SIRS and SGCNS patient event

18 April 2013

An event is being held for patients and their families who took part in the Steroids and Immunity through to Rehabilitation Study (SIRS) and the Surgeon General’s Casualty Nutrition Study (SGCNS), so researchers can share early results and discuss details of the trial.

The event will bring together the military and civilian trauma patients who were part of the two studies, which looked at the way in which two key systems, the immuno-inflammatory and endocrine, respond to severe trauma, as well as the role of nutrition.

The study was run over three years and involved 74 military patients and 50 civilians, and has led to a follow-up study called SIReNS, which looks at similar injury responses in patients with head injuries.

As well as patients, the event will involve clinical staff who treated the patients at various stages after their initial injury, including staff from the Emergency Department, Critical Care and wards.

The event will take place at the Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre in Edgbaston.

Registration for this event has now closed.