Thank you to everyone who came along to support the Action Medical Research Hybrid Charity Symposium. The event was well attended in person and online and included the following talks:
- An introduction on the work of the charity by Lewis Coghlin
- Pre-term birth: investigating the importance of sleep cycles on brain development by Dr Topun Austin
- Exploring the impact of the pandemic on the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of children with brain tumours by Dr Ibrahim Jalloh
- Infection prevention in the PICU – does clearing gut bacteria prevent secondary lung infection in ventilated children by Dr Nazima Pathan.
- Investigating brain repair in childhood multiple sclerosis by Dr Jonathon Holland.
The following message was circulated to attendees post-event:
On behalf of myself and everyone at Action Medical Research I wanted to say a huge thank you for attending the Action Medical Research Hybrid Charity Symposium.
I would also like to thank Professor David Rowitch, The Department of Paediatrics and Dr Thiloka Ratnaike and Dr Amy Lee from CHEERI for supporting this event. As well as our fantastic speakers, Dr Topun Austin, Dr Ibrahim Jalloh, Dr Nazima Pathan and Dr Jonathon Holland. And all of the volunteers who gave their time to make this event possible, Paula Naimi, Vanessa Karbach, Jean Bosco Niyonkuru, and Yi Yao. And everyone who donated and baked cakes.
Some last minute donations brought our raised total to £383.50. This, added to the generous original matched donation from Stephen Gray, of STG Mortgage Solutions, brings the final total raised to £748.27.
Because of your support Action Medical Research can continue to fund high quality medical research to save and change children’s lives. They can only fund new medical breakthroughs with your help.
Your support means Action can offer hope to the many thousands of families across the UK who are dealing with the trauma of a baby born too early, striving to support a child affected by disability, or facing the challenge of caring for a child with a devastating disease for which there is no cure.
Thank you for helping to save and change children’s lives.
If you would like to continue to support the charity, please visit: https://bit.ly/3K6vGkx
With best wishes,
Vicky and the Action Medical Research Team