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.
2014 Conference is now in the early stages of the planning process and we are very happy to announce that it will be held on Friday 2nd May to Sunday 4th May 2014 in the wonderful city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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.
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