Video footage has been made available showing the main speakers at the Genetic Haemochromatosis Conference held in Manchester last month, along with an audio recording of the “Question Time” session during which the audience were able to quiz our panel of experts.
The conference took place in the lecture theatre at the Manchester Dental Education Centre and was attended by over 100 delegates. The programme included an introductory session, five medical speakers, and Question Time.
Our grateful thanks to volunteer Kathy Reynolds for the filming and editing, thank you Kathy.
1. The opening session included an introduction from Howard Don, Chairman, during which he paid tribute to Pat Waddington, recently retired from the GH North West Support Group. Chief Executive David Head then spoke about his aspirations for The Haemochromatosis Society, and finally Trustee Paul Hirons joined the event over Skype to discuss his participation in The Virgin London Marathon.
2. The first of our medical speakers was Dr Dave Das, a recently retired gastroenterologist from Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. Here he discusses genetic haemochromatosis from a gastroenterology perspective.
3. Dr Das was followed by Dr Edward (Ted) Fitzsimons from Gartnaval Hospital in Glasgow. Ted spoke about GH in his capacity as a Consultant Haematologist.
4. Also speaking was Professor Stephen Shalet, Emeritus Professor of Endocrinology at Christie Hospital, Manchester and a Consultant Endocrinologist who has practiced in Manchester for over 25 years.
5. Geneticist Dr Patricia Bignell of Oxford University presented her and Dr Kathryn Robson’s work on the genetics of iron overload.
6. Our final speaker was Dr Sherif Boulos, a microbiologist working with Resonance Health on the development of Ferriscan. Ferriscan exploits MRI technology as a way of measuring liver iron concentration (LIC) and is an increasingly important diagnostic tool.
Finally, after hearing from all five speakers, our experts came together as a panel to answer questions from the audience.
We would like to extend our thanks to all of the speakers for presenting on the day and allowing themselves to be filmed.
News of the GH Conference in 2017 will be published at this link as soon as possible >> http://haemochromatosis.org.uk/support/conference/