Naidex is Europe's largest disability and rehabilitation event for trade, healthcare professionals and the general public. Taking place at Birmingham's NEC on the 26th & 27th March 2019, Naidex attracts innovation, information, cutting edge suppliers, and the most inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue, over two unforgettable days.
Striving for greater inclusion and equality for disabled people in society are MASIS's key objectives.
Disabled people and individuals affected by long-term health conditions should be allowed as equal as possible lifestyles as non-disabled people take for granted.
Numerous discussions held with senior personnel from the health and social care sectors over the last 10 years have clearly emphasised that helping to boost self-esteem, wellbeing and positive attitudes within the lifestyles of disabled people is equally as important as the medical treatments they receive to help alleviate their conditions and disabilities.
The diversity of the subjects being considered and addressed by MASIS means that it cannot undertake all issues without the need to network with other service providers and establish commercial partnerships with appropriate companies.
As MASIS is a Registered Charity and a 'not for profit' venture, all surplus funds generated will be re-invested into medically related initiatives which are addressing ways to improve lifestyles of disabled people.
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Filled with celebrities, incredible speakers, groundbreaking products, wonderful moments and an overwhelming feeling of happiness; Naidex 44 was everything our visitors hoped for and more!
Here are some of our favourite moments from Naidex 2018.
From @Samanta Bullock Published on Jun 7, 2018
"Hello guys. We had Naidex, that is Europe's largest disability event for trade, healthcare professionals and end-users. And I was a judge on the event. Naidex Changing Lives Award A celebration of the product, service, or initiative which has had a positive and demonstrable impact on its user, making a significant contribution towards achieving their goals. I vlog all about it. Take a look and leave a comment. :)"
In 2015 Disabled Access Day began as a day to celebrate good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new. The day was very much about highlighting the fantastic access that already exists in places, experiences such as going on a touch tour, enjoying a relaxed peformance, sensory experiences, signed events, level access and of course a warm welcome!
The Day was founded against the backdrop of wanting to make it easy for disabled people to try something new. Often these activities and experiences are hard to arrange or create a sense of anxiety and fear.
Our founder, Paul's experience of wanting to try getting on a bus with his powerchair but not in the rush hour of a weekday service was the catalyst. He describes it as a day for focusing on creating opportunities for people to attend a series of organised events where they will receive a warm welcome, a chance to try something new and the memory of having done something different. He wants 2019's events and experiences to have a legacy. Just like his telling the story of trying a bus for the first time.
Disabled People are encouraged having tried something new, or visited somewhere new, to share their story so that others can follow. A review on Euan's Guide, a tweet on social media or a blog post all help to make it easier for others considering a similar visit or experience.
We're asking disabled people, their friends and families for 2019 is simply "Try something new and send a review"
Paul answers the question: What will it achieve?
Patients role in clinical decision making has been in the spotlight in recent years, with patient representative groups, practitioners and policy makers leaning towards models for patient-centred care. The important of shared decision-making is also recognised in the legislation with the passing of the Montgomery Judgement (2014) which provides a basis for a shift in the role of patients in clinical decision making. Bringing patient voice into decision making requires reflecting on the role of values in decision making.
The symposium will review the role of values in decision making, both in the healthcare and social service sectors. It will showcase the recent work in this field as well as future directions.
The event is aimed primarily at practitioners, policy makers, and academic colleagues interested in patient voice and decision making in healthcare and social care settings.
Please download the workshop flyer attached. For more information on the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Spaces are limited so please book your place before 15th March 2019 by sending an email to email@example.com
One of the largest, FREE UK exhibitions dedicated to children and young adults up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their families, carers and the professionals who support them.
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