Birdshot Day 3
Saturday 14th November 2015
About the event
In early 2015, the Birdshot Uveitis Society were pleased to announce details of the 3rd BUS Birdshot Uveitis Day which was held on Saturday 14th November 2015. The society and their supporters held the event at the Grange City Hotel, 8 – 14 Coopers Row, London EC3N 2BQ, close to Tower Hill tube station and Fenchurch BR station.
The educational day was intended for people with Birdshot Uveitis, their family members and health professionals who treat people with Birdshot or research Birdshot, or wanted to learn more about the condition. The society welcomed both old and new friends.
The presentations from this event can be found on the Birdshot Uveitis Society youtube channel.
Living with Birdshot
Our PPI team was approached to hold a session about “Living with Birdshot” with the aim of establishing the key impacts of the condition on daily life; how research might help; facilitate communication about Birdshotters’ experiences of the healthcare services; and compile a set of useful tips for living with Birdshot.
We surveyed the Birdshot Uveitis community before the event and Professor Andrew Dick presented the results on the day, whilst encouraging many audience members to also share how the condition affects them and to comment on their priorities for research.
We interviewed three Birdshot Uveitis patients about their experience of living with the condition (video above). These interviews were recorded and presented as part of Professor Dick's talk.
Sponsors and support
NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre
"improving the health and wealth of the nation through research"
The goal of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is to create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.
Fight for Sight
Since 1965 Fight for Sight has raised funds to support medical research into a wide-range of eye conditions. These include macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy as well as the causes of childhood blindness. Fight for Sight also funds research into a large number of rare eye diseases.
Sigma-Tau Pharma Limited UK
Dedicated to providing new therapies and new hope to people with rare diseases.
The EyeBag Company
The MGDRx® EyeBag® was developed in 2004 by British consultant ophthalmologist Mr Teifi James after 15 years experience of treating patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
Grange Hotels London
M3 is a global healthcare technology company and the most effective digital healthcare platform, which is supported by a strong community and heritage.
John F Hunt
Nationally recognised, respected and covering a broad spectrum of industry requirements John F Hunt comprises a specialist group of construction related companies