3rd Biennial Australasian
Haemochromatosis Conference

Newcastle 25 & 26 August 2018

The program will deliver topics will explore topics related to our theme “Detection and prevention: A future without iron overload?”

The majority of sessions will include all audience members. Once each day,

Once each day there will be a session for researchers and health professionals to present submitted abstracts, while parallel sessions explore topics of more interest to patients and families. The program will also include workshop for nurses and phlebotomy staff exploring venesection best practice and patient care.

 Day 1: Saturday 25 August 2018
8.15 - 8.45 amRegistration
Tea and coffee on arrival.
8.45 - 10.30 amOpening Plenary
Welcome and acknowledgement of country : Dr Di Prince
Opening Address: Prof John Aitken
Keynoter speaker: How developments in DNA sequencing are re-shaping our approach to the detection of genetic differences associated with disease - Prof Rodney Scott
Haemochromatosis in Australia– the state of the nation Dr John Olynyk
Questions and Answers (15 mins)
10.30 - 11.00 amMorning tea
11.00 am - 12.30 pmPlenary Session
Haemochromatosis and the Liver - an Update: Dr Robert Cheng
Arthritis in Haemochromatosis – The Why, The Wherefore and Most Importantly, Where to from Here: Dr Graeme Carroll
Haemochromatosis in New Zealand - including transfusion, sporting and Polynesian perspectives: Dr Hilary Blacklock
12.30 - 1.30 pmLunch
1.30 - 3.30 pmGeneral Stream
Nutrition, dietary iron and supplements: Prof Clare Collins
Chronic illness and well-being: Tarnya Davis
Haemochromatosis and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service: Dr Peter Bentley
Nursing and haemochromatosis: Cindy Bryant
Your Blood. Our Sweat. No Tears: How donations from hemochromatosis patients are helping the quality of laboratories in Australia and around the world: Dr Louise Weinholt
Questions and Answers (20 minutes)

Research Stream
Selected papers: chaired by Dr Dan Johnstone
3.30 - 4.-00 pmAfternoon tea
4.00 - 5.00 pmPlenary Session
My Health Record- the essential guide for clinicans: Dr Peter del Fante
Research stream report back: Dr Dan Johnstone
Panel Q&A (25)
Wrap up Day 1: Dr Di Prince

Nursing / Venesection Workshop
Chaired by Cindy Bryant and Desma Wieringa
 Day 2: Sunday 26 August 2018
8.30 - 10.15 amPlenary Session
Hepcidin Therapeutics: Dr David Frazer
Genetic modifiers: (non-HFE haemochromatosis): Prof Nathan Subramaniam
HFE & non-HFE Haemochromatosis and Arthritis: Dr Dan Wallace
Iron in high places: Assoc Prof Liz Milward
Questions and Answers (20 mins)
10.15 - 10.45 amMorning tea
10.45 am - 12.30 pmGeneral Stream
Ensuring donor safety - Is venesecting therapeutic donors below Blood Service levels safe?: Michael Lim
A GP's perspective on treating haemochromatosis: Dr Katie Goot
HealthPathways and PatientInfo - Helping patients find quality health information : Megan Alston & Karin Calford
A Patient's Perspective: various
Support and advocacy: Dr Di Prince & Ben Marris

Research Stream
Selected papers chained by Dr Dan Johnstone
12.30. - 1.30 pmLunch
1.30 - 3.00 pmPlenary Session
Mi-Iron - What we learnt and what we should do now: Prof Martin Delatycki
Research stream report-back: Dr Dan Johnstone
Debate with panel of experts: Detection and prevention: A future without overload?

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