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14th Biennial CHARGE Syndrome Conference

Hobart 3-5 April, 2020

We’re all in this together

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We are so excited to be hosting the conference in Hobart next year. It is a little further to travel for many, but why not make a holiday out of it? Start saving or fundraising now! You may be able to include the registration cost for your child with CHARGE syndrome, in their funding plan.

When, where & what?

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April, 2020

Venue

Wrest Point, Hobart, Tasmania. If you would like suggestions for alternative accomodation or tourist tips, please contact kylie.moore@chargesyndrome.org.au.

Accomodation

Use this link to book your room at the special conference rates. There are three different styles of accomodation, which start from $169 per night. Breakfast is not included.

Program

See the draft program here (some items are still to be confirmed).

Pricing and registration

Registration is now open! Early bird prices are available until 30 November 2019.

  • Adult ticket - early bird $315, save $35

  • Child ticket including catering - early bird price $158, save $17

  • Child ticket excluding catering - early bird price $135, save $15

  • Professional (medical or allied health) ticket - early bird $495, save $55

  • Adults not attending conference proceedings (adult with CHARGE, carer, social attendee) - early bird $180, save $20

  • Saturday gala event only - $75.

(additional ticket details are on the trybooking website.)

Why should I attend?

There will be a number of specialists from Australia and overseas presenting on a range of topics from the latest in medical issues, behaviour and education for individuals with CHARGE. There will also be a range of presentations on topics designed to support and strengthen the family unit such as support for siblings, parent/carer self care, grief and cyber safety.

Conferences not only provide an opportunity to broaden our knowledge on CHARGE but most importantly it is an amazing opportunity to connect with peers that are travelling the same journey as us. Whether it be individuals with CHARGE meeting others who understand and relate to the challenges and joys they face daily. Whether it is parents and carers meeting others who who have travelled these paths before, are travelling them now and being able to connect with those that 'get it'. Whether its siblings meeting others who know what it is like to live with a brother or sister with CHARGE. Or whether it is specialists, allied health staff, teachers, support workers being able to network, meet other specialists and share tips and tricks, knowledge and wisdom.

Whatever the situation, the networking and support that you will encounter at a CHARGE conference is unmatched.

Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at the conference please contact Kylie Moore at kylie.moore@chargesyndrome.org.au.

Fundraising for the conference

Do you have a fundraising idea? Willing to donate some time or goods for fundraising? Want to help raise some funds to make this Conference the most rewarding experience for all attendees as possible? We are calling all those who can assist our fundraising efforts in any way, big or small, in the lead up to the conference. Fundraising allows us to bring you the leading experts in CHARGE from around the world, offer fun and engaging activities for the younger attendees at the conference, and helps us to provide services, such as interpreters and assistive technology, to make the conference as accessible as possible.  

If you can help in any way please contact our conference committee via kylie.moore@chargesyndrome.org.au