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Unfinished Business: National Mesh Implant Forum

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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

135 Bourke Street

#131

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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The National Mesh Implant Forum will be held in Melbourne on Friday April 5, 2019, to consider all aspects of Australia’s mesh implant crisis.

The event will bring together mesh injured consumers, carers, regulators, politicians, health officials and consumer advocates to collaborate to consider best practice treatment models and explore regulatory changes to the way medical devices such as mesh are approved and monitored.

It is a unique opportunity for mesh-injured consumers to meet regulators and share their experiences of post-surgery complications and the effects of mesh implants and create real change.

The forum will consider not only the impact of pelvic mesh implants, but the emerging parallel crisis involving men and women who have received mesh implants as treatment for hernia.

It is hosted by the Health Issues Centre, a not-for-profit organisation advocating to ensure the health system serves the best interests of consumers, and jointly convened by State Consumer Health Peak bodies.

The forum will examine progress in the wake of the Government’s national apology over pelvic mesh implants in late 2018, and a year after the Senate Inquiry into mesh implants.

  • Registration is available both for live attendance at the Forum or through virtual attendance via live streaming.

  • Tickets now available - $30 for mesh-injured consumers and carers, $10 for live streaming and $120 for organisation representatives and professionals.

  • The one-day forum includes lunch and refreshments.

  • Further information will shortly be released on speakers and panellists.

  • The Draft Program is available by clicking on this link: Mesh Forum Program

  • For accommodation at Citadines on Bourke and public transport options, please check the Mesh Forum FAQ's on our website healthissuescentre.org.au.

  • For registration inquiries, please contact Health Issues Centre by email at info@hic.org.au or you can call on 03 8676 9050.

To coincide with the Mesh Implant Forum, Health Issues Centre is hosting a free screening of the "Must See" film THE BLEEDING EDGE on Thursday evening, 4th April at the Kino Cinemas, Melbourne City. The film shines the light on the $400 billion medical device industry in the US and the stories of people whose lives have been harmed from implanted medical devices.

Following the film screening, a panel including John Skerritt, Head of the TGA and Joanne McCarthy, award-winning Fairfax Media Journalist, will discuss aspects of the film and the parallels to the Australian experience. You can register for a free ticket to the film screening by clicking on this link: https://bleedingedgefilm.eventbrite.com.au


Forum proudly convened by: Health Issues Centre Victoria, Health Consumers NSW, Health Consumers Queensland, Health Consumers’ Council (WA), Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia, Health Care Consumers (ACT), Health Consumers Tasmania.





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Citadines on Bourke Melbourne

135 Bourke Street

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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