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  • Book the 2017 Family Conference NOW! Amazing line up of speakers

  • Published: Tue, 13th June 2017, 10:22:00 AM
  • SoTOFS Family Conference, Saturday 14 October 2017 (all day) at Holiday Inn, Luton-South, M1 Jct 9.

    Only £22 per delegate for full day incl lunch/refreshments.  Look at our line up of presenters and  make your booking here NOW! 

    'Review of international efforts to pool expertise and develop guidelines relevant to OA/TOF treatment', Professor Frédéric Gottrand, Professeur of Paediatrics, Reference center of congenital and malformative esophageal diseases, University Hospital of Lille, France.

    'Why TOF/OA children are prone to respiratory problems, and what can be done to keep them in good respiratory health', Professor Harish Vyas, Emeritus Professor PICU/Respiratory Medicine, Department PICU/Respiratory, Nottingham Children's Hospital, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    'Adoption of international care standards for TOF in the UK: what needs to be done' and 'Upper GI problems in TOF/OA children', Dr Nikhil Thapar, Academic Lead for Gastroenterology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Section, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Head of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital

    'Reflux, Barretts and other GI problems in adulthood', Mr Nick Maynard, Consultant Upper GI Surgeon and Cancer Lead Clinician for Oxford University Hospitals. Mr Maynard contributed the chapter "Oesophageal Problems in Adult Life" to the TOF book.

    'Facilitating safe, emergent oral feeding in children with TOF/OA', Mrs Christine McCormick, Clinical Lead Specialist Speech/Language Therapist, (Acute Paediatric and Neonatal Dysphagia), Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

    'Psychological impact of rare medical conditions: Supporting mental health and wellbeing of families affected by oesohageal atresia' Dr Vuokko Wallace, Teaching Fellow and Clinical Psychologist, University of Bath. Dr Wallace is an adult TOF and an expert in psychological aspects of health conditions.

    'Transition to adult care - ongoing research' Mr Stefano Giuliani, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Great Ormond Street Hospital

     What to expect on the day... 

    • Conference is suitable for both TOF/OA families and TOF Adults
    • Bring the family and stay - only £65 for a double room or £90 for a family room
    • Creche available - only £22 per child

    If you're an Adult TOF, the parent of a TOF/OA child, relative or interested medical professional, this conference is for YOU.  Share experiences and ideas and hear about medical techniques and management of TOF/OA.  

    The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to ask those questions that have been bothering you for ages and it will be a great place to meet and network (during the long lunch and refreshment breaks) with other parents of TOF/OA children and TOF Adults too. 

    Creche facilities will be provided (at extra cost) for babies from 6 months to 10 years.  The conference is not recommended for those under 11.

    The hotel is at postcode AL3 8HH, just over a mile from M1 Junction 9, and it's close to the M25. Easily accessible by air too - close to Luton Airport and its Parkway train station.  Direct trains from Gatwick Airport, the East Midlands and Brighton, and frequent train services from London.

    Special-priced accomodation is available at the hotel should you decide to make a weekend of it. £65 per night for a double/twin room (including breakfast) or £90 for a family room (sleeps max four people), cancellable until 4pm on the day of arrival. Offer only available when booking direct with Holiday Inn, Luton-South.  Tel 01582 449900 Mon-Fri 9-5.30pm and quote 'TOF1310'.


    Book it now

    Full day, including refreshments and lunch is only £22 per delegate.

    Online booking facility now open - just follow this link and book NOW! 

    We look forward to seeing you there.

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