International Paget's Awareness Day - 11th January
Specially produced for Paget's Awareness Day, this exciting Research documentary below explores what medieval bones and teeth can tell us about Paget's disease.
Could ancient skeletons change the history of disease?
Focusing on the multi-disciplinary Paget’s research at Norton Priory in Runcorn, Cheshire, which has already attracted international interest, this new research documentary details exciting research into medieval skeletons. Could this change the way conditions, including Paget’s disease, can be traced through history and therefore open opportunities to change the way we research diseases in the future?
If you are interested in looking at the original research paper it can be assessed at the PNAS website
Don't have time to watch the full documentary? - You can watch a trailer below.
How You Can Make a Difference…
We want to create a day of activity around the world dedicated to raising awareness of Paget’s disease. We hope you can help.
Tell someone about Paget's disease
Inform someone about Paget's disease and if you can, join us on our social media pages to like and share our posts for Paget's Day!
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Wear blue or blue and green, the colours of the Paget's Association. take a photo and share it with us on social media, email them to us or just send one in the post! We will be printing some in our Paget's magazine.
Send your photos to email@example.com or post to Paget's Association, Suite 5, Moorfield House, Moorside Rd, Swinton, Manchester, M27 0EW
Bringing Paget’s Back into the Spotlight
We have been looking back at our history as an Association, and how things have evolved from our roots, in the home of founder Ann Stansfield, in Manchester in 1973. Ann’s determination to raise awareness of Paget’s disease, at a time when little was widely known about the condition is what helped to bring Paget’s disease into the public eye, leading to people being diagnosed and treated for the condition. Ann’s kindness and dedication offered support to people with the condition and is the foundation of our Association. We aim to continue Ann’s hard work in spreading awareness of Paget’s disease and helping to bring relief to those affected by the condition in the future. We want Paget’s Awareness Day to educate professionals, and the public about Paget’s, and how it can affect those with the condition. We also want those who are concerned about Paget’s disease to know that they are not alone, and that support is available. We would encourage our members to be a part of this special Paget’s Day and request your help to make a difference.
Paget’s Awareness Display Packs have been requested by many of you and taken to health and community centres to raise awareness of Paget's disease. Where did you put yours? Let us know!
Perhaps you put a poster up in your local area?
Posters are still available here: Paget's Awareness Day 2020 A4 Poster
Paget's Day 2019
We would like to thank everyone who got involved in the very first International Paget's Awareness Day on the 11th January 2019. The main event was a live broadcast (webinar) held at the James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth on the 11th January 2019. YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDING OF THE WEBINAR below. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the clinical Guideline for the ‘Diagnosis and Management of Paget’s Disease of Bone in Adults’. A retired surgeon from the James Paget NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Hugh Sturzaker MBE, spoke eloquently about the life of Sir James Paget, who was the first to describe several conditions, including Paget’s Disease of Bone. The patient’s perspective was provided by Trustee, Keith Simpson, who shared his personal experience of Paget’s disease. Watch the event below.
ADD THE 11TH JANUARY, TO YOUR CALENDAR EVERY YEAR!
We would like everyone to get involved. Help make every International Paget’s Awareness Day a success. Put the 11th January on your calendar and do something, however large or small it may be, to help us raise awareness of Paget’s disease on this special day! Scroll down for photos!
Here is a glimpse of Sir Henry Paget recorded for the first-ever Paget's Awareness Day in 2019