We are very grateful to Finian McGrath, Minister for Disability issues, for attending our 2017 Patients & Families meeting. Minister McGrath tweeted after the event “Great morning with Prof. Sean Gaine and @pha_ireland.. Fantastic people who need support”. In response the Association stated “PH Association so grateful to Minister McGrath for his compassion, honesty & genuine interest in Pulmonary Hypertension at our annual meeting”. Everybody present appreciated his personal interest and having government presence, engagement and appreciation of the issues PH sufferers confront each and every day.
In a busy and wide-ranging morning we had high quality and varied presentations and contributions from some familiar faces and guest expert speakers. Pictured below are (1st Picture l-r) Prof. Sean Gaine, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Head of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Unit, Dr Sinead Harney, Consultant Rheumatologist. Cork University Hospital and Dr Damian McCall, Consultant Cardiologist, Belfast City Hospital (2nd Picture l-r) Gerry Rockwell, Acupuncturist and Dr Brian McCullagh, Consultant Respiratory Physician Mater Hospital.
We received great feedback about the conference. It was great to have the Minister attend and so many wide-ranging, interesting and informative presentations and workshops. But most of all the day was about our Association members and their families and most pleasing of all was the turnout for the day. Pictured below more images of the event and some of the attendees.