We are now living in a time where the first generation of people with haemophilia will have to confront the challenges of ageing. Many people with haemophilia can expect to live beyond their 70th or even 80th year. This is very reassuring and a testament to the improvement in comprehensive care and the availability of factor replacement therapy, for people with haemophilia, over the past decades.
We are committed to taking a strong role, on behalf of people with haemophilia, ensuring that the most effective pathways for monitoring, diagnosis and treatment for conditions associated with ageing, are put in place. While no one wants to dwell on the degenerative effects of ageing, and the problems they may bring, being prepared can go a long way towards alleviating these challenges.
We are therefore pleased to announce that we have organised an ‘Ageing Conference’, which will take place over the weekend of 19th to 21st May, 2017 in Hotel Kilkenny. This conference is open to members aged forty years and over who have haemophilia or a related bleeding disorder and their spouses and partners. The conference is also open to members with Hepatitis C and/or HIV and their spouses and partners.
Please note that attendance at this conference is strictly for adults only. All bookings received must be paid for in full, at the time of booking and a two-night package is only available. If you would like to join us, please complete the booking form available for download,as indicated, and return to us along with your payment, on or before Friday 28th April, 2017. Alternatively, you can book online with the link provided. Confirmation letters and the final programme will be posted out to everyone who books in to attend this conference, approximately two weeks prior to the conference.