Patients & Carers meeting June 2015

DateSpeakerTitleTime startsDuration
June 2015Graham AthertonBiomes and improved diagnostics0’00’00secs0’45’15secs
Travel tips0’45’15secs1’01’40secs
Cause of death – we need your help1’01’40secs1’28’30secs
Led by Graham Atherton Entire meeting (alternate version)

Graham Atherton chatted about the rise of a new concept in medical research – the study of the bacteria & fungi that live on us and in us and their effect on our health (Biomes/Microbiomes/Mycobiomes). Chris Harris (NAC Manager) went through how best to prepare for flights abroad, giving us plenty of notice for assessing you for travel and all the paperwork that needs to be completed before you can fly with your medication and oxygen cylinders. 

Resources mentioned:

Code of a Killer (BBC TV)

The lung mycobiome: an emerging field of the human respiratory microbiome

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) Hints for US travellers who need to travel with oxygen cylinders  Suggestions for travel insurance:

Fungal Infection Trust Appeals www.fit.care

Donate to Fungal Infection Trust by mobile phone (UK only) – to donate £5 send the message ASPE14 £5 via SMS text to 70070

Leave a Reply