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2014 ConferenceWith only 2 days to go our 3rd conference is shaping up to be very exciting!


After a great deal of research and consideration, our Chef Gus has come up with a suitable and delicious dinner for our Saturday night at Quest Brighton on the Bay.

Those of you who have replied with special dietary requirements will be catered for according to your lists of “can” and “can’t” eat (which is nearly a book in itself). I have to say that the staff at Quest have been so obliging and thoughtful – they are all doing everything they can to enable a happy experience for all.

Please reply yes or no to a dinner reservation as soon as possible. $26 per head is the price.
This year we are offering a main course only as many people don’t eat two courses. Should you desire an entree and/or dessert, these will be available at additional menu prices.

I look forward to hearing from you.

PS: our American friends have arrived safely and have even survived Melbourne traffic (on the wrong side of the road) Welcome Mishele Cunningham and family

Its’ not too late!

You can still register online, or on the day, for our fast approaching conference following the link:

[Click Here to Register Online]

Alternatively, you can request a registration form by sending us an email:

[Click here to Email us] 

If you are not a TAMS member, book in early to receive the early bird price; or, become a member which will entitle you to the special member’s discount.

[Click here to become a member]

This is going to be a fantastic conference, so register now so you don’t miss out.

Quest Brighton apartments are offering a very good deal for all conference delegates. Be sure to mention that you are attending the TAMS conference 2 – 4 May.

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The 2014 ConferenceFriday 2nd to Sunday 4th May is almost here!

You can register online. or via email, check out the conference program and accommodation as well as register and start organising your sponsors/donors for the walk-a-thon.

To view the program:     [  TAMS 2014 Conference Program C 18.4.14  ]

Online Walk-a-thon registrations will be open until Wednesday 30th April. You can alternatively register on the day at 2.00 pm.

To download registration for the walk-a-thon:[ TAMS 2014 Walkathon Registration ]

If you are unable to attend the conference, or participate in the March for Masto walk-a-thon, you can still support us by sponsoring a friend, or simply making a donation:

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.

Now we are counting down to our 3rd 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 info@mastocytosis.com.au

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.