Cardiomyopathy information day in Newcastle

7th June 2016

People affected by cardiomyopathy and their families can find out more about the condition and latest treatments at our information day in Newcastle on Saturday, 25 June.

The day is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hawthorn Square, NE1 3SA by Cardiomyopathy UK.   It is designed to help families learn more about the disease, advances in care, latest research and to meet others who are affected. 

Speakers include consultant cardiologist Dr Sam Mohiddin, from Barts Heart Centre in London, cardiac genetics nurse Julie Goodfellow, from the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, and consultant clinical psychologist Dr Graeme Gillespie, from North Tyneside General Hospital.

Dr Mohiddin will be discussing hypertrophic, dilated and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and their treatment. Julie Goodfellow will be talking about genetic screening for cardiomyopathy and family screening.  Dr Gillespie will focus on psychological care and support for affected families.

Cathy Stark, who helps run the North East of England Cardiomyopathy Support Group, will talk about how support groups can help and Cardiomyopathy UK information manager Rona Eade will talk about how the charity supports 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.