Cardiomyopathy information day in Manchester

16th May 2016

Families affected by cardiomyopathy can find out more about the condition and latest treatments at our information day in Manchester on Saturday, 11 June.

The day is being held at the Holiday Inn Manchester - Central Park, Newton Heath by Cardiomyopathy UK.  It is designed to help people learn more about the disease, advances in care, latest research and to meet others who are affected. 

The main speaker is consultant cardiologist Dr Gerry Carr-White, from Guy’s and St Thomas, Hospital in London.  He will be discussing hypertrophic, dilated and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and their treatment.

Dr Victoria McKay, from the clinical genetics service at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, will be talking about the Liverpool inherited heart conditions clinic and the importance of genetics in inherited heart conditions like cardiomyopathy.

Dr Ewan McKay, from the North West Heart Centre, University Hospital South Manchester will outline treatments for heart failure.

Julie and Jenny Rees, from the Cheshire and Merseyside Cardiomyopathy Support Group, will highlight the role of support groups in helping families with cardiomyopathy, and independent financial advisor Bill Bartholomew will talk about cardiomyopathy and life insurance.

Cardiomyopathy UK information manager Rona Eade will talk about how the charity can help affected families.

The information day 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 £12 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.