Edinburgh Patient Forum - 20th May 2011

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Edinburgh Patient Forum - 20th May 2011

Post by sophie » 07 Mar 2011 14:54

MDS Patient Forum
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH39SR

MDS UK will offer 20 travel grants to Edinburgh - for those in the rest of the UK who would otherwise struggle to attend this special Forum.
This forum is held in conjunction with the 11th International MDS Symposium.

Friday 20th May 2011

A g e n d a

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome and registration process
* Tea/Coffee *

09.30 - 10.15 Introduction to the programme of events and activities of the support groups
David Hall – Chairman, MDS UK Patient Support Group
Rodney Taylor – Deputy Chairman, MDS UK
Sophie Wintrich – Patient Liaison, MDS UK

10.15 - 12.00 Patient Forum Discussion - Quality of Life Session
Natalie Singer, CNS, Beatson Oncology Centre, Glasgow
Jeff Horn, CNS, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland.
Phyllis Paterson, CNS, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

12.00 - 1300 Lunch

13.00 - 13.40 “What exactly is MDS, symptoms and how it is diagnosed”
Dr Sally Killick, Consultant Haematologist
Royal Bournemouth Hospital Foundation Trust, UK

13.40 - 14.20 “Current Treatments in MDS, the Scottish Perspective.”
Dr Dominic Culligan, Consultant Haematologist
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland.

14.20 - 15.00 “Understanding Clinical Trials and what is available”
Dr Mark Drummond, Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
Beatson Oncology Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

15.00 - 15.30 General Questions and Answers Session from Panel
Dr S Killick, Dr D Culligan, Dr M Drummond,
Natalie Singer, Jeff Horn and Phyllis Paterson

For registration, please call Sophie on 020 7733 7558
or email swintrich@mds-foundation.org – Web http://www.mdspatientsupport.org.uk
Please specify dietary requirements
Please contact me for travel grants
Sophie - Patient Liaison
For any queries:
Call 0207 733 7558
Email mds-uk@mds-foundation.org

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