IBS charity calls for conference exhibitors

23rd February 2016

A national charity is calling on businesses and organisations in the health and wellbeing sector from across the country to showcase their brand at its unique conference in April.

The IBS Network, which is the national charity for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), is holding the free one day event on Saturday 16 April at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria Hotel, Sheffield. Both patients and the health professionals that care for them are invited to discuss the condition. Opportunities include exhibition space, which will allow businesses to sell their products, generate new business and create brand awareness, as well as sponsorship of the conference lanyards and advertising in the conference programme, as part of the event's live stream and on the IBS Network's website. Companies can also sponsor the cooking zone, which will feature a 'cooking for the sensitive gut demonstration by chef, nutritionist and food photographer, Dr Joan Ransley. This includes inclusion in the conference programme and on-site branding. Businesses already sponsoring the event include Yakult, Symprove, Enteromed, Alimentary Health Ltd and Irwin Mitchell. Alison Reid, chief executive officer of The IBS Network, said: -Our ground-breaking conference is a fantastic opportunity for businesses and organisations to showcase their brands to their target audiences. -We are expecting an audience of around 400 delegates made up of both healthcare professionals and people who suffer with IBS. The event will also be streamed live worldwide and will be recorded for broadcasting via our website, which will allow the brands to be seen by a potential worldwide audience. Experts speaking at the one day event, which coincides with the charity's 25th anniversary, include Dr Anton Emmanuel and Professors Qasim Aziz and Peter Whorwell, and a team of patient experts, including Sam Bearfoot, Angie Usher and Susan Frisby. Topics to be discussed will include what it is like to live with IBS and what can be done about it, does the diagnosis matter, what patients can eat, what do patients want from research and how can patients work more effectively with their health professionals. To sponsor at the event, book an exhibition space, or to book a delegate place, visit www.theibsnetwork.org, email info@theibsnetwork.org or phone the IBS Network on 0114 272 3253.

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