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Bristol symposium!

Posted By Donna Wicks, June 30, 2016

Update: Event postponed 27:07:2016, please note shop link will no longer work.


The HMSA is running a day at the fantastic Freeways Centre in Bristol on the 20th August 2016.
This is the first of 6 planned days throughout the UK, and is part of a wider model based on assisting people to understand and live well with their hypermobility syndromes, or heritable disorders of connective tissue (HDCT) and to ensure professionals have the education they need to assist their patients. To learn more about the model the HMSA is promoting please contact

Hypermobility syndrome (or HDCT) is an umbrella term for conditions related to hypermobility.
These include;
joint hypermobility syndrome,
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (all subtypes),
Marfan syndrome,
Osteogenesis Imperfecta,
Stickler syndrome

Often being given a diagnosis is just a starting point to the more difficult need to develop the skills on how to live well with these complex multi-systemic conditions. Pain, fatigue, cardiac dysfunction, gastrointestinal issues are just ‘some’ of the aspects that need management. The HMSA has provided this day based on its Information Standard accredited work.

The day has been designed predominantly for adults but will be equally appropriate for 15 years and above.
There will be sessions led by Dr Alan Hakim, Chief Medical Advisor to the HMSA, as well as the medical team.
Local professionals have been invited to attend the day so as share how the services can be best accessed and used, and to hear your views on the services in the local area.
There is an opportunity to try or use the hydrotherapy pool with qualified hydrotherapy professionals and poolside assistance.

The HMSA will also be launching a new benefit for all HMSA members (over 16’s) on this day, which reflects our ethos on the need for positive self-management and the aim to live well!.
Lunch will be provided, but please bring snacks if on a complicated diet.

You can purchase your tickets here in our webshop

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