ASUK along with 800 other rare disease organisations, patients and advocates attended the Global Genes Summit in California between 3-4th September this year. Global Genes was founded in 2008 with the goal of helping families affected by rare disease connect with tools, resources, and much needed support, helping eliminate the challenges of rare disease. The
ASUK were kindly invited by Pietro Maffei, the president of ASSAI (Association of Alström Italy) to their family day on 13th October 2018. This was a wonderful event that we feel very grateful to have been part of. It was an excellent opportunity to share some of the knowledge we have developed in the UK
Under the leadership of Kerry Leeson Beevers we recently joined up with other patient organisations and support groups to workshop how we can collaboratively support inclusive services for all those affected by genetic conditions. This workshop is one of the many activities we have designed to share knowledge about the inequalities experienced by families in
Cardiomyopathy is one of the conditions that some people with Alström Syndrome are diagnosed with. In view of this our National Development Manager Kerry Leeson Beevers went along to the Cardiomyopathy UK Information day earlier this year to understand more about dilated and restrictive cardiomyopathy and to learn about new developments in research, medication
The ASUK team attended the QAC Sight Village event in Birmingham in July. This was a very worthwhile and informative event for people who are visually impaired, for professionals and for organisations wishing to improve their services for the visually impaired. More information on the QAC upcoming events can be found on their website: http://www.qac.ac.uk/exhibitions.htm.
A huge THANK YOU to Children in Need! ASUK are committed to improving services for our young people and their families. In 2015, we were lucky enough to receive 3 years funding from Children in Need to provide support to young people to support them through transition from clinics at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to the