Annual Conference 2017
Scleroderma and Raynaud's presentations from the SRUK Annual Conference 2017
The SRUK Annual Conference improves every year with interesting speakers and topics, discussion time and the opportunity to meet up with the community.
In 2017, we received 100% positive feedback from our Annual Conference and ALL our attendees said they would come to another SRUK Event.
Dorothy attended our conference and said - "It was a chance meeting at the SRUK Annual Conference that I met Dr Del Galdo and showed him the blood tests my doctor had given me. We discussed them and Dr Del Galdo said he was willing to book me an appointment a lot sooner than if I'd waited for the next one proposed with my doctor next May."
We used your feedback from 2017 to design an event that had you at the very heart of it and this year the programme includes a range of topics you wanted to hear about in order to support you in managing your conditions, and how you can get involved in research. We also have a NEW session this year, specifically for family and carers of those with the condition.
You told us that building a network of support with people that share similar experiences is really beneficial, so we made sure you had the opportunity to do just that with further break out sessions in the afternoon. We are also hosting a meet and greet drinks evening on Friday 12th from 6-7pm and there will be networking sessions throughout the day.
The story of De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor is a very British one; a tale of democracy, royalty, education and religion. At its heart, sits an 18th-century mansion, a chapel, plenty of event space for us to utilise in a beautiful 40 acre setting of parkland grounds. Following a multi-million-pound refurbishment, you'll find a wealth of original features still intact along with a 21st-century style and functionality.
The restaurant & Bar serves great food from British suppliers the Executive Chef team will be creating restaurant-quality food for our conference event, as well as the ability to order from the menu.
There are some recently refurbished bedrooms which are modern and stylish and there are over 400 of them with some luxury suites available in The White House.
The Estate enjoys a relaxed rural setting and is a stylish hotel, equipped with modern conveniences such as:
- Complementary parking for all guests
-Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100MB is available throughout the hotel and up to 100m within the grounds.
- A modern, fully equipped gym and heated swimming pool are open daily to guests and members alike. The gym offers a range of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment suited to most levels of fitness. There are also personal training sessions, fitness assessments and a programme of classes led by fully qualified instructors. Private swimming lessons are also available on request.
- Tennis courts are available for guests and members within the grounds
The De Vere Beaumont Estate, have rooms reserved by SRUK. These are available on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th night. If you wish to make an overnight reservation please contact the hotel by calling 01753 640000, follow option 1 for reservations and quoting SRUK Annual Conference Bid 193120638, when making your booking. Alternatively email BeaumontReservations@devere.com with the above reference along with your requirements and the reservations team will get back to you.
Room rates for 2018 conference are as follows.
Single Room with Breakfast; £95 per night. Double room with Breakfast; £105 per night.
*Please note De Vere Beaumont Estate have family rooms available, please contact the hotel directly for prices depending on your family numbers Please also note as of 01.05.18 there are 70 rooms allocated to SRUK at De Vere Cranage Estate for Friday and 30 rooms allocated on Saturday If you require an accessible room, please also discuss when booking your accommodation. There are 9 fully adapted room and 3 partially adapted rooms which can be booked subject to availability.
The hotel is just 3 miles from Windsor, minutes from J13 of the M25 and 15 minutes from Heathrow; Egham station is also 3 miles away with fast connections to London Waterloo and Reading. Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park, LEGOLAND®, and Windsor Racecourse are also on the doorstep. Read the local companion guide to discover what else you can do in the surrounding area.
To book a disabled parking space, please discuss this with the hotel directly when you make your accommodation booking, or call the SRUK team to arrange. We can collate this information and will need your date of stay/ visit, name, car make and model and registration number.
Taxi's are available if you need additional transport. We advise booking in advance. The hotel have recommended the following taxi company in the area.
Windsor Cars 01753 677677
Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park, LEGOLAND®, and Windsor Racecourse are also on the doorstep of the hotel. Read the local companion guide to discover what else you can do in the surrounding area.
At SRUK we believe everyone should have access to specialist information and the opportunity to build a support network, so each year we invest in conference to provide this. If you would like to help us cover conference costs, which in turn enables us to fund further investment into research, then you may want to consider donating.