Annual General Meeting & Conference

The charity’s Annual General Meeting and Conference is an ideal chance for Members to share their experiences and exchange tips and suggestions on how to get the best from the programme.  Many Members look forward to the opportunity to meet each other, the Trustees and the staff and enjoy the AGM and Conference.

After the formalities of the AGM there is a two course lunch and an interesting afternoon programme to look forward to.

Annual General Meeting – 2018

This year our event will take place on the 21st June at the King’s Fund. More details to follow.

Annual General Meeting – 2017

Last year our AGM and Conference was held on Thursday 15 June, at the King’s Fund in London. The day’s events included the Annual General Meeting in the morning, a subsidised buffet lunch which costs £10 for Members and £15 for Guests, and we held our Conference in the afternoon. Talks were presented by Medical Advisor Dr Wendy Holden, on ‘Looking after your bones’; Director of Therapies Matthew Rogers on ‘Breathe Easy: using breathing techniques for pain management’; Guest Speaker Don Redding, Director of Policy for National Voices, on ‘Self-Management: what it is and how should it be supported’; and an Exercise Session by Matthew Rogers and Registered Dietitian Martin Lau.


Annual General Meeting – 2016

Last year, our AGM and Conference was held on Thursday 23 June, at the King’s Fund in London. We provided a subsidised buffet lunch which costs £10 for members and £15 for non-members.

Annual General Meeting – 2015

The 2015 AGM and Conference was held on Thursday 18 June at the Kings Fund in London. It was a significant day for Arthritis Action as it was used to unveil our new logo and share our plans for the future.

Highlights of the event also included a keynote speech by Liam O’Toole, the Chief Executive of Arthritis Research, and a presentation by Alpa Virdi of Spotlight Market Research of the results of our research study into the views and needs of people with arthritis undertaken in 2014, which Arthritis Action has been using to inform the development of its programme.

Feedback about the day included:

“Excellently organised and very useful information made available to us”

“Very enjoyable day”

“It was good to meet other people with arthritis – everyone was very friendly”