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Connecting Communities: Genetic Alliance UK Annual Conference 2019

Registration for Connecting Communities: Genetic Alliance UK Annual Conference 2019 has now closed. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

The theme of this year’s conference is “engagement” and the day will start with our keynote speaker Baroness Blackwood, the Minister responsible for rare diseases. The morning will consist of panel discussions with leaders and experts from media and journalism, and healthcare decision makers. There will also be several workshops in the afternoon, ranging from engaging with parliament to engaging with the pharmaceutical industry. This conference will be an excellent opportunity to network with a range of stakeholders, share and learn information with other patient organisations, and develop skills through practical workshops. There will also be a members’ soapbox event at the end, a platform for you to raise issues and highlight the work of your organisation.

Please note: Genetic Alliance UK members are eligible for two free tickets, but spaces are limited.

Travel Sponsorship by the Galton Institute

We are delighted to announce that the Small Grants Committee at the Galton Institute has agreed to help fund the travel expenses for some volunteer-led patient organistions, patients and carers to attend our annual conference.

The available fund is limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. To assist as many organisation as possible we may limit the amount awarded to each organisation. If you are a small volunteer-led member organisation of Genetic Alliance UK and have registered to attend and would like to claim your travel expenses, please email our Membership Engagement Manager, Jurrat, by Monday 7 October with the subject line, ‘Annual Conference Travel Claim’ and with the following details:

  • your name;
  • your ticket registration number;
  • which patient organisation you represent;
  • how you are travelling;
  • where you are travelling from (including planned route);
  • expected cost;
  • and if you have already purchased your travel ticket(s).

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