The Australasian Mastocytosis Society (TAMS) has been created as an advocacy, education and support body for those throughout Australasia who suffer from or care for those with a Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD) including Systemic Mastocytosis, Cutaneous Mastocytosis, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). TAMS has been established due to the overwhelming need for sufferers and their supporters to find a local voice and active support network.
TAMS is an independent ‘not for profit’ incorporated organisation with a committed and functional committee of individuals from Sydney (New South Wales), Wellington NZ, Melbourne (Victoria), Tasmania and Seattle USA – all of whom are sufferers or carers, ensuring your needs will be met.
In April 2012, TAMS hosted the first official mastocytosis conference to be held in Australia. It featured many speakers and workshops dealing with MCAD as well as providing delegates the opportunity to meet others in a relaxed and friendly environment. At this conference, support group networks and firm pathways established.
Before the first conference was even finished, planning for the 2013 Conference was underway. This was another extremely successful conference held on Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April, once again (due to popular demand) in the beautiful Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia.
The 2014 Conference – Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th May is in the planning process behind the scenes and we are very happy with the exciting program that is developing.. In the wonderful city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia it will be held at The Royal Brighton Yacht Club, a wonderful venue located at the Esplanade,Middle Brighton, right on the beach.
For further details, stay tuned to our website, or subscribe to our e-News to stay informed of the progress of the Conference and keep up to date with the latest news and developments.
Become a Member of The Australasian Mastocytosis Society (TAMS)
Receive regular updates via the TAMS website , quarterly TAMS eNewsletter, yearly Research in Review eReport, member of online and face-to-face support groups and more.
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Please be aware that the information on this site is mainly intended for those newly diagnosed, and for those who want a basic knowledge of the condition. We have provided links within the site to more authoritative sites and articles, if needed.