Unfinished Business: National Mesh Implant Forum
When: Fri., 5 April 2019; 9am – 5pm AEDT
Where: Citadines on Bourke Melbourne; 135 Bourke Street; Melbourne, VIC
The National Mesh Implant Forum will be held in Melbourne on Friday, 5 April 2019 to consider all aspects of Australia’s mesh implant crisis.
The event will bring together mesh injured consumers, carers, regulatory authorities, health officials, the Chair of the Senate Inquiry into mesh and consumer advocates to create solutions and bring about real change.
The forum will consider not only the impact of pelvic mesh and rectocele implants but the emerging parallel crisis involving people who have received mesh implants for hernia treatment.
Tickets available now HERE
The Forum is proudly convened by the Health Issues Centre and Health Consumers NSW, Health Consumers Queensland, Health Consumers’ Council (WA), Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia, Health Care Consumers (ACT) and Health Consumers Tasmania.
- Registration is available both for live attendance at the Forum or through virtual attendance via live streaming: HERE.
- Tickets are $30 for mesh-injured consumers, $10 for live streaming and $120 for organisation representatives.
- The draft schedule is now available HERE.
- The one-day forum includes lunch and refreshments.
- Further information will shortly be released on speakers and panellists.
Make your voice count
Whether or not you are able to attend the National Forum on Mesh in Melbourne on 5th April, you can make sure your voice is heard. We are inviting mesh injured people to send a 90-second video statement that can be aired on the day reflecting your own experiences, hopes and concerns.
If you would like to make a statement but would prefer not to record a video, we would welcome a written piece of up to 350 words that we could read out on the day. We will make these anonymous if requested.
For more information about the Forum please call the Victorian Health Issues Centre on 03 8676 9050.