On 31 March 2017 The Haemochromatosis Society ran a scientific and medical conference for healthcare professionals. Included in the audience were several guest delegates from Handsworth Grammar School in Birmingham – sixth form students with an interest in biology and aspirations to go on to university and study medicine.
David Head, Chief Executive at the society, said “The students were a pleasure to have along and really seemed to take advantage of the opportunity to talk to clinicians and scientists about their work. It’s really important for us that the doctors of the future are aware of genetic haemochromatosis and I can’t think of a better way of doing that than introducing them at an early stage to this type of discussion.”
Mr Fatehi Ahmed, Head of Biology at the school, said “We are grateful to the society for inviting our students and making them feel part of the conference. They have described it as ‘an eye opener‘ and a ‘wonderful experience‘.”
After the event the students spoke to David Head, Chief Executive at The Haemochromatosis Society. You can watch the video here: