We wish all of our members and supporters a safe and happy festive season and thank you for your wonderful contribution to twin research in 2015. We celebrate with you some of our best twin moments of 2015.
- The 2015 Twins Plus Festival brought together nearly 2000 twins and their families in Melbourne for an event like no other! Great entertainment combined with the opportunity for twins to connect and learn more about twin health and medical research for a truly memorable event.
- NSW's first twin research hub is launched at the University of Sydney's exciting new initiative, the Charles Perkins Centre. A collaboration between the University and the ATR, the hub's aim is to encourage the development of twin research in NSW as well as Australia and globally.
- Recognition of the vital role of twin research with the Federal Government announcing Australian's first Centre for Excellence in Twin Research to provide ongoing support for the ATR and new initiatives in Australian and global twin research.
- 18 twin studies were launched in 2015, reflecting the huge diversity of research into such conditions as back pain, brain ageing, obesity, diabetes, speech disorders, breast cancer, epilepsy and bone health. Learn more about current studies seeking twins here
We thank members for the contribution of their time and/or financial support in 2015. Funds raised in 2015 went towards establishing a vital resource, the new twins’ research hub at Charles Perkins Centre. This campaign continues until the end of the year and we welcome your support here
And there is much more in store for 2016 – we look forward to working with you to ensure twin research continues to deliver health insights to benefit twins and the whole community.