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.

This year we are grateful to be sponsored by NSW Health Minister’s Office Hon Brad Hazzard MP and our all season sponsor Novartis.

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

Conference Agenda

Below is the conference agenda.

For a full detailed program, please click here: Second Australian Sickle Cell Scientific Conference


Hon Mark Butler – VIP
Hon Maria Vamvakinou – VIP
Dr Ngaire Elwood

Agnes Nsofwa
Dr Kongolo Kalumba – Keynote Speaker
Dr Kylie Mason – Keynote Speaker

Dr Ifeyinwa Osunkwo – Keynote Speaker
Dr Anthea Greenway – Keynote Speaker
Kate Halliday

Prof Merlin Crossley
Dr Martin Nguyen
Dr Hsiao Voon

Dr Patrick McGann
Dr Akshat Jain
Ms Melody Magengezha

Zakareya Alkadhem
Anna Duncan
Dr Giselle Kidson-Gerber

Dr Kate Quinlan
Esperance Bwahadi
Ms Monica-Ferrie

Miss Hanna Visagie
Ms Annastasia Njeri
Ms Claire Dowsing

Ms Karen Visagie
Ms Mayase Jere
Ms Mwewa Chisenga

Ms Nathalie Kapuya
Dr Zane Kaplan
Dr Rachael Rodgers

Dr Kobie Von Wielligh
Dr Christina Carter
Felicity McNeil

Zewe Kanangu
George Houssos
Pat Bollard

Dr. Tan
Dr. Elizabeth Emma Palmer
Marina Yarotska

Dr. Gregory Kato


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