Find out more about cardiomyopathy at information day in Bristol

28th January 2016

Families affected by cardiomyopathy can find out more about the condition at our information day in Bristol on Saturday, 27 February.

The day is first of six being held by Cardiomyopathy UK this year to help people learn more about the disease, advances in care, latest research and to meet others who are affected.  

People who come to our information days tell us they find them very helpful and encouraging.

The main speakers at the Bristol day include Professor Perry Elliott, from the inherited heart disease team at Barts Heart Centre in London, and Professor Ruth Newbury-Ecob, consultant clinical geneticist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Elliott will be leading sessions on dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, but people with other types of the disease are also welcome and their questions will be answered.

Professor Newbury-Ecob will be giving an update on the genetics of cardiomyopathy.

Cardiomyopathy UK’s chief executive Joel Rose will be talking about how the charity’s services, including its cardiomyopathy support nurses, support groups and support volunteers, help families affected by the disease. Cardiomyopathy support nurse Robert Hall will discuss living with cardiomyopathy.

The information day, at the Holiday Inn in Filton Road, Bristol BS16 1QX will be held from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

People affected by cardiomyopathy, their family members and friends are all welcome.

Attendance is free, but those who wish to join us for lunch are asked to pay £10 each towards the cost.

For more information and to book a place at the day, see here or call us on 01494 791224.

To find out what people say about our information days, see here.