We are delighted to announce the Annual Alpha-1 Conference will take place on Friday 7th October 2016 beginning at 9.30am in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.

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Hearty congratulations to Stephen Smith who won 3 bronze medals for Team Ireland at the European Transplant Games. Stephen had a successful double lung transplant in the Mater Hospital in 2013 and was a member of a large team of athletes who represented Ireland at the games in Finland in July. Stephen won his first bronze medal in singles table tennis. He followed this up with 2 bronze medals in single and doubles badminton, and also finished 4th in the bowling. Well done Stephen!

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The Annual Alpha-1 Patient Conference will take place this year on Friday the 7th of October in the Marino Institute of Education in North Dublin. Speakers and a full agenda will be fully confirmed in the next few weeks however as with previous years the Alpha One Foundation strive to provide an informative and interesting day for those with Alpha-1 as well as family members. Keep an eye on our website and facebook for a full agenda and more details closer to the time.

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Best of luck to Transplant Team Ireland and Cavan native Stephen Smith representing Ireland at the European Transplant and Dialysis Games in Finland from July 10th - 17th. Stephen (front row, 2nd from right) has alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and had a successful lung transplant in the Mater Hospital in Dublin in November 2013.

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