BEHCET’S CONFERENCE FOR BELFAST
Following the exciting finding of our Behcet’s Mapping project, where we found that although Northern Ireland still had a low incidence of Behcet’s compared to elsewhere in the world, it was higher than anywhere else in the UK, at one percent of the population. In our project we sent out 350 questionnaires and out of the 125 we received back we were able to identify 79 people who have been diagnosed.
We believe there are many more we haven’t heard about and that there are also people suffering who do not have a diagnosis and are not able to access treatment.
In order to raise awareness of Behcet’s Disease among the public, as well as Doctors, Dentists, and associated health professionals or anyone with an interest in this area, we are holding the very first Behcet’s Conference in Ireland. It will be held on:
SATURDAY THE 8th OCTOBER
At THE WELLINGTON PARK HOTEL, BELFAST.
STARTING AT 9.30am FINISHING AT 4.30pm
We are delighted to have great support from the three Centres of Excellence in England and speakers will include experts in Behcet’s such as Prof. Robert Moots, Clinical Lead and Jacqueline Pooler, Support Coordinator, both from Liverpool Centre of Excellence. Dr Graham Wallace will tell the Conference about ongoing research, a Psychologist, and Nursing staff from the Birmingham Centre will also have some input in the day, and we are hoping to have a Gastroenterologist too. Prof Heping Xu will go over the results of our project in more detail. Dr. A.J. Mc Knight from Queen’s University will also be there to talk about plans being made for a Research Project in our area.
So please keep the date free in your diary, we will notify all our members in Northern Ireland, but if you know anyone else who is not currently a member please let them know.
CPD hours for medics are available for attending the Conference.
The conference is free, but you must register to attend before the event. You can register here: http://belfastconferenceonbehcets.eventbrite.co.uk
There will be refreshments on arrival, soup and sandwiches at lunchtime and refreshments in the afternoon.