Haemochromatosis Awareness Week 2015

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Each year in August, Haemochromatosis Australia coordinates Haemochromatosis Awareness Week. The week is an opportunity to focus attention on haemochromatosis and the risk of inherited iron overload through the media, displays and other activities. This year the week will be observed from 10 – 16 August.

In Melbourne, Haemochromatosis Australia will host a free public information session at Places Victoria’s Studio (Mezzanine Level), 710 Collins St, Docklands on Tuesday 11 August at 6pm.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Associate Professor Amanda Nicoll, Director of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Eastern Health, who will provide an overview of haemochromatosis, following which there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Ben Marris, President of Haemochromatosis Australia will also be present to provide information about awareness raising and support activities.

All welcome – people living with haemochromatosis, families and friends and health professionals with an interest in the condition!

A light supper will be provided. Come along and meet the volunteer leadership team from Haemochromatosis Australia and talk with other people living with haemochromatosis in your community.

RSVP to rsvp@ha.org.au or 1300 019 028.

4 responses to “Haemochromatosis Awareness Week 2015”

  1. Renae Haynes says:

    Hello. I’d love to come to the event, however I’m unable to get a sitter for my 4 month old baby. Would it be alright if I sat toward the back with my baby, I would quietly leave if she started to fuss.
    I’d like to explain that it would mean a lot to be able to attend as my brother has just had a heart and liver transplant due to haemochromotosis. It was all too late by the time we found out, his heart was already too far gone. I need to learn more as it also effects the rest of our family. Sorry for the long winded request.

    • Joanne says:

      Hi Renae

      So wonderful that you will be attending the public info session on the 11tn August. I’m really looking forward to meeting you (and bubs).


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