This half-day event comprises of a number of different sections. Each year, we have a medical lecture given by a different adrenal specialist. This features both their personal research as well as wider perspectives on the nature of Addison's and the principles of good self-management. You can read a summary of previous years' medical lectures. This is an excellent opportunity to keep up to date with the latest medical thinking on Addison's and to find out what new research doctors and scientists are working on.
The annual general meeting is held just ahead of the lecture. There are short presentations by the the trustees about the group's activities and finances, and the election of new trustees. Trustees stand for a term of 3 years and may offer themselves for renewal at the completion of their term of office. You can read the reports of previous years' annual general meetings, which were published in the ADSHG newsletter.
Lunch is provided for a small addition fee. There is also usually the opportunity to practice your injection technique with help from an endocrine nurse. The event is a great opportunity to meet and talk to other people and their families who have Addison's.
We also hold a families get-together immediately prior to this event. This is for families with children who have adrenal insufficiency.
All ADSHG members are welcome to attend. If you are not yet a member, you can join here. To find details of this year's AGM and medical lecture, please visit the members' meeting calendar. The event is staged as a half-day programme beginning at midday, timed to ensure that people can participate as a day commute from all but the most remote parts of the UK and Ireland.