12th Annual Cavernoma Alliance UK International Forum 2018

The Trustees of Cavernoma Alliance UK (CAUK) are pleased to invite you to attend the 12th Annual International Forum to be held at the Nowgen Centre, Manchester on Saturday 2 June 2018, 9.15am to 5pm. This year we are particularly honoured to be working in partnership with the CAUK CaverFamilies and the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

As always the Forum on Saturday will be free to all registered participants. The day begins at 9.15 with registration followed by a welcome from Ian Stuart, Founder Member and Co-ordinator. This year’s speakers will be Dr Ronan Burke, neuro-psychologist from The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Dr Ed Smith, The R. Michael Scott Chair in Neurosurgery, Co-Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Centre, Director, Paediatric Cerebrovascular Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery/Vascular Biology Program, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School who will speak about advances in cavernoma treatment. Following their talks will be an AGM and recognition of Dr David White’s retirement as chair of the trustees. Lunch will be served after which there will be a panel presentation by amongst others Drs Grace Vassallo, Dipak Ram, (neurologists), Stewart Rust (neuro-psychologist), Emma Dewhurst (Trainee Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner for Neurosciences), Rebecca Keeping (holistic care in the community), Sofia Douzgou (geneticist) and Emma Tait (member).

A new format for 2018 will follow as the speaker’s break into a series of informal pods at specific locations throughout the Nowgen Centre in which members will be able to participate in.Tea and coffee stations will be available at each of these pods.The day will finish at 5pm.

You must book individually for the Forum, Friday Meal and Hotel.

Booking for the Forum

To book to attend the Forum on Saturday 2 June 2018, 9.15am to 5pm, please click here

Booking for the Friday Evening Meal

CAUK staff and trustees also invite you to attend a dinner on Friday, 1 June 2018. This will be at Christie’s Bistro, part of the Chancellors Collection at the University of Manchester, which is a short walk from the hotel. There will be a drinks reception at 7pm followed at 7.30pm by a two-course hot buffet dinner with tea/coffee in the restaurant. This will be at a cost of £27.95 per person payable through the website (see below). Booking is required as numbers are limited.

All enquires should be directed to sian@cavernoma.org.uk

To book and pay for the Friday evening meal, Friday 1st June 2018, please use the Paypal Link below
You do not need a paypal account to pay




Booking for the Hotel for Friday 1st June

CAUK have a group booking at the hotel which is being administered by Sian at the office.

We have negotiated a special rate for accommodation on Friday 1st June 2018 of £49 (room only) at the nearby Travelodge which is just across the road from the Nowgen Centre. We have a number of family, double and accessible rooms on hold. Breakfast and evening meals are also available and can be booked on arrival.

The Travelodge (227, Upper Brook Street, Manchester, M13 0HB) is a good, clean “no frills” hotel about ten minutes by foot from the Forum venue which is The Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9WU . Details can be found about Travelodge on their website (click here) but bookings must be made via the CAUK website to take advantage of the specially negotiated rate.

An all-you-can-eat-breakfast is available for purchase when you check-in (children eat free) and for those not able to attend CAUK’s informal dinner, an evening meal is available from the hotel (subject to charge).

All enquiries about your reservation should be made to sian@cavernoma.org.uk.

To book and pay for the Hotel overnight, Friday 1st June 2018, please use the Paypal Link below
You do not need a paypal account to pay




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