Newcastle and Edinburgh joint patients’ forum 2014

The Newcastle/Edinburgh joint patients’ forum will be held on Friday 10th October 2014 from 2 – 5.00 pm, with registration and *buffet lunch from 1 pm, in The Grainger Suite, The Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP. A map and travel directions are available here...

It has been decided to hold a joint patients’ forum this year in Newcastle with the team from Edinburgh, the forum will be hosted by Dr Jonathan Wallis, Consultant Haematologist and Clinical Director, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. Dr Mira Farquharson, Consultant Haematologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, will also be attending the forum and giving a presentation. This joint forum will be held again during 2015 in Edinburgh.


2 - 2.15 pm - welcome and introduction, Dr Jonathan Wallis

2.15 - 2.45 pm - new developments in diagnosis, Dr Mira Farquharson

2.45 - 3.15 pm – new developments in treatments, Dr Stephen O’Brien

3.15 – 3.30 pm tea/coffee break

3.30 – 4.15 pm – break out groups for ET, PV and MF

4.15 – 4.30 pm – patient story (speaker to be confirmed)

4.30 – 5 pm – questions and discussion and close of forum

If you would like to attend the forum please email You are welcome to bring your family and friends with you. There is no fee to attend the forum. *A light buffet lunch will be available during registration from 1 pm and tea, coffee & biscuits and cold drinks will be served during the forum.

* lunch and refreshments are free of charge with our compliments

Patient speaker - would you like to give a talk at this forum? Hearing from another patient how they manage and cope with their MPD and the varying symptoms that can affect daily life can be very encouraging, if you would like to share your story with others at the forum please email with details of your talk, please include a contact telephone number.

If you are able to display a poster advertising this event you can download one here...

The Centre for Life is a mini science park dedicated to genetics and is within 5 minutes walking distance of the main railway station, parking is available at Times Square, for full directions by road, rail and air and car parking tariffs please visit the Centre for Life website at

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