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.


Upcoming Events

Date: Saturday 21 July 2018

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

The GH challenge 2018 will be a climb of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. By 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 (£55): THS will arrange your overnight accommodation on Friday 20 July, transport from the accommodation to Llanberis in the morning of Saturday 21 July, packed lunch for the hike, transport back to hotel after the hike, and a THS T-shirt.

Option 2 (£10): Make your own way to and from Llanberis to arrive by 08.30. THS will provide packed Lunch and T-shirt

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

You can sign up via Eventbrite by clicking here.


Date : Saturday 15th September 2018 
Event: Edinburgh Patient Information Day
Location: Radisson Blu 80 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

A patient information day 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.

More information http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/edinburgh-to-host-the-next-patient-information-day/


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Past Events (Previous 12 months)

Date: Saturday 2nd June 2018

Event: Liverpool Patient Information Day
Location: Novotel Liverpool Centre, 40 Hanover Street, Liverpoo,l L1 4LN
Time: 9.30-16.00
Cost: Members £10, Non-members £15

A patient information day 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.


Date: Saturday 14 April 2018

Event: The Haemochromatosis Patients’ Conference 2018 (incorporating AGM)
Location: Novotel Hotel and Conference Centre, Paddington, London
Time: 09:00 – 17-00


The Genetic Haemochromatosis Patients’ Conference, which featured a number of eminent medical speakers and several other presentations over the course of the day.

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


Date: Friday 13 April 2018

Event: Haemochromatosis and Venesection: Sharing Best Practice
A Venesection Teams’ and Nurses Study Day
Location: Novotel Hotel and Conference Centre, Paddington, London
Time: 09:30 – 16.30

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.

Details >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/venesection-study-day


Past Event: Wednesday 24th January 2018 
Event: Haemochromatosis Update. Meeting for patients and health professionals
Location:  John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Talks giving updates on a range of subjects including, clinical, research and patient support.


Past Event: Friday 08 – Sunday 10 December 2017

Event: The Big Rusty Quiz 2017
Location: Nationwide

This weekend we invited our members and supporters to run simultaneous quiz nights across the country. In December, why not sign up to host your own Big Rusty Quiz night and the society will supply everything you need to run the quiz. You will receive the 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. Learn more by emailing Debs at events@ironoverload.org.uk or order your pack here >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/purchases/


Past Event: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Event: Genetic Haemochromatosis (GH) Patient Information Day
Location: Belfast, NI

A patient information day 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.

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


Past Event: Monday 14 August – Friday 18 August 2017

Event: The GH Challenge 2017
Location: Hike Hadrian’s Wall, an 84 mile, 5 day fundraising, physical and personal challenge.

The GH Challenge is our flagship annual fundraising event. This year we took a group to hike the length of Hadrian’s Wall from the west coast to the east. More >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/help/ghchallenge/


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/


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