Book your tickets today for the TOFS Conference 2018

Published: Tue, 18th September 2018, 11:15:00 AM

You are invited!  TOFS Conference 2018 – Saturday 13 October 2018 at Holiday Inn, Coventry, M6 J2

  • Principally for TOF families.
  • Come and hear from health care professionals.
  • Network with other TOFS members.

We have a full and interesting day lined up, starting around 9:30 am and ending soon after 4pm.

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Speakers and Topics

The speakers and MC include three patrons of TOFS, and two experts from the TOF community.

  • Mr David Crabbe, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary, and co-editor of the TOF book, will be chairing the event.  
  • Mr Tony Lander, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Director, Birmingham Children's Hospital: ‘Post-repair ops and procedures’.
  • Dr Charles Shaw-Smith , Consultant in Clinical Genetics and Honorary Clinical Fellow, University of Exeter Medical School: 'Causes of TOF/OA'.
  • Dr Satish Rao, Deputy Medical Director, Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital: 'Respiratory issues faced by TOF children'.
  • Dr Kamran Ahmed, General Practitioner and TOF parent:‘How to get the best service via your GP’.  
  • Mrs Julia Faulkner, Dietician and mum of a TOF: 'Feeding your TOF/OA child: introducing solids and the early years’.
  • Dr Harriet Tucker, Pre-hospital and Emergency Medicine Senior registrar, and also an Adult TOF: "Key messages from the Adult TOF seminar 2018: navigating the transition from paediatric TOF patient to long-term challenges." Dr Harriet Tucker is a pre-hospital and emergency medicine senior registrar, and also an Adult TOF. She will discuss the key messages from the Adult TOF seminar held by TOFS in June 2018, and offer both a patient and a doctor's perspective on how to bridge the gap, some of the challenges faced, and how to navigate long-term adult TOF care.

Everyone should get a chance to chat during the conference’s long breaks.  A hot buffet lunch in the hotel’s restaurant is included in the delegate fee.


A crèche will be operating (at extra cost) for under-eights.  The conference sessions are not recommended for those under age 11. 

Where is it?

The hotel is in Coventry, at postcode CV2 2HP, very close to the junction of the M6 and the A46/M69. Coventry railway station is the closest, on the mainline between London and Birmingham. Birmingham International Airport is only 15 minutes away by car.

Our conference will take place in the hotel’s dedicated ‘Academy’ conference suite.

Travelling from afar?

Special-priced accommodation is available at the hotel should you decide to make a weekend of it.  Some members, including several of the Trustees, are likely to stay in the hotel on the Friday night.  The hotel has a gym and swimming pool. Car parking is free for conference delegates.

Bookings open now– just £20 per adult 

This venue is a little smarter and significantly larger than the Luton hotel we used in 2017. We have decided to subsidise the delegate rates to TOFS members down to just £20 so as to make it possible for the maximum number of TOF/OA families to attend.

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