Our annual Alpha-1 patient meeting for 2010 was held on the 8th of October in Marino Institute of Education on Griffith Avenue in Dublin.  It was a great success with numerous speakers, a question and answer session with Professor McElvaney, a patient support group meeting and a relaxation workshop.

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The annual Alpha-1 patient meeting will be held on Saturday 10th October at 10.30am in Marino Institute of Education on Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. All Alpha-1 patients and their families are invited to attend this forum. Invited speakers will be discussing issues relevant to Alpha-1 patients, including disease management, current research, and ongoing clinical trials in Beaumont Hospital.

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The Flora Women's Mini Marathon takes place on Monday 1st June 2009. This is a unique opportunity for Alphas and their families in alliance with the Patient Support Group and the Alpha One Foundation to raise funds for research and increased awareness into alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (Alpha-1).

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An Irish Alpha-1 patient Orla Keane had the opportunity to attend the 3rd Alfa Europe Alliance Meeting in Prague from May 9th to 10th.

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The Alpha One Foundation had two representatives, Josephine McGuirk and John Hannan, attending the European Alpha-1 Conference which was held in Rome in September 2007. This was a great opprtunity for Irish Alphas to meet other Alphas from all over Europe and to learn about the latest developments in the field of Alpha-1.

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