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The ADSHG helps support and provide impetus to research into Addison's. We can provide assistance with recruiting, limited medical grant funding and in-kind assistance for medical research.

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  1. The ADSHG receives regular approaches from researchers who are seeking our assistance with recruiting participants for their scientific projects. These approaches range from requests to publicise online questionnaires, through assistance in sourcing participants for qualitative interviews or focus groups, to requests to assist with long-term clinical trials.

  2. The ADSHG offers an annual prize at the Society for Endocrinology BES conference, for a nurse-led research project that advances steroid awareness and patient safety.

  3. From 1997 onwards, the ADSHG has conducted a number of surveys to understand the views and experiences of our members in relation to their diagnosis, treatment and day-to-day management of Addison's.

  4. The ADSHG assists leading UK endocrine units to recruit participants for medical research projects from among the ADSHG’s membership, following application and approval by the trustees and Addison's Clinical Advisory Panel (ACAP).

  5. The ADSHG is able to make small grant funding to a limited number of researchers each year, for projects that will advance good clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of Addison's disease.

  6. Dr Anna Mitchell from Newcastle University was awarded a second medical research grant of £5,000 by the ADSHG in 2016, to progress further aspects of the genetic research for which she had been awarded a grant in 2015. Here, she explains the purpose of her research.

  7. Dr Earn Gan of Newcastle University was awarded a medical research grant of £5,000 by the ADSHG in 2016 towards her research project to uncover the corticosteroid-responsive biomarkers for steroid-dependent patients. Here she explains about her research.