Edinburgh to host patient information day

Date Saturday 15th September 2018
Venue Radisson Blu Hotel 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

As part of Haemochromatosis UK’s ongoing core work to offer support to patients with haemochromatosis and keep them up to date with the latest information, we are running another patient information day (PID). PID’s are a smaller scale version of our main conference with medical speakers, updates on the work of the charity and question and answer sessions.

This is our first event in Scotland since 2016.


We are very pleased to be able to announce that Prof. Edward (Ted) Fitzsimons, Consultant Haematologist and a leading expert in haemochromatosis, will be speaking for us at the PID and will be able to give an explanation of haemochromatosis as well as answering questions from the audience.

Our second speaker will be Mr Hisham Shalaby FRCS Ed (Tr & Orth), MD (Orth), MSc, MB ChB. Who will speak on the subject of  haemochromatosis and joint pain.

Mr. Shalaby is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, working in Edinburgh. Mr. Shalaby lectures nationally and internationally on many aspects of foot and ankle surgery. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA), the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS), the International Association for the Study and Application of the Ilizarov method (ASAMI), and several other renowned specialised Orthopaedic societies. He is a reviewer for several international Orthopaedic journals.

The day will also contain a talk about haemochromatosis and diet from Dr Fred Pender, Dietitian BSc, PgD, PhD, RD.  Dr Pender is the Lead Specialist Dietitian with the bariatric service at the Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and is Fellow in Medical Education (PBL) at The University of Edinburgh.

Tickets are £10 for members/their guest and £15 for non-members to cover the cost of lunch. You can reserve your place using the link below: