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The Beardmore Hotel in Clydebank provided the venue for the 4th Annual SPVU Patient Support Day on the 16th August, 2008.  The event continues to grow in size and popularity, reflecting the largest numbers of attendees to date.  The support day offers an opportunity for people with PH to meet others with the same condition, in a relaxed informal environment.  Carers, likewise, are able to meet other families who share very similar challenges.  All are given the opportunity to ask questions of the Professionals who are in attendance, either formally, through the panel of experts, led by Professor Andrew Peacock, or informally over a meal and a drink.  Karen Brown and her team of therapists were there to offer therapies such as Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, and Body Massage.  Face painting for children again proved popular (and also for adults!).  The Pulmonary Hypentension Association (PHA-UK) represented by Caroline Drain were on hand with information on the benefits of joining the association.  All in all the day was a tremendous success with many commenting favourably on the new venue. Our heartfelt thanks to all those who attended and to everyone who helped to make the day special.  Particular thanks to the following companies for their continued financial support for the event.
 - GSK

 - Encysive Pharmaceuticals

 - Actelion


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