Mesothelioma: The past, present and future

Friday 6 July | 11.30am

Action Mesothelioma Day 2018

Brachers is once again delighted to organise and support Action Mesothelioma Day, with a free to attend event held in Chatham to commemorate victims and raise awareness of the asbestos disease mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma: The past, present and future

Date: Friday 6 July
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Location: Royal Dockyard Church, Chatham Dockyard
Directions and Parking: The Historic Dockyard Chatham website

Join us for lunch and hear from our panel of experts as we discuss past, present and future issues relating to mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

The event will run as follows:

A symbolic dove release will take place at 12 noon.

Welcome from Professor Karen Cox, Vice Chancellor at the University of Kent

Discussion with our panel of experts:

  • Louise Gillham, Kent Meso UK nurse/LCN
  • John Reeves, National Union of Teachers (NUT) representative
  • Mavis Nye, Meso Victim and Campaigner
  • Professor Bill Cookson, National Mesothelioma Research Centre
  • Dr Tuck-Kay Loke, Consultant Respiratory Physician
  • Jeremy Horton, Asbestos Compensation Partner at Brachers

Please feel free to join us on the day and help raise awareness of mesothelioma in our local communities.

If you have a question you would like to ask the panel please email Francesca Lodej before the event.

Jeremy Horton comments on the 2017 event:

 We were very happy to lend our support to this action day and our thanks goes to everyone that came. Sadly, the industrial past in our region was a recipe for a future epidemic of asbestos-related deaths and diseases which we are only experiencing now. Mesothelioma deaths have increased by over one third in the past 10 years and now run at just over 2,500 nationally. They are expected to remain at this level until at least the end of the decade. We are committed to helping victims of the disease get the compensation they deserve.

For further support and guidance on mesothelioma visit Mesothelioma UK.