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Congratulating Dr Alan Hakim on his appointment as Director of Education with the Ehlers Danlos Society

Posted By HMSA Social Media Coordinator, August 2, 2018

We would like to congratulate Dr Alan Hakim on his appointment as Director of Education with the Ehlers Danlos Society. This will benefit the hypermobile community greatly as he works to improve expertise among medical professionals worldwide. This new role means that Alan will have to step down as our Trustee and Chief Medical Advisor but we are very pleased that he will continue as one of our medical advisers. Dr Philip Bull replaces Alan on the Board of Trustees.

We would like to say a big thank you to Alan for his work with the HMSA so far over the last 15 years. We all know  that Alan is always supportive and incredibly positive. He is largely responsible for the HMSA’s excellent website and wrote the majority of the medical content, keeping it up to date, enabling the HMSA team to achieve Information Standard accreditation. Alan has supported the development of our ongoing professional teaching programme with Donna Wicks (CEO) and her excellent team, and has helped to ensure that we lead the way in running programmes such as the residential weekends for patients and information days.

He has championed the positive ethos of the Charity, with the need for people to be given the skills of self management and to be able to work with their medical and health professional as informed partners.

The Charity now has an international reputation for it’s work and Alan worked hard within the team to ensure this outcome was achieved.

This new appointment as Education Lead with the ED Society will allow many more health professionals to be reached and will be of mutual benefit to the Charities as we move forward in synergy.

Please join us in sending Alan our best wishes with the new appointment, and thanking him for his ongoing support and input into the HMSA.

Rob Smith Chairman

Donna Wicks CEO

Dr.Philip Bull Trustee and Medical Adviser

Hannah Ensor, Trustee

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