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Record number of Adult TOFS attend 2018 Adult TOF Seminar

Published: Thu, 21st June 2018, 11:58:00 AM

Record number of Adult TOFS attend 2018 Adult TOF Seminar

A record number of adults born with Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula and/or Oesophageal Atresia (‘Adult TOFs’) attended our highly regarded Adult TOF Seminar, held at Friends House, London on June 16th 2018.
 
The Seminar commenced with five Adult TOFs describing their life with TOF/OA. Next, the audience listened to four TOF/OA Experts discussing various topics including prevalence and treatment of Barrett’s Oesophagus and Oesophageal Cancer, the ‘TOF Cough’, and supporting mental health and wellbeing when living with long-term medical conditions.
 
A Powerpoint presentation was played, demonstrating to all present how living with TOF/OA affects our members’ lives in many different ways to various extents. A lively discussion session concluded a very interesting and informative afternoon.
 
Feedback from the Seminar was excellent, with 100% of people who completed the Evaluation Forms recommending that other Adult TOFs attend future events. One attendee commented, “Brilliant conference, made even better by meeting the Professor who operated on my son when he was born twenty years ago!’
 
In total, 31 Adult TOFs attended this Seminar, beating the records from previous gatherings. This substantial turnout demonstrates to the healthcare professions that there are a significant number of Adult TOF people who are very interested indeed in their own condition. We hope for an even larger turnout - so as to demonstrate this all the more - at the next TOFS event for TOF/OA adults.
 
Look out for more information about all of this - and all the other presentations given at the Seminar - in the next issue of the TOFS’ newsletter Chew, due out in late August.

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