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AGSD-UK Annual Conference

Weekend of 5 & 6 October 2019

Our annual conference this year is to be held in October at the Daresbury Park Hotel, Cheshire (20 minutes from Manchester Airport).

A great opportunity to meet others affected by GSD, learn about your condition, hear from clinicians and researchers, contribute to the future direction of your support group, and have a sociable weekend.

Keynote Speaker Baroness Walmsley

We are extremely fortunate to have Lady Walmsley open our conference as our keynote speaker.

Baroness Walmsley is the Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader in the House of Lords and Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children.

Conference fees reduced for this year

Daresbury Park Hotel is a much more affordable conference venue and we are happy to pass the cost savings on to delegates.

The residential package will cost just £70 for an individual and £110 for a couple. The price includes overnight accommodation on Saturday 5 October, together with lunches and all refreshments on Saturday and Sunday.

Please see the booking forms for our conference fees:

Accommodation

Bedrooms can accommodate two adults and one child, so we may need to make special arrangements when more than one child is attending.

Visit the Daresbury Park Hiotel web site.

A crèche will be available throughout both days of the conference.

Further information

Information about travel directions will be updated here in due course.

If you prefer a paper booking form please contact the AGSD-UK Office.

Conference programme

Because Daresbury is the birthplace of Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson), we hope to lift the proceedings a little by creating a wonderland of GSD workshops; we also expect to organise a Hatter’s Tea-Party and fun hat-making activities for the children; so please dress your little ones accordingly!

The programme will follow our usual format:

Saturday 5th October

11am – Welcome receptions
Pompe, McArdle and Hepatic GSDs

12 noon – Buffet lunch

1pm – Keynote speaker: Baroness Walmsley
Plus welcome and charity update

2pm – GSD workshops:

  • Von Gierke (GSD 1)
  • Ketotic GSDs (GSD 0, 3, 6, 9)
  • McArdle and other Muscle GSDs
  • Pompe

TBA – Hatter’s Tea Party
Children’s party with GSD-appropriate food. 

Evening – Conference dinner

Sunday 6th October

9am – AGSD-UK Annual General Meeting

10am – GSD workshops – continue as Saturday

1pm – Conference close`

Further details of workshops

Full details of workshop programmes will be updated here as the arrangements develop.