11 Aug 2022

Amyloidosis 'Emerging from the Shadows

'An inspirational day' - Professor Julian Gillmore

'An inspirational day'  - Professor Julian Gillmore

'An inspirational day' - Professor Julian Gillmore, National Amyloidosis Centre

Speaking at the 'Emerging from the Shadows' conference on Amyloidosis, Professor Julian Gillmore, Head of the National Amyloidosis Centre in London, outlined several new treatments for the disease. Among these was CRISPR/Cas9-base gene editing. 

Amyloidosis, which caused the death of Derry's Martin McGuinness (Sinn Féin), is a the name for a group of rare, serious conditions caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues throughout the body.

The hugely successful conference, organised by the All Ireland ATTR Amyloidosis Awareness group and the Irish Heart Foundation, was held in An Chúirt Hotel in Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday.

Speaking to Inish Live, Professor Gillmore said said 'Emerging from the Shadows' had been an absolutely phenomenal day.

He added: "It was just amazing to see the enthusiasm, the organisation, and what has been achieved by the group of patients who really galvanised the All Ireland support group.

The talks were absolutely brilliant and the interaction between the audience and the speakers was great. I thought it was an inspirational day."

Professor Julian Gillmore, Head of National Amyloidosis Centre, London.

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