This year’s online CMTUK Conference 2023 takes place on Friday 21st April and Saturday 22nd April, after our online AGM.
Who is the Conference for?
If you would like to learn more about CMT (Charcot-Marie-Tooth) and the latest CMT updates, find out what help is available for the CMT community, as well as meeting people from the community, then this conference is for you.
The conference is ideal for members or non-members of CMTUK, people living with CMT and their friends, colleagues and family.
It is also ideal for medical students with an interest in CMT as well as medical professionals such as GPs, physiotherapists, podiatrists, or occupational therapists.
What is included in the conference?
We have some really insightful speaker sessions lined up for you.
The live sessions include a Q&A section, where you can put your question to the speakers during the session. The speaker sessions include:
- A CMT update from Dr Alex Rossor, Honorary Consultant Neurologist, outlining recent advances in genetic diagnosis and treatments for CMT
- CMT and the role of Occupational Therapy by Tessa Craver, Specialist Occupational Therapist
- Video from Rareminds, an organisation that provides counselling and wellbeing for rare disease communities
- Uncovering benefits for those with a health condition or disability, by Citizens Advice
- CMT research updates from CMTUK, RNOH, CMTRF, CMTA and HNF
- Gentle movement and chair fitness session
Will there be an opportunity to meet others from the community?
Yes, there are many opportunities for you to meet likeminded people from the CMT community in the lobby area (open between speaker sessions).
Plus, the expo area will be open over lunchtime on both days (12.30-1.30) and after the last speaker sessions on both days, where you can meet, chat and ask questions of selected organisations as well as some CMTUK staff and Trustees.
How to Book Your Ticket
Please click here to book your ticket.
There are several ticket prices
- £15 for a CMTUK member
- £15 for students
- £25 for medical professionals
- £25 for non-members of CMTUK
- concession tickets are available for members on low income (please contact us for more information)
Please fill in the registration form and select your ticket type. Please note that when you click on ‘register’, the site directs you to sign into your zoom account (or create a new basic (free) account). Once you have filled in those details, you will be asked to fill in the registration form and to select your ticket type.
If you would like help filling in this form, please call the CMTUK office on 01202 474203, who will be happy to help.
Thank you to our Sponsors
We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors, Dorset Orthopaedic, ShoeFit.uk and Fledglings. Their support helps to keep conference ticket prices affordable for everyone. You can meet Dorset Orthopaedic and ShoeFit.uk in the expo lounge at their booths on Friday and Saturday from 12.30-1.30. Plus, watch their ‘Ask the Sponsors’ sessions on Saturday from 4.30-5.15pm, where you can also ask them questions about their CMT-friendly products. We have also received a grant from Pharnext which will help support this event.
CMTUK 2023 Conference: Main Sponsor
Dorset Orthopaedic is one of the UK’s leading providers of private prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation across a network of nationwide clinics. Here at Dorset Orthopaedic, we have been empowering people to strive for better for over 30 years.
Through our prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation combined with our cosmetic silicone solutions, our aim is to support our patients in enhancing their overall quality of life.
Click here to find out more (or click ‘exhibitor’ link on the conference booking page).
CMTUK 2023 Conference: Gold Sponsor
At ShoeFit, we provide footwear for healthier lower limbs, comfort, and style. We also guide you towards choosing the appropriate style in the correct size, for footwear that meets your needs. Whether you’re looking for footwear to help with a medical condition or just for general comfort, shopping with us is a simple, step-by-step process, to help you choose with confidence.
ShoeFit is offering the CMTUK community a 5% discount off their basket, and will also give a 5% (of the value of the basket) donation to CMTUK. To take advantage of the offer, click the link below and use the coupon code CMTUK (coupon valid until 30th April 2023)
Click here to find out more
ShoeFit has kindly put together a list of CMT-friendly shoe shops. Please click here to view it
CMTUK 2023 Conference: Sponsor
At Fledglings we have a collection of products that can help children and young adults that suffer with CMT. We have specialist footwear, oral care solutions and toys of course. This list in not exhaustive one, but a starting point we are aware that many children have different needs and as such links through the rest of the website. Although a very small team, one of our team has a son with CMT and as such can help and guide further if anyone needs more support on products. As the not-for-profit shop of Contact, every penny spent with us goes back to helping families with disabled children. Not only do we take orders online, but we are more than happy to talk to you and orders can be placed over the phone on 0203 319 9772
We look forward to welcoming you to our conference.
After all, it’s a conference made especially for you, the CMT Community.
Chief Executive, CMTUKBook your conference ticket today