TSA Big Day 2018 - Saturday 10 November

The TSA Big Day 2018 will take place on Saturday 10 November at Sheffield Hallam University, S1 4RF, between 10am and 5pm.

Please click HERE if you would like to book your place and, if you have children, places for them in the creche / siblings group.

The day will have a full agenda of presentations and workshops and opportunities to meet with the TS community. And this time around, inspired by the TS Alliance’s world conference, the event will be divided into two tracks – Children and Young People, and Adults – to make it easier for you to navigate.

Our keynote presentation will be on epilepsy, given by Consultant Paediatric Neurologist Dr Sam Amin, and experts from charity partners will run workshops on sleep and challenging behaviours. The day will also include the TSA Annual General Meeting, an update on the TSA's work from our Chair and Chief Executive, and a round-up on the research the TSA is driving from our Head of Research Strategy Dr Chris Kingswood. Once again, you will have the opportunity to book one-to-one sessions with clinicians and researchers. Information on how to book these sessions will be provided at a later date.

Siblings group
We will be running morning and afternoon sessions for siblings of children with TSC at this year’s TSA Big Day – these will give children a chance to meet others who have a brother or sister with TSC, take part in a range of activities and have some fun together! Places are limited, so booking is essential!

Crèche for children with TSC
We will be providing our experienced, qualified and fun-packed creche again this year. Children with TSC from 0-16 will be looked after with 1-1 support. Due to this we have to limit places to just 20 so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The TSA's Big Day will be held at: Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, S1 1WB (if you're using a satnav please use S1 4RF). There is a multi-storey car park within a 5 minute walk of the city campus: APCOA: Eyre Street, S1 4QW.
Parking chips from APCOA need to be scanned at reception in order to claim the discount. PLEASE NOTE: you must take your parking chips to be scanned at reception no later than 2PM on the day. If your chip is not scanned, the discount will not be applied and you will pay the full price for parking. More information on APCOA parking can be found at: https://www.apcoa.co.uk/parking/sheffield/the-moor/
If you're a blue badge holder, you can arrange parking at either campus by contacting Bethan at bethan.vaughan@tuberous-sclerosis.org.
Sheffield train station is a 5 minute walk to the university. Visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ for travel times and fares. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For any queries, please contact Bethan at bethan.vaughan@tuberous-sclerosis.org.

What's the refund policy?
30 days.

How do I book crèche or sibs group for my child?
If your child requires use of crèche or siblings group, please tick the appropriate box when prompted on the registration form and then email bethan.vaughan@tuberous-sclerosis.org to request a separate crèche / sibs registration form. When you receive your form, please complete and return to bethan.vaughan@tuberous-sclerosis.org. Please answer all questions on the form in detail to ensure that we can provide the best care possible for your child. Once your form has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email. 
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not request and return a completed crèche / sibs form we cannot guarantee your child a place in crèche or sibs group.
You will be charged a deposit of £15.00 for use of crèche/sibs group. This deposit is fully refundable providing sufficient notice of cancellation is given. This deposit does not guarantee your child a place in crèche/sibs group.

Whom do I inform about any special dietary requirements? 
Please detail any special dietary requirements when prompted on the registration form.