Edinburgh to host patient information day.

Date 24th February
Venue Radisson Blu hotel 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

As part of The Haemochromatosis society’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 in our series of patient information days (PID). The PID’s are a smaller scale version of our main conference with medical speakers, updates on the work of the society and question and answer sessions.  We have recently run PID’s in Cardiff and Belfast, which have proven to be a huge success and we are now able to move to Edinburgh.radisson_sas_aw140906l_261

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 hemochromatosis 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. He graduated in 1996 and went on to specialise in orthopaedic surgery, gaining the Master Degree in 2001, the MD Degree in 2005 and the FRCS (Tr&Orth) Degree in 2006. His surgical training was undertaken in Cairo, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Nottingham.

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 and a question and answer panel session.

Further details to follow.

Tickets are £10 for members/their guest and £15 for non members and can be purchased through Eventbrite