On Thursday, May 8th and Friday, May 9th, 2014, our Charitable Programs Director, Taryn, manned the first ever AnsweringTTP Foundation booth at the North York General Emergency Medicine UpdateConference.
Why this conference? The Answering TTPFoundation was turned onto this conference as the “go to” conference for Emergency Room doctors, nurses and personnel in the Canada and other parts of the Globe. Since Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is considered a true medical emergency and many patients of TTP end up in the emergency room during a TTP episode, we felt it was important to raise awareness of TTP within this group. We also saw it as a great opportunity to raise awareness and help promote the NEW TTP Patient OrderSets, which we have been piloting across Canada over the last year.
On both days, we had the chance to meet a lot of Emergency Room doctors and nurses, most were from Canada but other came from the US and as far away as Saudi Arabia. Each doctor, nurse or hospital staff that came to our booth was given a copy of the TTP patient order set #1 and a TTP info card.