The Lily Foundation has teamed up with Oxford University Hospitals to host a study day for medical professionals caring for people with mitochondrial diseases.
The event will take place in Oxford on November,25th, and is open to doctors, nurses, geneticists, therapists and medical trainees who work with adult or child mito patients.
The day will be hosted by specialists from the Oxford NHS Highly Specialised Services for Rare Mitochondrial Diseases (RMD), supported by The Lily Foundation.
The event aims to further inform and educate medical professionals about mitochondrial diseases, to ensure patients and their families receive the best possible care. It is also an opportunity for non-specialists to find out how the RMD service works and learn more about the referral process.
Staff from The Lily Foundation will be representing the patient voice and providing insight into the particular needs of mitochondrial patients and their families.
Liz Curtis, CEO of The Lily Foundation, commented:
"We are delighted to be working alongside our friends in the Oxford mitochondrial team to deliver this important study day. We are constantly looking at how we can further improve services and care for those affected by mito, and raising awareness within the medical profession itself is an important part of that. When a patient-focused charity like ours works together with the NHS it's a win for everyone involved, so we are very grateful to be given this platform."
Find out more
The study day will be held at Unipart House Business Centre, Oxford, on November 25th from 9:30 - 16:30. The cost is £30 including lunch and refreshments. For further information and to book your place please click here.