This year sees the return of the Psoriasis Shout Out®. It is a great event which even Bob The Cat has got behind. If you need advise on psoriasis whether you are a patient or someone who lives with someone with psoriasis drop by and have a chat. I am very happy to be able to attend the event at Guys Hospital on the 24th June, unfortunately Bob can’t make it.
What is the Psoriasis Shout Out®?
The Psoriasis Shout Out® is a unique public engagement initiative to raise awareness of this chronic, often life-ruining, inflammatory skin condition. We aim to get people talking about psoriasis (what it is and what it isn’t) and to bring patients together with professionals working in the field of psoriasis management and research to discuss current research and treatment.
The Psoriasis Shout Out® is led by Professor Chris Griffiths, a world-leading psoriasis expert from the University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. We have established a dynamic group of patient ambassadors from across the UK and Ireland who have played a key role in taking the Psoriasis Shout Out® forward by informing and supporting our activities and events.
Psoriasis Shout Out® Roadshow June 18-24 2016
Building on our previous success, the Psoriasis Shout Out® is expanding its reach beyond Manchester to other regions and cities in the UK and Ireland in 2016. Researchers, clinicians, patients and the public are again joining forces to raise awareness of the condition with the aid of a healthcare trailer and a number of free patient events planned in Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle and London. Our Psoriasis Shout Out® Ambassadors will be on hand to provide peer support, acting as ‘patient experts’ and signposting members of the public to further information on psoriasis.
The roadshow has a fully-equipped healthcare trailer where members of the public can engage with healthcare professionals and other people living with psoriasis. In Manchester, the trailer will have sessions on Mindfulness and Bhangracise – a new fun way to keep fit. In Dublin, the trailer will be hosted by Professor Brian Kirby (Consultant Dermatologist, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin) and Helen Hanrahan (Flaky Fashionista), an experienced fashion blogger and patient advocate.
The trailer will be at the following locations in Manchester and Ireland during June:
- 18-19 June Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester
- 20 June The Rock Shopping Centre, Bury
- 21 June St Ann’s Square, Manchester
- 22 June Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester and
- St Stephen’s Green, Dublin
- 23 June St Stephen’s Green, Dublin
We will also be holding a number of patient events at various locations during the week. More events will be added to the schedule before June and will be announced on our website and social media accounts.
18 June, Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square, Manchester
Let’s Talk Psoriasis A series of presentations and speaker/audience discussions on a range of topics about living well with psoriasis, advice and current research into the condition chaired by Prof Chris Griffiths with guest speakers including Toby Hadoke (actor, comedian and patient advocate).
Look Good, Feel Good Helen Hanrahan (Fashion blogger and patient advocate) and Rena Ramani (make-up artist) will demonstrate how to improve confidence in your appearance using fashion and make-up tips to help you camouflage, conceal and even embrace your psoriasis!
21 June, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
Clinical speaker presentations with Q+A session chaired by Prof Nick Reynolds (Consultant Dermatologist), mindfulness sessions and a staffed patient information stall.
22 June, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester
Let’s Talk Psoriasis A series of presentations and speaker/audience discussions on a range of topics about living well with psoriasis, advice and current research into the condition chaired by Prof Chris Griffiths with guest speakers including Carla Renton (The Psoriasis Association) and Dr Richard Warren (Consultant Dermatologist).
Pso Well Training Taster GP training events, based on research evidence, to provide cutting edge knowledge about psoriasis and its comorbidities and to equip GPs with consultation skills to assist patients in self-managing their condition more effectively.
Talking About Psoriasis With Your GP Getting the most out of your GP consultation with Dr Chris Bundy and Dr Anna Chisholm from the University of Manchester. This session aims to give patients with psoriasis the confidence and skills to get the most out of their often time-limited consultations with GPs.
24 June, The Atrium, Guy’s Hospital, London
Clinical speaker presentations with Q+A session chaired by Prof Catherine Smith (Consultant Dermatologist) and Dr Sandy McBride (Consultant Dermatologist) with support from high-profile patient advocates including Toby Hadoke and a staffed patient information stall.
Psoriasis: A Life Story Preview of a unique production, performed by patients, giving their perspective of living with psoriasis.
Patient information leaflets, videos and other educational material on psoriasis will be available at all of our events.
For more information please contact:
Susan Moschogianis, Psoriasis Shout Out® Coordinator
Tel: 0161 206 8077 | Fax: 0161 206 1095