Virtual Pushing the Boundaries events a success

09 Jul 2021
Virtual Pushing the Boundaries events a success
Pushing the Boundaries virtual eventIn the first half of 2021, Meningitis Research Foundation hosted a series of virtual ‘Pushing the Boundaries’ events designed to unite people living with after-effects of meningitis and allow them to hear directly from a range of medical experts. All the speaker videos are available now.

Our Pushing the Boundaries: Life After Limb Loss events were originally set up to bring families with children impacted by limb loss after meningitis together, along with industry experts and leading scientists, to help people impacted by meningitis feel less alone. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of our 2020 planned event, but generous support from the National Lottery Community Fund allowed us to run a series of similar events online.

"I left hospital with very little information from the hospital of how I would feel and all the after effects that would affect me over the next few weeks, months, then years. I found the whole event brilliant, and thought all the guest speakers were great in their particular fields." – Review of the Pushing the Boundaries: Mental Health & PTSD event

Pushing the Boundaries virtual event The first event on March 31st focussed on the issue of mental health and PTSD following experience of meningitis. Speakers included MRF Ambassador Charlotte Hannibal, Dr Benedict Michael and Professor Liam Dorris. On May 19th, MRF Ambassador Chris Boult, Dr Michael Griffiths and Vicki Kirwin joined us for an investigation into the invisible after-effects of meningitis. Our third and final event of this pilot series took place on June 23rd and centred on limb loss following meningitis. Thank you to MRF Ambassador Mike Davies, Fergal Monsell, Laura Ritchie and Tracy Ralph for joining us.

Further details and the full speaker videos can be viewed online here. We are grateful to all of our speakers for their time and expertise, and to all who joined us for the events.
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