The History of Amyloidosis Workshops
The first amyloidosis workshop first occurred in 2005 and toured to Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. This meeting was sponsored by the Leukaemia Foundation Australia (LFA) and arranged by the LFA staff and Mrs Pat Neely, in close cooperation with four haematologists, Associate Professor Peter Mollee in Brisbane, Professor Joy Ho in Sydney, Dr Noemi Horvarth in Adelaide and Dr Merrole Cole-Sinclair in Melbourne. The invited guest speaker was the then Director of the UK National Amyloidosis Centre, Professor Philip Hawkins.
The second workshop, run by the newly formed Australian Amyloidosis Network, took place twelve years later in 2017 with Professor Philip Hawkins returning as the invited speaker joined by the American Cardiologist Professor Rodney Falk.
Since then, the Amyloidosis Workshops have been organized by the AAN every 2 years. The Amyloidosis 2021 Workshops were disrupted by the COVID pandemic but still proceeded as a variety of in-person, hybrid or on-line events.
Previous Amyloidosis Workshops
Amyloidosis Workshop 2005
Professor Philip Hawkins (Director, UK National Amyloidosis Centre)
Amyloidosis Workshop 2017
Professor Philip Hawkins (Director UK National Amyloidosis Centre)
Professor Rodney Falk (Director Cardiac Amyloidosis Programme, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston &Harvard Medical School)
Amyloidosis Workshop 2019
Professor Angela Dispenzieri (The Mayo Clinic, Rochester)
Professor Julian Gillmore (Director, UK National Amyloidosis Centre)
Amyloidosis Workshop 2021
Professor Morie Gertz (The Mayo Clinic, Rochester)
Professor Claudio Rapezzi (Cardiology Polyclinic, Bologna, Italy)
Associate Professor Carol Whelan (Senior Consultant Cardiologist, UK National Amyloidosis Centre)
Queensland, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart.
Sydney and Perth meetings cancelled due to COVID.
Melbourne PFAC Workshop livestreamed.
The Health Professional Workshop
Live streamed with interactive sessions with invited International experts.