London & Bristol Events
BBS Scientific Symposium Feb 24th 2017, was an historic day bringing together the finest Healthcare Professionals from all over the UK to talk about OI and included speakers from Sweden and Canada. Featuring: Professor Francis Glorieux sponsored by our good friends the OIF in the USA, Professor Nick Shaw of BCH, Professor Nick Bishop Sheffield Chidlren's Hospital, Professor Lyn Chitty, London, Dr Richard Keen, London, Dr Fleur van Dijk, (Holland) London 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 was delighted with the success of the event as was our Chairman Elaine Healey.
Joanna Cannon representative serving on the Research Committee presented wishbone pins on behalf of the BBS to invited speakers and 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 real milestone for the BBS. You can see the programme here
London Patient Day
BBS staff went on to host a hugely successful patient day event Feb 25th in London fully supported by London hospitals with our thanks to all the medics involved – GOSH, Stanmore, Royal National Orthopedic and London North West hospitals. The packed room of 75 delegates were greeted by VIP guest Professor Glorieux whose visit to the UK was sponsored by our good friends at OIF in the USA. Topics covered by wonderful speakers spanned across children’s and adult services, dentistry, genetics and specialised surgery and there were also great talks by the Allied Healthcare teams on aspects of Occupational Therapy, Physio and Clinical Psychology. You can find details of the day’s programme here.
Bristol Patient Day
The BBS team travelled to Bristol for Sunday Feb 26th to round up their whirlwind weekend of fabulous events with the Bristol Hospital teams from across local hospitals. This event covered many of the similar topics hosted in London – and there was a great debate about pain and pain management which the BBS would like to explore further with the Healthcare Professionals involved. We got a chance to discuss our plans at the BBS and gained some fantastic stories from members we can use for our 50th Anniversary. You can see the full Bristol Programme of all those involved here.
Photos and further updates on all the three hugely successful events will feature in our next newsletter and will pop up across Facebook in the coming weeks and months. You can see the list of the members of BBS MAB here.
BBS will be setting up a new PPI Patient and Public Involvement committee soon, so watch this space.