From time to time Haemochromatosis Australia organises public information sessions and support meetings around the country. The majority of these are held around Haemochromatosis Awareness Week in August each year.

Coming Events

Sutherland, NSW : 26 August 2017

Public Information Session, AGM and Comedy Night

All three events will be held at Club on East, 7 East Parade, Sutherland NSW (Club on East website cluboneast.com.au).

Public Haemochromatosis Information Session

A free information session about haemochromatosis will be held on Saturday afternoon from 2.00pm.

Distinguished guest speakers will talk about different aspects of haemochromatosis.

• Professor Jacob George, Westmead Hospital

• Dr Adrian Sartoretto, Gastroenterologist, The Infusion Clinic, Randwick

• Dr Daniel Wallace, Senior Lecturer, Queensland Institute of Technology (Disciplines Genetics, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Clinical Sciences)

• Dianne Prince, President, Haemochromatosis Australia

• A representative from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service will talk about their therapeutic donor program

The panel will then conduct a question and answer session.

The full management board of Haemochromatosis Australia will be present to talk about the work our organisation does to support people affected by haemochromatosis and to raise awareness of the condition so that those at risk are detected and treated before any harm occurs.

The event will be followed by afternoon tea and then the Annual General Meeting of Haemochromatosis Australia. Guests are welcome to stay on and observe the meeting.

Please RSVP with your name, phone and email address to rsvp@ha.org.au (for catering and room set up purposes)

Annual General Meeting : Haemochromatosis Australia

The AGM of our incorporated association will be held at Club on East, 7 East Parade, Sutherland NSW on 26 August 2017 at approximately 3.30pm (following the public information session above).

All members of Haemochromatosis Australia are invited to attend. Business of the meeting will include presentation of the annual report, review of audited financial accounts and election of officers of the management committee.

If you are interested in nominating for election to the management board, please contact the Secretary Tony Moorhead on 07 5438 8267 or email admin@ha.org.au to obtain a nomination form.

An agenda will be available two weeks before the meeting.

RSVP to rsvp@ha.org.au with your name and contact details.

Comedy for a Cause: Comedy Night in support of Haemochromatosis Australia.

This is our major fund-raising event of the year. Please support us and bring your friends along for a night of fun and laughter.

Seating will be theatre style and there will be a cash bar in operation.

Club on East has excellent dining facilities should you wish to enjoy a meal before the event.

Comedy Night tickets available here (Comedy for a Cause website).

 


Blue Mountains, NSW – Living with Haemochromatosis

Anyone LIVING WITH HAEMOCHROMATOSIS is welcome to come to any of the informal meetings held by Blackheath’s Haemochromatosis Discussion Group.   Friendly supportive atmosphere, private; no RSVPs, sign ins nor entry fees.  Just call in whenever it suits and meet others just like you.

Meetings are held at the Blackheath Golf Club, Valley View Rd & Brightlands Ave, Blackheath. Meet at the reception desk. Discussion begins at 11.00 am in a small private meeting room. Refreshments available from Birdies Bistro after noon.

Enquiries Barbara 02 4787 7937 or email  barbara@ozemail.com.au or SMS/text 0467 558 032.

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South Australian Support Group

Some of our members from South Australia get together from time to time for a chat and a cup of coffee. The group meets on the third Saturday of every even month (except December).  Contact Matthew on 0412766925 or email rsvp@ha.org.au for further details of the next meeting.


Toowoomba

Cheryl Wilson organises an informal support group that meets every few months at Cheryl’s home for a chat and a cuppa. The next meeting will be 12 March 2017. Give Cheryl a ring on 07 4635 6275 if you would like to attend.


Townsville Support Group

If you’re interested in joining a local support group contact Sheryl on 07 4725 3973  or mobile 0408 702300 or email tom.brannan@bigpond.com