This event was held on Friday 31 March 2017.
The Haemochromatosis Society was delighted to run a specialist one-day scientific/medical CPD accredited conference exploring and debating new understandings of the pathology, diagnosis and management of genetic haemochromatosis.
This important event, the first for many years in the UK focusing on genetic haemochromatosis, encompassed discussions on:
- The role of transferrin saturation as a diagnostic and monitoring tool
- Arthropathy and haemochromatosis (The Fernau Lecture)
- MRI technology in the diagnosis of iron overload
- Advances in our understanding of the genetics of haemochromatosis
The event, New Understanding of Genetic Haemochromatosis, was held on 31 March 2017 in central Birmingham and was aimed at clinicians and scientists alike, including haematologists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, rheumatologists, general practitioners, venesection clinicians and others with an interest in the pathology of iron overload.
CPD accreditation was approved for 5 units (hours) of education time by The Royal College of Pathologists. Delegates in career grade posts who were enrolled with one of the Royal Colleges for CPD purposes were entitled to these credits.
A bursary scheme enabled students of relevant disciplines and clinicians on lower pay grades to secure places at the event at a 50% discount.
The venue for the event was the Novotel Hotel and Conference Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham, a modern conference venue with all the usual facilities.
|0900||Coffee and registration|
|1000 – 1015||Welcome
Mr Howard Don, Chair, The Haemochromatosis Society
Introductions and Conference Chair’s Opening Remarks
Dr Edward (Ted) Fitzsimons
|1015 – 1115||The Role of Transferrin Saturation in the Pre-emption, Diagnosis and Management of Genetic Haemochromatosis: Contrasting Views and Debate
Prof. Pierre Brissot
Prof. John Porter
|1115 – 1130||Comfort Break|
|1130 – 1215||The Fernau Lecture (Inaugural)
The Fernau Lecture is given in honour of the founders of The Haemochromatosis Society, Mr Guy and Mrs Janet Fernau. This inaugural lecture was entitled “Arthropathy as a marker for the early diagnosis of genetic haemochromatosis – a patient study”
Dr Patrick Kiely BSc MB BS FRCP PhD
Followed by a Q&A opportunity
|1215 – 1315||Lunch|
|1315 – 1445||MRI Technology and Genetic Haemochromatosis
The Development of MRI technology as applied to Genetic Haemochromatosis
Prof. Tim St Pierre BSc PhD
The Clinical Application of MRI technology
Dr Barbara Butzeck
The impact of MRI Technology as a Diagnostic Tool in GH
Dr Rajarshi Banerjee
|1445 – 1515||Tea Break|
|1515 – 1615||The Digenic / Multigenic Nature of Iron Overload: Thinking Beyond C282Y and H63D
Dr Kathryn Robson and Dr Patricia Bignell
The GH Patient Pathway Through the NHS Blood Service
Dr Naim Akhtar
|1615 – 1645||Questions and Answers to the Speakers
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Summary
Dr Edward (Ted) Fitzsimons, Event Chair
|1645 – 1800||Drinks Reception|
We are grateful for financial support from Resonance Health who made a contribution to the administrative costs of the conference and funded expenses for speakers Prof. Tim St Pierre and Dr Barbara Butzek.
We are grateful for financial support from Perspectum Diagnostics who kindly funded the bursary scheme described above.
At the time of writing there is no other financial relationship between either company and The Haemochromatosis Society.