My name is Marcus and I'm the Events Manager at the BTA, I thought it was about time I popped on here and introduced myself.
I organise all of the public and professionals training and events for the charity, we provide training in tinnitus to upwards of 80-100 medical professionals each year, I organise the free Information days (the next one is in Cheltenham on June 2nd - tinnitus.org.uk/cheltenham) and I organise our professionals Conference.
This year we're adding another day to the Conference and running the first ever Expo for tinnitus designing to help people living with tinnitus.
There is loads of information about the Expo here tinnitus.org.uk/talkingtinn... but if you look at the picture I've added you'll get a feel for what is happening on the day.
If you get Quiet magazine there will be an article about it in the next issue too, we hope the event will go some way to breaking down the isolation of tinnitus, showing people you aren't alone and whilst there isn't a cure at this time, there are still a lot of things that can help you manage.
There are different entry times but you can wander the different talks, tasters and exhibitor stands at your own pace and for example if you arrive at 9am you don't have to leave by 11am.
There will be plenty to see and do, it could be a lovely opportunity to have a forum meet up, if you're not based near Birmingham it will be a day worth travelling for.
We're really excited about it, we hope you are too!