RGA Medical Event: “Newcastle Achondroplasia Symposium”

RGA LogoRGA Medical Event: Newcastle Achondroplasia Symposium

A great initiative being organised Dr. Michael Wright and Dr. Melita Irving.

The first Newcastle Achondroplasia Symposium on 20th and 21st September 2014


This event is being hosted jointly by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, Newcastle University, the Evelina Children’s Hospital and the Restricted Growth Association (RGA) and has been sponsored by the British Medical Association and the Skeletal Dysplasia Group.

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This an exciting opportunity to meet and discuss healthcare provision with doctors and other healthcare professionals from hospitals with a particular interest in providing services for people with achondroplasia.

The aim is to develop guidelines to help improve the health services that are available for all people with achondroplasia.

The symposium will be held at the Institute of Genetic Medicine, Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne.

See here for more information on Restricted Growth Association.


MDC ‘Move a mile for Muscle’ Sports Day – 29th August 2014 – Times Square, Centre for Life

MDCSportsday2014Hundreds of people all over the country will be moving an extra special mile between 23 and 31 August to raise funds for vital research and support for families affected by muscle-wasting conditions. To join the exciting initiative, we are busy organising a Charity Sports Day to be held from 11:30am on Friday 29thAugust in Times Square, Centre for Life.