Bowel Disease Research Foundation hosted a reception evening at The Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England last night.

Ten of the organisation’s current projects were on display with researchers presenting their work and speaking to the guests throughout the evening.

BDRF Trustee Professor Robert Arnott led insightful tours for enthralled guests.

The Hunterian Museum houses one of the oldest collections of anatomical, pathological and zoological specimens in the UK and is based on the items assembled by John Hunter, surgeon and anatomist (1728-1793). The collection comprises more than 3,500 anatomical and pathological preparations, fossils, paintings and drawings.

Guest speakers included Professor John Northover who gave a potted history of his involvement as a Trustee in the organisation and why he thinks that the research that BDRF funds is so important and relevant.

Blogging superstar Louise Hunt also gave a speech and commented on what it was like to take part in a patient and public involvement day looking at ways to improve treatment pathways for Crohn’s disease patients.

The evening finished off with a zealous speech by BDRF Chief Executive who encouraged all participants to do one thing this year to support BDRF in their work and who also commented;

We would like to thank all our guests for attending and showing their support for the excellent research that we fund. We look forward to working further with everyone who attended in helping to ensure that the best possible outcomes are achieved by improving patient care”

For more information on how you, your company or your local group can support BDRF this year then please do contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss potential opportunities further.

We would also like to express our huge appreciation to Salts Healthcare for supporting this evening.