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TPA Conference Friday 24 April 2015 – Crown Hotel, Harrogate

Thyroid Patient Advocacy (TPA) is holding its annual Conference on Friday, 24 April 2015 at The Crown Hotel, Crown Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 3TZ (Tel: 01423 706604) and everybody is welcome – . Here is a link showing the location,-1.545855,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x8a7ac57b8b3a4826

Tea/Coffee and Homemade Shortbread will be served on arrival from 10.30a.m. The Conference will start at 11.30a.m. – 6.00p.m. and will be held in the beautiful Victoria Suite and lunch will be in The Elgar Suite.

The full cost of the Conference is 30 per person. Talks will be given by best selling authors Dr Barry Durrant-Peatfield (The Great Thyroid Scandal), Dr Malcolm Kendrick (The Great Cholesterol Con), Dr Joseph Chandy (B12 fame), Dr Afshan Ahmad and Sheila Turner (Chair) will give an update on TPA’s activities.

The 2 course Buffet Lunch, covering all dietary preferences, will be 100% gluten free for all guests and will include –

  • Traditional Beef Bourguignon
  • Salmon with a Chive Cream Sauce
  • Butternut Squash, Spinach and Mushroom Casserole
  • Pilau Rice
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Continental Meat Platter
  • Multi Coloured Coleslaw
  • Potato Spring Onion Salad
  • Five Bean and Sweetcorn salad
  • Lemon Posset
  • Poached Pear
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse

We will be holding a Raffle to help raise funds to enable TPA to carry on campaigning for justice for all those being left to suffer unnecessarily. TPA makes no charge for the help and support we provide, so tokens of appreciation to be added to the raffle table are always most welcome.

There is disabled parking at the front of the hotel but you must show your blue badge. Parking for anybody else is at the rear of the hotel.

Please contact Sheila: to let her know how many places you wish to book, giving your name(s), address(es), telephone/mobile no(s) of each person attending – and also let her know if you are able to donate a raffle prize..

Payment can be made via:

PayPal – direct to

Direct Transfer to TPAs HSBC Bank Account Sort Code 40 26 01: Account Number 31456016. NOTE: if you pay by direct transfer, please telephone 01535 636 014 or email to let her know that this has been done – or –

Send a Cheque made payable to Thyroid Patient Advocacy to Thyroid Patient Advocacy, Squirrel Cottage, 3 Ickornshaw, Cowling, BD22 0DH, North Yorkshire.

There will, as usual, be a Question and Answer Session at the end of the Conference. This has proved to be a very popular – so if you need an answer to a nagging question, bring it along. All will be recorded and a link placed on our website for all those who are unable to attend.

Overnight Accommodation:

The 24 hr. Rate at The Crown, is 120.00 and includes the Day Delegate plus 3 course dinner and overnight accommodation. They can offer a Bed and Breakfast rate of 89.00 per room per night based on sole occupancy of a double bedroom, or 99.00 per room per night based on dual occupancy of a double or twin bedroom for TPA delegates.

You may wish to contact the Harrogate Tourists Information Board for other overnight accommodation here: and if you book in one of the villages outside of Harrogate, you will get a much cheaper rate as Harrogate is a Spa Town, well known for tourists.

We look forward to meeting you all again, and welcome all new comers. We know from past experience that you will have a thoroughly enjoyable day, and for those of you who have already been in correspondence with others on our thyroid support forum, you will find what a real pleasure it is to meet them face to face and also to meet some of our Medical Advisers.

Spaces are limited, so please book as early as you can – the TPA Conferences are always very popular.

If you require further information, please contact Sheila.

Sheila and Sue

Thyroid Patient Advocacy

PS please check the Home Page of our website as this is regularly updated. There may be news and information there that you are not aware about.


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