About Ataxia UK Ataxia UK events Edinburgh Conference 2020 Our Scottish Conference will take place on Saturday 6 June 2020 at the Leonardo Hotel, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 6UG. The conference will be packed full of events tailored to our Scottish delegates. What’s in store? Hear the results of our Financial Inclusion Survey; help to design our Scottish Money Advice Service; research updates; Scottish improvements to NHS neurological and rare diseases services; ‘It Works for Me’ sessions, plus more. Registration opens at 9.30am and the conference begins at 10.00am until 5.00pm. The brilliant Paul Coia will be hosting the conference too! We have brand new ‘All about Ataxia’ videos to showcase in our seminar on Friday (5 June) afternoon giving information on the progression of the condition for those who are newly diagnosed. It will go ahead if 10 people are interested. Please let us know by 28 Feb if you’re interested by emailing [email protected]. There will be other breakouts so watch this space for more information. Booking Bookings open on 1 Feb 2020. If you cannot open online, please call the office on 020 7582 1444 and ask for Shana or James who will take your booking. Booking closes 25 May; if you need to book a ticket after the closing date, there will be a £10 admin fee per person per ticket. Tickets All About Ataxia (if enough people are interested) Rate (including lunch) up to 25 May Rate (including lunch) after 25 May Delegates with ataxia £25 £36 £46 Delegates without ataxia £25 £39 £49 Please note: If you book tickets online or over the phone with a member of staff, you should receive an email confirmation from us that your booking has been successful. If you don’t receive confirmation two weeks after you made your booking, please call the office to check that your booking has been successful. Bursaries We have limited bursaries which cover half of delegates’ fees and travel costs for those on means-tested benefits. Applications must be in by 1 May and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. (Half of accommodation costs can also be met through a bursary, if accommodation is required to be able to attend). Only one claim for a bursary can be made per year for conferences. Accommodation Ataxia UK has negotiated rates of £99 for a single room and £109 for a double/twin room including VAT and breakfast. Secure yours by calling the hotel on 0131 535 9988 and quote ‘Ataxia UK’. There are two fully-accessible wet rooms at the hotel, held for our delegates. There are also a number of cheaper alternatives nearby. Parking is complimentary, with lots of space. If you have any queries, please call the office on 020 7582 1444. We look forward to seeing you there!