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Jenny Welch and Jo Szram participate in International Rare Disease Day
28 February, 2017
Two members of the Lungs at Work team participated in the Royal Brompton Hospital public engagement event marking International Rare Disease Day. 28 February marked the tenth international Rare Disease Day coordinated by EURORDIS. On and around this day hundreds of patient organisations from countries and regions all over the world held awareness-raising activities based on the theme of research. Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February every year to raise awareness of rare diseases.
Jenny Welch and Jo Szram spoke to members of the public about their work with patients who develop occupational and environmental allergies and lung disease. Visitors to their stall included members of Rare Alliance Canada, who were visiting from Toronto. A class of schoolchildren, from the Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School in South Kensington, also stopped by - they particularly enjoyed the allergen quiz; including a number of 'interesting' extracts from workplaces such as a zoo!
Magda Wheatley and Jo Szram are pictured (right), in front of the stand.