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Alison Hey-Cunningham +61 2 9515 6651    


Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Unit
Level 11, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Camperdown NSW 2050



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Australian Rare Lung Disease Conference

ARLDC21 will be held in a hybrid format, meaning there are virtual and in-person registration opportunities available. The in-person registration rate is applicable for those attending the ARLDC21 live at Cliftons Melbourne or Sydney. The virtual registration rate is applicable for those attending ARLDC21 online only.

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Australian Rare Lung Disease Conference Consumer Program:

What works for me: Experiences of self-management in Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) August 12 1pm-2pm

Presenters: Ms Karen Symons, Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Nurse Specialist Prof Anne Holland, PF Researcher, and a panel of patient-speakers

This interactive panel presentation moderated by Ms Karen Symons, will explore patient perspectives and tips for self-management strategies in navigating of life with PF. Live Q&A will be available throughout the session.

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Australian Rare Lung Disease Conference Consumer Program:

Diagnosis, management and unmet needs in progressive fibrotic lung diseases August 17 10am-11am

Presenter: Dr Kerri Johansson, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences

This session will provide an up-to-date overview of the diagnosis and management of Idiopathic PF and introduce the concept of progressive fibrosing ILDs. Participants will gain an understanding of both challenges and progress in the field. Live Q&A will begin at 10:30am.

To register for either session, visit

Save the Date: CREATE Researcher Development Weekend - November, 2021

The CREATE Researcher Development weekend - for mentors and mentees - will now be held as a virtual event. Contact Kate Christian on with any enquiries. Date(s) to be confirmed.


International Events

European Respiratory Society International Congress (ERS) September 5-8

Will be a fully virtual event: 


21st International Colloquium on Lung and Airway Fibrosis (ICLAF), Reykjavik, Iceland

Date: Postponed to 2022