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Addison's Ireland

Addison's Ireland is the Irish branch of the Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group (ADSHG) with approximately 104 members from around the country both north and south. It organises regular meetings in Dublin and around the country and works to raise awareness of Addison's in Ireland.

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  1. Membership of Addison's Ireland is open to anyone in Northern or Southern Ireland with Addison's or other forms of adrenal insufficiency that result in steroid dependence. Family members, friends or anyone with an interest in adrenal medicine are also welcome. You can join as an e-member receiving your material electronically through the website or as a postal member.

  2. The publication 'Caring for the Irish patient with Addison's: information for GPs', has been developed with information about the healthcare system specific for people with Addison's in Ireland.

  3. The Addison’s Ireland Clinical Panel (AICP) is a group of endocrinologists working in Ireland with an interest in adrenal medicine. They advise the Addison’s Ireland group on medical matters.

  4. The Addison's Ireland online forum is a confidential member-only forum which allows members to communicate with each other, share information and experiences, and get answers to questions relating to Addison’s disease. This is a sub-section of the main ADSHG forum.

  5. The Addison's Ireland committee comprises a number of Irish members, all with Addison’s. All work is on a voluntary basis. Addison’s Ireland was founded by Aoife Hughes in 2009 and the Group is currently led by co-ordinator Rachel Bracken.

  6. Meetings for Addison's Ireland members are held each year, usually in autumn. We try to rotate the meeting to a new location each year, so that everyone may have the opprtunity to travel a shorter distance to attend some years. Meetings are announced in the ADSHG members' newsletter and on the members' meeting calendar and in the online forum. Some ADSHG members from Northern Ireland have attended meetings in the past and are always most welcome.


About us

The Addison’s Disease Self-Help Group is the support group for people with Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency and their families in the UK and Ireland.The group was formed in 1984 and is a UK registered charity no. 1179825.

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