We're marking World Haemochromatosis Week (1st - 7th June) with a range of events in early June. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday 1st June - Seminar : Living with genetic haemochromatosis with Dr Ted Fitzsimmons

Professor Fitzsimons was lead author of the British Society for Haematology (BSH) clinical guidelines for the treatment of iron overload and is a medical adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Genetic Haemochromatosis. In this seminar, Professor Fitzsimons will provide an overview of genetic haemochromatosis, how it's diagnosed and the recommend care pathways in the UK. There will be an opportunity for question and answer after the seminar. Register here.
 
Thursday 3rd June - Panel discussion : GH around the world

Join HUK CEO Neil McClements and panellists from GH patient groups around the world to discuss common interests and different approaches to GH internationally. Register here (free)

Friday 4th June - Seminar : Assessing the degree of iron overload in suspected haemochromatosis with Dr Bill Griffiths 

Dr Bill Griffiths PhD FRCP is Consultant Hepatologist at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He will present his latest research on using MRI technology to assess the degree of iron overload in patients, from his team’s work at Addenbrookes Hospital. Register here.
  
Saturday 5th June - Team HUK Skydive

Our intrepid Membership Administrator Vicki will skydive from 15,000 feet in aid of HUK. The event will be held at March, Cambridgeshire. Can you help Vicki fly higher with a donation?

What else is happening?

Throughout the week, nursing teams from around the country will be battling it out in our 30th anniversary WHW awareness competition. Teams at these 30 hospitals will be running stalls and GH awareness events during WHW (1st to 7th June). There are prizes for the most impactful events plus free information and advice resources for everyone!

Keep an eye out for local events at : 

University Hospital Hairmyres, Nottingham City Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, Royal Cornwall Hospital, East Suffolk North Essex Foundation Trust, Furness General Hospital, Harrogate District Hospital, Lymington Hospital, Worcester Royal Hospital, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, East and North Herts NHS Trust, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cumberland Infirmary, Stepping Hill Hospital, Cromer Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital (Paisley), Nobles Hospital, Causeway Hospital (Coleraine), Royal Gwent Hospital, Ulster Hospital, Royal United Hospital (Bath), Basildon University Hospital, Oxford University Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bedford Hospital, Queen Alexandra Hospital (Portsmouth), Ninewells Hospital (Dundee), University of Derby Medical School