2014 Conference

2014 conference

With 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:


Alternatively, you can request a registration form by sending us an email: info@mastocytosis.com.au

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.


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.


MARCH FOR MASTO – our first annual walk-a-thon is all go!

Saturday 3rd May commencing at 2.30pm from the Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

To register and start gathering sponsors/donations, click here:

[ TAMS 2014 Walkathon Registration ]

This will be a conference not to be missed, I hope to see you there.

Claire Ellis
Vice Chair, TAMS


The first release conference program has been published and is now available to download , but please bear in mind that alterations to this program may occur. We are still working away behind the scenes adding the finishing touches to this fantastic conference. There are just a few last minute confirmations to be made regarding the time slots and some late additions to our speakers list. The finalised conference program will be available as soon as possible.

TAMS 2014 Conference Program

Don’t forget to register!  Click here:


Or alternatively, for a registration form, email info@mastocytosis.com.au

This Conference will provide a wonderful opportunity for medical professionals, patients, carers, masto kids and their siblings to connect to knowledge, resources and support to help manage mastocytosis and mast cell activation disorder (MCAD). Delegates will learn from leading medical professionals about this disease. We have secured some of the best masto-savvy professionals including Prof Jo Douglass, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Celia Zubrinich, The Alfred Hospital,a psychologist, a dietician and more to provide you with the latest treatments and methods of living with or caring for someone who has a mast cell related disease.

Just some of the topics to be covered include:

  • Living with Mastocytosis and MCAD
  • Managing your symptoms
  • Latest treatments and research
  • Masto-friendly fitness and nutrition
  • For carers: how to deal with your patient and their masto
  • For patients: dealing with your carer
  • Mast cells and kids


The Royal Brighton Yacht Club is positioned on the waterfront in the beautiful bayside town of brighton, with magnificent balcony views of Port Phillip Bay and our wonderful City of Melbourne.

The Bayview Room will be host to our conference, and, as the name says, it has spectacular bay views, overlooking the marina to the city.


heading-accommodationQuest Brighton on the Bay is conveniently located directly opposite the club and we have arranged a special  deal for conference delegates. Don’t forget to mention that you are attending the TAMS conference to receive this discounted rate.




  • Middle Brighton Sea Baths – Less than 200m
  • Brighton Bathing Boxes – 1km
  • Luna Park – 5km
  • Arts Centre – 10.8km

Luna Park 3   Brighton Bathing Boxes   Arts Centre