Welcome to our ADSHG AGM 2023 Hub

Our Members-only ADSHG AGM 2023 will be held on Saturday 15th July 2023 from 11am. Here you can view, download and print information relating to our Annual General Meeting.

Presentations from our speakers:

Managing Addison's with Dr Alessandro Prete with Medic Q and A - Focussing on times when we need to adjust our medicine doses or change our approach due to lifestyle changes.

Research Update: 

The VIStAA Study with Lisa Shepherd - Hear about the Variations in Self-management of Acute Illness in Primary Adrenal Insufficiency study which is investigating behavioural differences of people who have experienced an adrenal crisis or prevented an adrenal crisis.

Adrenal Insufficiency self-management with Sofia Llahana of the University of London - Sofia's continuing ADSHG funded research in which participants included ADSHG members, focusses on the factors that influence the patients’ ability to self-manage their condition. 

Activities on the day:

  • Hear about the last twelve months achievements at the ADSHG and our future plans
  • Resolutions on charity matters
  • Emergency injection practise with Endocrine Nurse Lisa Shepherd
  • Time to have a cuppa and chat with others with Addison's from around the country.

The legal bit and a chance to vote at our AGM:

We will be pleased to present the documents and information you as members are required to receive from us at our AGM according to our constitution and UK charity laws:


Agenda for the official AGM section of the day:

After lunch we will work through the items that we as a charity must present to members and invite member votes. The agenda for that section of the day will be as follows:

  • Apologies - (1 min)
  • Opening comments from chair Dom Hargreaves - (5 mins)
  • Treasurer's report from Stuart Pinkerton - (5 mins)
    • Member voting on resolutions (20 mins) -

      • An introduction to the people standing for election or re-election as trustees
      • How to vote - The three ways to vote this year are:
        • In person by attending the AGM at our London venue on the day
        • By post by 30th June (the postal form will be sent to members who have not provided email addresses to us in the coming weeks)
        • Online using our proxy voting form: Vote online using our proxy voting form by 30th June
    • Resolution 1: To approve the minutes of the previous 2022 Annual General Meeting.
    • Resolution 2: To accept the Trustee’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2022.
    • Resolution 3: To re-elect Steve Kell as Trustee for a second three-year term.
    • Resolution 4: To re-elect Phil Kaye for a second three-year term.
    • Resolution 5:To re-elect Robert McClement for a second three-year term.
    • Resolution 6: To elect Christine Walters as Trustee for a first term.
    • Resolution 7: To elect Thanooshan Selverajah as Trustee for a first term.
    • Resolution 8: To appoint Andrew Churchill Stone, Chartered Accountant at Mercer Lewin as ADSHG independent financial examiner for 2023.
    • Member's questions to trustees on formal business matters - (10 mins)
    • AOB - (5 mins)
    • Chair's closing remarks - (2 mins)

    Some background you may wish to read:

    Meet our trustee team

    Read our current constitution and reports from previous years

    How to join us on the day:

    In person (face-to-face) ADSHG AGM 2023 - Saturday 15th July  - Live from Smithfield, London.

    Doors open 10.30 for an 11am start. Admission by pre-booked ticket only. Tickets are now on sale on a first-come first served basis. Please book early to avoid disappointment. £15 Ticket price includes refreshments and a hot buffet lunch. In-person tickets will be very limited to enable attendees to socially distance if they wish to do so. When booking you will be able to specify any dietary or accessibility requirements. Our venue is fitted with visibility panels and its lifts and toilets are wheelchair accessible. Assistance dogs are also welcomed. Mobile induction loops are available. A small number of complimentary tickets are available for those experiencing hardship so please get in touch if you would benefit from these.


    Important: In-person tickets for the London event are for members only. Membership status will be checked for all those buying tickets online and refunds issued for anyone without a current paid membership at the time of booking. Visit our membership help centre to check your membership status, renew or join.

    From home:

    You'll be able to watch from home live via our AGM@Home Zoom webcast free of charge - Booking is essential. Bookings close at midnight on 10th July. We aim to record the event - this depends on the technology working for us on the day and isn't guaranteed.


    Once you have registered and your registration has been approved you will receive the link to join our AGM Zoom call.

    Watch with friends at an AGM Watch Party:

    Organise or attend a garden party or a gathering in your living room to watch our Zoom webcast together online with a few snacks and refreshments. Why not create some party decorations in ADSHG colours? Be sure to share your pictures and messages with us on social media. Invite those who might not be confident in using Zoom so that they can be included in our special day.

    On Demand:

    As in previous years we hope to provide recordings of parts of the AGM via our forum. We are dependent on the technology working for us on the day for this to be possible.

    Attendee FAQs:

    In the lead up to our AGM we've been asked questions by attendees and share below the things we've been asked most:

    - What do I do if I've not received the AGM Zoom email after registering?
    Please check your spam folders for our email that will have come from our Operations Manager.

    - Where can I get help with using Zoom?

    Advice on using Zoom can be found here: Joining and participating in Zoom Webinars – Zoom Support

    - I can't attend now, will there be AGM recordings?
    We hope to provide on-demand recordings on the forum after the event for those unable to attend. However, we are dependant on the technology working for us on the day for this to be possible.

    - What's the agenda for the day?

    10.45 Doors open / Zoom opens for an 11am start
    11.00 Welcome
    11.10 Review of the ADSHG year
    11.45 Dr Prete - Managing Addison's
    13.30 AGM formal business
    14.15 Research talks 
    15.30 Emergency Injection Training.
    16.00 Zoom closes.

    We recommend you join at the start and leave the call running. We can't guarantee to let people in from the waiting room once the call has started.

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