• COVID-19:  due to the vulnerability of many of those attending this event, we will require proof of vaccination or negative LFT before entering:

    Vaccinations: these are logged on the NHS App on your phone (not the Test & Trace app).  Have your domestic QR code ready for scanning at the registration desk.  If you do not have the app, you can also request printed evidence of vaccination via NHS online, or by phoning 119.  You can find more information and useful links on vaccinations on our website.

    Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs):  If you have not been vaccinated (or your last vaccine was given less than 2 weeks before the event), we will require evidence of a negative LFT test, taken not more than 2 days before the event.  You can order free tests from the government website.  The result must be logged via the NHS App.  We will also require a photo of the test strip including the result window and test code number.

    Positive Tests or Symptoms:  If you have been in close contact with someone with covid-19 or have tested positive by LFT or PCR tests in the week preceding, please do not come to the event.  Many of our members are clinically extremely vulnerable and we need to keep everyone as safe as possible.  For more information on signs and symptoms of covid-19, please visit our webpage.

    This conference is a mask-friendly environment although the wearing of masks is not mandatory.

    Hand sanitizer will be available and is recommended for regular use.


  • This programme is draft and subject to change without notice


    09:30-10:00       Arrival and refreshments

    10:00-10:30       Welcome and Overview of AMEND’s (incl. PPSUK/AASUK) activities (CEO, Jo Grey)

    10:30-12:30       Disease-specific Patient Experience & Q&A sessions

    12:30-14:00       Lunch break & Exhibition tables

    14:00-15:30       Sessions to be confirmed

        • Youth Group (ages 13-25)
        • Partners and Carers
        • Returning to work, benefits and other support

    15:30-16:00       Refreshment break

    16:00-16:30       Sessions to be confirmed

        • Yoga
        • Returning to work, benefits and other support

    16:30-17:30       AMEND Annual General Meeting

    17:30-18:30       Celebration in the Bar (own cost)