Amyloidosis 2017 Westmead Conference : Patient and Family Programme

The patient and family programme is aimed at providing practical information on advances in the treatment of each of the amyloidosis disorders. It will provide an opportunity to ask questions of the experts. Most exciting is the chance to hear first hand the insights and knowledge of two world leaders in amyloidosis, Professors Philip Hawkins from University College, Londonand Rodney Falk from Harvard University, Boston.


10.20 – 10.50am     WELCOMING COFFEE


Session 1                                                                                 10.50am – 12.20pm

Chair : Patricia Neely

10.50 -11.00          What is amyloidosis?

                               Peter Mollee

11.00 -11.20          What are the different types of amyloid diseases

                              Graeme Stewart

11.20 – 12.00         Amyloidosis of the Heart

                               Rodney Falk

12.00 – 1.00pm     Are we close to a cure for amyloidosis?

                               Philip Hawkins


12.20 – 1.00pm     LUNCH


Session 2                                                                                      1.00pm – 3.00pm

Chair : Linda Mekhael

1.00 – 1.10 pm     The importance of education and community awareness of 


                             Patricia Neely

1.10 – 1.20pm      A personal perspective on fighting for a cure for all people with


                             Trisha Gardiner

1.20 – 3.00pm      Interactive session based on questions submitted by attendees

                                similar in format to the Westmead Forum in May 2016 with the

                                goal of covering all recent advances in each form of amyloid

                                disease including familial amyloidosis.


3.00pm                 WORKSHOP CLOSURE