Daisy Day – The Low-down.
You’ve probably seen us talking about Daisy Day across our website and social media platforms. If you haven’t been before, you might be curious as to what it’s all about.
Here we will give you a quick explanation of how the day works, and hopefully you will decide to come and join us on June 8th!
What is it?
We like to think that Daisy day is more than just a conference. We want you to come away from the day feeling empowered and more knowledgeable about POI, which can often help you to understand your diagnosis.
We have a variety of speakers throughout the day that have been specially selected by us, to cover discussions about all aspects of POI. Many ladies come to the day to find out more about the condition they have been diagnosed with, as often the support and information they need isn’t given by their GPs. One great thing about the day is that a lot of ladies come with their partner, family or friends. We love to encourage this as often those around you want to support you as much as possible, but need a better understanding.
One part of the day that is a firm favourite, is our Q&A sessions. Our POI experts stand on stage and are open to all your questions. If you have a medical question that you can’t find the answer to, or just want a bit of advice or to share your story, this part of the day is amazing to get all those thoughts off your chest. Our guests often find that other ladies ask questions that they didn’t realise they needed the answer too! And dont worry, if you cant think of a question during our Q&A session, our speakers are happy to have a chat during the breaks.
However, in our opinion, the most important thing about Daisy Day is the community. POI can be a lonely diagnosis and it can often feel like no-one else fully understands, that is until you are in a room with 100 other women, who have all gone through the same diagnosis. We have regulars who attend every year, we have those who are newly diagnosed, and even women travelling from different countries. So many people have made lifelong friends from the day, and we love it during refreshment breaks when we see our attendees all talking, supporting each other and sharing stories. That’s what Daisy Day is all about.
Here are some of this years confirmed speakers (Full lineup to be announced soon):
Karen Hobbs kicking off the day with her hilarious gynaecologist comedy.
Talks from key experts in the field of POI
Dr Nick Panay
Dr Hannah Short on being a menopause specialist who went through a POI diagnosis herself.
Kelly De Silva from DoveCote on living positively childless after her POI diagnosis.
Catherine O’Keeffe of nutrition and wellness during POI
Research into POI with Bianca
And breakout sessions with our professionals on fertility, HRT and psychological impact of POI.
What past attendees have said
‘It is a really special day and I really encourage anyone who has been diagnosed to go along if you can’
‘Loved it last year!!! Felt so amazing to finally be around others who understood! everyone should go! xx’
The important information
Sound appealing? We would love you to join us!
Saturday June 8th
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital London
Food and refreshments provided throughout the day