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Symposium 2021: About


Symposium 2021 website* now live here

* Please note, access to the Symposium website first requires registration here

Maddie Riewoldt's Vision (Maddie's Vision) is dedicated to finding a cure for Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes. Since inception in 2015, Maddie's Vision has been a galvanising force in elevating awareness of bone marrow failure, raising substantial funds (over $9 million AUD in committed funds) and purposely identifying and supporting the best researchers in Australia to enable them to specifically undertake focused research in bone marrow failure.

 In 2018, with assistance from Victorian State Government funding, Maddie’s Vision established the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Bone Marrow Biology. The CRE has provided a centralised contact point for all current grantees, researchers and co-researchers, community organisations and commercial entities. 

The CRE has provided capacity to incorporate additional projects, to complete a critical mass of researchers and complementary projects, to expand infrastructure and coordinate BMFS research opportunities. This has facilitated a synchronisation of current and future research opportunities, and is amplifying and accelerating research outcomes.

In May 2019, the CRE's inaugural National Symposium on Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes attracted 180 delegates from across Australia and abroad. Building on this incredible success and momentum, the CRE is delighted to announce the dates for the 2nd National Symposium to be held virtually (due to COVID-19 restrictions) on Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th May, 2021. The three day event will include a full day Patient and Family Forum and a one and a half day scientific symposium. 

It will provide another opportunity to bring together the most innovative, talented and exceptional minds in the field of Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes from Australia and internationally. We are thrilled to announce our four incredible guest speakers:

  • Keynote: Dr Neal Young, Chief Haematology Branch, National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. 
  • Keynote: Professor Alison Bertuch, Associate Professor Department of Paediatrics, Haematology/Oncology Section, Department of Molecular & Human Genetics Huffington Centre on Aging, Director Bone Marrow Failure Program, Texas Children's Cancer and Haematology Centres, Texas Children's Hospital.
  • Professor Ketan Patel, Director MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine and MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, University of Oxford.
  • Dr Paula Rio, Principal Investigator in the Hematopoietic Innovative Therapies Division at CIEMAT/CIBERER/IIS-FJD, Madrid Spain.

For more information about our international speakers, please click here

The Symposium website is now live here. Please note that access to the site first requires registration. Please use the email you entered at registration to log in. You will then be prompted to create a password, which will be used each time you access the Symposium website.


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