Events

This page is a diary of national events organised by The Haemochromatosis Society.

Please visit from time to time to keep up to date. Events are announced here in date order with the most imminent at the top.


Date: Monday 14 August – Friday 18 August 2017

Event: The GH Challenge 2017
Location: Hadrian’s Wall
A 5 day fundraising, physical and personal challenge.

The GH Challenge is an annual fundraising event. This year we are taking a group to hike the length of Hadrian’s Wall from the west coast to the east.

More event details >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/ghchallenge/

To book your place >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/ghchallenge/


Date: Friday 22nd September

Event: Jeans for Genes Day.
Location: Nationwide

Organise a Jeans for Genes day at your school or workplace and 50% of the funds raised will go to The Haemochromatosis Society (terms and conditions apply)

More event details >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/jeans/


Date: 10th October 2017

Event: Genetic Haemochromatosis (GH) Patient Information Day
Location: Belfast, NI
Time: 10.00 – 15.00 approx.
Members £10
Non-members £15

A patient information mini-conference featuring medical speakers, updates on the activities of The Haemochromatosis Society and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people affected by GH. The delegate fee covers lunch costs.

More event details >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/northern-ireland-patient-information-day-belfast-tuesday-10th-of-october-2017/


Date: Friday 08/12/2017- 10/12/2017

Event: The Big Rusty Quiz 2017
Location: Nationwide

We’d like our supporters to run simultaneous quiz nights across the country. We’d love to get as many quizzes running over the weekend of the 8th December to the 10th of December as possible. Sign up to host your own Big Rusty Quiz night and the society will supply everything you need to run the quiz. Order your pack today. You will receive–Question sheet, Answers in a sealed envelope, Answer sheets for 6 teams, picture round question sheets, picture round answer sheets, posters, invites, THS leaflets and a small trophy for the winning team. Ask for donations, run a raffle or charge teams an entry fee to raise money for THS.

Order your pack at http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/purchases/


Date: Thursday 12 April 2018

Event: Genetic Haemochromatosis: The Emerging Importance of the GP’s Role
Location: Central London
Time: 10.00 – 17.00

A full-day conference CPD accredited conference (6 hours/points) for GPs and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and care of haemochromatosis patients, or with an interest in the scientific and medical background to haemochromatosis.

Pre-registration expressions of interest >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/expressions-of-interest


Date: Friday 13 April 2018

Event: Venesection Teams’ Study Day
Location: Central London
Time: 10.00 – 17.00

A full-day conference / study day for healthcare professionals involved in the care of haemochromatosis patients, with specific focus on the venesection process and the role of the venesection teams. May also be of interest to other healthcare professionals with an interest in the clinical care of GH patients. This is a CPD accredited event (6 hours/points).

Pre-registration expressions of interest >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/expressions-of-interest


Date: Saturday 14 April 2018

Event: The Haemochromatosis Patient Conference 2018 (incl. THS AGM)
Location: Central London
Time: 09:00 – 17-00
Members £12 lunch
Non-members £32

The Haemochromatosis Patient Conference (which incorporates our AGM) is our main annual patient information event, featuring a number of eminent medical speakers and several other presentations over the course of the day. The final session is also the society’s formal Annual General Meeting.

Event >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/support/conference/

Booking will open in late 2017.


Date: 21st July 2018

Event: GH Challenge 2018. Climb Snowdon with #TeamIronOverload
Location: Llanberis, Wales.
Time: 09:00-18:00
Cost: £10-55

The GH challenge 2018 will be climbing Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. Going up and down in just one day we hope to get a large team involved.  Everyone is welcome to take part as Snowdon is considered suitable for all abilities in the summer months.

There is no minimum fundraising target, just raise what you can.

There are two entry options.

Option 1 THS will arrange overnight accommodation on Friday 20th July, transport from the accommodation to Llanberis in the morning of 21st July, packed lunch for 21st July, transport back to hotel after the hike to collect cars and a THS T-shirt. Cost: £55

Option 2: Participants to arrange own accommodation/transport to Llanberis. Arrive by 8.45am. THS will provide packed Lunch and T-shirt Cost £10

You can sign up via Eventbrite by clicking here

More information available at http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/ghchallenge/

 


Date: 18th August 2018-Sunday 2nd September 2018

Event: GH Challenge EXTREME- End to end cycle. JOGLE.
Location: Start at  John O Groats
Cost: Minimum fundraising £2000

The GH challenge EXTREME 2018 will be an End to End Cycle, from John O Groats to Lands End, over the course of 14 days. The route follows National Cycle Routes, and although not the shortest route it is more scenic. The route averages just under 80 miles per day. There are no rest days but there are a number of shorter days. This will be a difficult challenge but hopefully a very enjoyable experience.

More information available at http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/ghchallenge/

 


Past Event: Saturday 20 May 2017

Event: THS Walking Day: Lisa & Meg’s Big Tour
Location: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
Time: 09.00 – 17-00
Cost: £10 donation (optional for children)

Our Trustee Lisa Flude held the second GH walking day on “Lisa & Meg’s Big tour”, a massive 1,000 mile walking tour of the north of the UK.

More event Details >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/lisa-and-megs-big-tour-trustee-walks-1000-miles-for-ths/.

Event Facebook page and to join in >> https://www.facebook.com/Lisaandmegsbigtour/

Past Event: Saturday 01 April 2017

Event: The Haemochromatosis Patient Conference 2017
Location: Birmingham

The Haemochromatosis Patient Conference 2017 featured several eminent medical speakers and other presentations over the course of the day. Event report and recordings are at http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/support/conference/


Past Event: Friday 31 March 2017

Event: New Understanding of Genetic Haemochromatosis
Location: Birmingham

This was a full-day conference for medical and scientific professionals involved in the care of haemochromatosis patients, or with an interest in the scientific and medical background to haemochromatosis. This was a CPD accredited event. Details are at http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/conference-new-understanding/


Past Event: Saturday 07 January 2017

Welsh flagEvent: Genetic Haemochromatosis (GH) Patient Information Day
Location: Cardiff, South Wales
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A patient information mini-conference featuring medical speakers, updates on the activities of The Haemochromatosis Society and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other people affected by GH. An event report and recordings are at http://haemo….-information-day-cardiff/