Due to various circumstances, we decided that it would be sensible to postpone our North West meet-up (planned for September) until April next year. We apologise for this change of plan. The proposed date is now Saturday 22nd April, and provisionally we will be holding it at Henshaws in central Manchester, as this provides a convenient location with transport links. The time will be from 11.00am – 3.00pm.
The meeting is kindly being organized by BUS members Barrie Standish and Nick Bucknell, who are both active members of the Society.
As well as being a social event with lots of opportunity for chat and something to eat, we plan to have a couple of talks, and if possible to run a data and blood collection session for the Birdshot Database and Biobank. We are currently trying to work out the logistics of this to see if this will be possible. If it is, this would enable members from the North West and North East of England to contribute samples and information for future scientific research into Birdshot. Initially, the main centres for sample collection will be in Bristol, London and Birmingham and Manchester, but we don’t yet have arrangements with other hospitals in the north such as Leeds, Liverpool, Newcastle Sheffield and Yorkshire.
If you are interested in attending, please put the date in your diary and email firstname.lastname@example.org to allow us to put your name down as someone who is interested in coming along so that we can gauge numbers and make sure the venue is big enough!