We are excited to invite you to our 2024 MDDA National Family Retreat at the picturesque Yarra Valley Lodge.

While Melbourne’s weather might keep us guessing with its mix of sun and rain, one thing’s for certain – we’re in for a memorable time! Our mission is to bring together individuals and families from the IEM Australian community, spanning from newly diagnosed babies, kids, and teens to adults, along with supportive family members, spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, and carers representing all protein IEMs.

What to Expect:

  • Educational Sessions: Dive deep into insightful sessions designed to empower you with knowledge and strategies to navigate life with an IEM effectively. Learn from experts in the field and gain valuable insights to enhance your journey.
  • Friendship Building: Forge meaningful connections and strengthen friendships with fellow attendees who understand your experiences. Share stories, advice, and laughter in a supportive and uplifting environment.
  • Fun-filled Activities: Unwind and let loose with a variety of exciting activities tailored to all age groups. From outdoor adventures to creative workshops, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Why Attend:

Every year, the retreat unites us as a community, offering opportunities to learn from experts, hear from fellow members, and celebrate our collective strength. Whether you’re in search of guidance or simply eager to connect with like-minded individuals for a weekend of fun, our retreat guarantees an unforgettable experience. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we receive each year speaks volumes, with many expressing their excitement to return.

Event Details:

  • Date: October 4th-6th 2024
  • Location: Yarra Valley Lodge, The Heritage Golf & Country Club.

Take a peek at the fun-filled kids club adventures enjoyed from previous MDDA Retreat. 2024 will have similar adventures in store!