Second Australian Sickle Cell Scientific Conference

Second Australian Sickle Cell Scientific Conference

Health Equality for All

The importance of Newborn Screening in Health Management
10th September 2022 | Sydney Wesley Conference Center

2nd Australian Sickle Cell Scientific Conference by Australian Sickle Cell Advocacy Inc. is conference which aims to provide relevant information and resources to patients/caretakers, increase awareness and highlight strategic importance for treatment.

The main theme for this conference is to highlight why Health Equity is essential even for the unborn children when we focus on Newborn Screening for Sickle Cell Disease to be introduced in Australia. The 2nd Australian Sickle Cell Scientific Conference focuses upon increased awareness among all stakeholders about the disease, and data collection for national surveillance database. It also proposes to change the face of sickle cell disease in Australia by having deliberate discussions like this. We have seen the impact this has done in the past four years since our organisation was born.

This is a one day event which invites leading speakers for conference who will highlight strategic importance about dealing with sickle cell disease. As per theme of 2nd Australian Sickle Cell Scientific Conference, health equality is for all where importance of newborn screening in health management is emphasised.

Conference Objectives
  • To raise awareness with the focus on newborn screening to be introduced in Australia
  • Raise awareness about sickle cell disease in Australia.
  • Invite leading speakers who will increase awareness about sickle cell disease and highlight strategic importance for treatment
  • Invite healthcare consultants working on newborn screening in sickle cell management to highlight the importance for this screening.
  • Offer a great atmosphere for Sickle Cell Warriors and Caregivers to discuss any issues impacting them.
  • Put Sickle Cell Disease on the spotlight for all stakeholders to understand the issues impacting the Australian Patient
  • Give all stakeholders an opportunity to meet in the same room

10th September 2022

8am – 5pm / 7pm – 10pm Dinner

Wesley Conference Center
220 Pitt St, Sydney, NSW, 2000

$100 (Organisations)
$75 (Students & Concession)
$0 for patients and caregivers

To participate please contact us


Dr Kongolo Kalumba
Dr Ngaire Elwood
Hanna Visagie

Dr Anthea Greenway
Prof Merlin Crossley


Wesley Conference Centre

Conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Wesley Conference Centre is easily accessible for attendees travelling by public transport, guests that prefer to drive or those that are staying Sydney for your event.

Parking Facilities

Close to Wesley Conference Centre you can find two parking facilities.
Piccadilly Secure Car Park located on Castlereagh Street has direct access to the Wesley Conference Centre, while the Hilton Car Park is located

opposite the Centre’s main entrance on Pitt Street

Train Stations.

The closest train stations to Wesley Conference Centre are Town Hall Station and St. James Station. Both are within five minutes walking distance.


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This conference is free for patients and caregivers, to register for free please Contact Us