The BBS Scientific Symposium on 24th February 2017 was a historic day bringing together the finest healthcare professionals to talk about OI. It included speakers from Sweden and Canada, including: Professor Francis Glorieux, sponsored by our good friends the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation in the USA; Professor Nick Shaw, Birmingham Children’s Hospital; Professor Nick Bishop, Sheffield Children’s Hospital; Professor Lyn Chitty, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health; Dr Richard Keen, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; Dr Fleur van Dijk, North West Thames Regional Genetics Service; and Dr Henrik Wehtje of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
The event was hosted at Vice Chairman John Phillip’s prestigious conference suites at Jones Day in London and hosted by Mr Jonathon Little – partner at Jones Day who has been instrumental in providing various legal advice for some years. Chairman of the MAB, Professor Nick Shaw, and Chairman Elaine Healey were delighted with the success of the event.
Joanna Cannon, the patient representative serving on the Research Committee, presented wishbone pins on behalf of the BBS to invited speakers. Joanna said she was honoured to be involved alongside the healthcare professionals in this exciting new research programme currently underway at the BBS.
CEO Patricia Osborne said it was a real milestone for the BBS, with a variety of speakers from various backgrounds being included on the programme.