News and events
6 September 2016
Our fifth annual report published
Mesothelioma in Australia 2015
18 – 20 August 2016
Australian Lung Cancer Conference
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
A/Prof Fraser Brims (not in photo) presented for the poster session on behalf of the Australian Mesothelioma Registry.
Spoorthi Gowda, AMR Data Manager attending the Australian Lung Cancer Conference.
22 January 2016
A peer-reviewed journal article has been published today in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This article utilizes the data from the Australian Mesothelioma Registry and reports the malignant mesothelioma trends in Australia.
Please see below for further information:
Soeberg MJ, Leigh J, Driscoll T, Armstrong B, Young JM, van Zandwijk N 2016. Incidence and survival trends for malignant pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma, Australia, 1982-2009. Occup Environ Med doi:10.1136/oemed-2015-103309.
27 November 2015
Visit of Vietnamese & Lao delegation
From left to right:
- Vilada phomduangsy, APHEDA Laos
- Hoang Thi le Hang, APHEDA Vietnam
- Dr Tran Tuan, Vietnam Ban Asbestos Network
- Ms Do Thi Van, Vietnam Ban Asbestos Network
- Ms Grace Kwaan, AMR Manager
- Dr Luong Mai-Anh, Health and Environment Management Agency, Vietnam Ministry of Health
- Mr Somphong Soulivanh, Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce
- Dr Bounthome Samountry, Lao Ministry of Health
- Ms Winnie Kam, AMR Data Manager
... Coffee from Laos and Vietnam. Thank you for the gifts!
22 - 24 November 2015
2nd International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Attending the International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management in Brisbane hosted by ASEA.
Dr Geza Benke (not in photo) presented on behalf of the Australian Mesothelioma Registry.
The event brought together well renowned local and international experts in asbestos management, health, advocacy and governance.
Prof Nico van Zandwijk presenting on Australian Trials and Treatment.
31 August 2015
Our fourth annual report published
Mesothelioma in Australia 2014
17 December 2014
Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety article
Read about mesothelioma in Australia and the AMR in an article just published in this special edition on asbestos-related diseases
26 August 2014
Our third annual report published
23 January 2014
AMR website now optimised for mobiles and tablets
The new mobile site gives patients, doctors and relatives the ability to find information about the AMR on the go and to access FAQs through smartphones and tablets up to seven inches.
23 September 2013
Our second annual report published
15 October 2012
The first edition of the Australian Mesothelioma Registry newsletter 'AMR Update' has been circulated
13 September 2012
Our first annual report published
Read about rates of new cases and deaths from mesothelioma in Australia and patterns of exposure to asbestos in mesothelioma patients.
13 November 2010
The Australian Asbestos Network: A New Tracking System for Mesothelioma
'A new national mesothelioma registry will provide government, policy advisers and researchers with the most detailed information yet on patterns and trends in the incidence of the disease.'
30 April 2010
Julia Gillard officially launches the Australian Mesothelioma Registry
'On 30th April 2010 The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, officially launched the new Australian Mesothelioma Registry which will be managed by a consortium led by the Cancer Institute New South Wales and including some of the leading experts in asbestos related disease in Australia.'