Welcome to our ADSHG conference and AGM hub


Our 2024 annual conference and AGM will be held on Saturday 20 July 2024. We have an exciting day planned to help mark our 40th anniversary this year! If you're looking to attend one of our other Addison's Roadshow events in Glasgow, Cardiff or Newry, please visit our Roadshow event page here.
 
Here you can view, download and print information relating to the meeting.
 
  • Invitation, programme, agenda and guide to the 2024 Conference and AGM  
  • Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts (TARA) for 2023 
  • Minutes of the previous (2023) AGM


Speakers

This year's speakers and panelists are:
  • Professor John Wass (University of Oxford): "Adrenal Insufficiency: Past and Present”
  • Dr Alessandro Prete (University of Birmingham): “Adrenal Insufficiency: Looking to the Future”
  • Julia Anthony MS (SOLUtion Medical): “Research update - one-step injector for adrenal crisis, TwistJECT™"
  • Lisa Shepherd RN (Endocrine Nurse Specialist): "Managing Addison’s and adrenal insufficiency in an emergency"
We are so proud to have such eminent and experienced experts supporting our event.

Activities on the day 


  • Hear about the last twelve months' achievements at the ADSHG and our future plans
  • Resolutions on charity matters
  • Emergency injection practice with Endocrine Nurses
  • Time for a cuppa and chat with others with Addison's and adrenal insufficiency from around the country.

Joining the event

1. Come along in Person Saturday 20th July, 9:30am (for 10.30am start) - live from Smithfield, London.

Join us to share experiences and friendship, celebrate the charity's 40th anniversary, and listen to expert talks from managing Addison's and adrenal insufficiency in your daily life, to research updates on the one-step injector for adrenal crisis.

We would love to see you there in person - you can book online now. Charity members receive a discounted ticket price as a thank you for your support: £25 for members (plus a £2.80 booking fee from Eventbrite) which includes lunch and refreshments. 

RSVP & join us in London

If you would like to become a charity member, plesase join here. If you can't afford membership at this time, please apply for free Sponsored Membership.


2. Join from home: If you can't come along in person, join virtually via Zoom so not to miss out on our speakers and events. You'll be able to watch and take part from home live free of charge, but booking is essential.

Why not organise a gathering in your living room to watch our Zoom webcast with those who support you, or others with Addison's and adrenal insufficiency who are local to you (find people local to you on our online forum.) You could even create some decorations or refreshments with an ADSHG theme! 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.

Our AGM is a member event - just one of the many benefits of an ADSHG membership, along with access to our member only online forum, our welcome pack and our bi-annual magazine. Be an active part of the Addison's and adrenal insufficiency community - together we are stronger! If you can't afford membership at this time, please apply for free Sponsored Membership.

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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?
10.15 Doors open / Zoom opens for a 10.25 start
10.25 Welcome 
10.30 View from the Chair
10.45 Presentations from the ADSHG Team
11.20 AGM formal business
12.10 Lunch
13.00 Special Presentation (David Head)
13.10 Keynote: Adrenal Insufficiency Past & Present (Prof John Wass, University of Oxford)
13.40 Keynote: Adrenal Insufficiency Looking to the Future (Dr Alessandro Prete, University of Birmingham)
14.10 Managing Addison's in an Emergency: Lisa Shepherd RN & Louise Breen RN
14.55 Tea Break
15.30 Speaker: Adrenal Insufficiency Research Update (Julia Anthony MS, SOLUtion Medical) 
16.00 Facilitated Q&A with expert panel
16.55 Chair's Thanks & Closing Remarks
17.00 Tea & Cake Cutting (Happy Anniversary ADSHG!) 
 
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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