SAVE THE DATE
FRIDAY 1ST – SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2015
4TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Be sure you add this to your calendar and start planning your visit to Sydney. Watch this space for updates.
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.
Our 3rd conference, held in Melbourne in May 2014 was even better, incorporating our inaugural Walkathon “March for Masto”, which, in spite of Melbourne’s special weather of four seasons in one day, was also very successful as both a fun social event and as a fundraiser. Plans are underway for the 2015 walkathon which is to be held in all cities (with your help of course) on 28th February, which is appropriately international Rare Disease Day.
Now we are counting down to our 4th annual conference! We hope to see you there.
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.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
To become a member complete the TAMS Online Membership Form
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.