Exciting Developments and Awards
It’s been a while since my last blog post but that certainly doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy with all things RAiISE! It has been an incredibly exciting few months as I have been promoting and sharing the project as we become closer to finishing the first draft of our information pack.
It was great to represent Lupus UK at the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society in Italy at the end of last year. I was given the opportunity to speak about RAiISE to members of the European Network for Children with Arthritis which mainly included parents of young people who had arthritis as well as some medical professionals from all over Europe. The response to RAiISE was incredibly positive and it became evident that a lack awareness of invisible illnesses, especially in schools, was something that was common across the continent. This makes me hope that in the near future we will be able to expand RAiISE and work together with the friends we made at the conference to share it internationally.