Published 12 February 2019 by

Unfinished Business: National Mesh Implant Forum

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, 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 Health Issues Centre, Health Consumers NSW, Health Consumers Queensland, Health Consumers’ Council (WA), Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia, Health Care Consumers (ACT), Health Consumers Tasmania.

- Registration is available both for live attendance at the Forum or through virtual attendance via live streaming via HERE

- Tickets are $30 for mesh injured consumers, $10 for live streaming and $120 for organisation representatives and professionals.

- The final program is now available HERE

- The one-day forum includes lunch and refreshments.

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

- See our FAQ’s for further information on public transport options, accommodation if required (including a number of rooms at a special Citadines Hotel rate), and further Forum details.

- Whether you attend the event or not, we are inviting all mesh-injured people to record a 90 second video statement that may be aired on the day. Alternatively, you can send us a written statement to be read on the day. Click HERE for more details.

On Thursday evening, April 4, we are screening the documentary “The Bleeding Edge”, a must-see film covering the $400 billion medical device industry in the US, and the emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed from implanted medical devices.

Highly engaging and enraging, seeing this film could not only change your life, it could save your life.

The film screening will be held at the Kino Cinemas in Melbourne, commencing at 7:00pm, with the panel discussion following at approximately 8:30pm.

The panel will include John Skerritt, Head of the Therapeutic Goods Administration and Joanne McCarthy, Newcastle Herald Journalist who has written articles on both pelvic and hernia mesh (for recent articles, see HEREHERE and HERE). This is a free ticket event; you can register by clicking HERE

For more information about any aspect of the Forum, please email or call us on 03 8676 9050.

Published 12 February 2019 by

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