UKIO DELEGATES ENTHUSIASTICALLY BACK CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS UK #MADEFORLIFE CHARITY ETHOS

Donations to Support Dogs charity boosted at Liverpool event

Canon Medical Systems UK has announced a boost to its chosen charity ‘Support Dogs’, part of its #madeforlife CSR commitments, following donations from the radiology community at UKIO 2019.

In addition to the latest medical imaging innovations, knowledge building seminars and peer-to-peer networking at UKIO, Support Dogs, the national charity that provides life changing assistance dogs to families, was in attendance on the Canon Medical Systems UK stand. ‘Dave, and ‘Ruby, two black Labradors supporting their owners with disabilities, met with delegates to discuss their daily roles.

Mark Hitchman, Managing Director of Canon Medical Systems UK states, “Nearly £800 was raised for Support Dogs at UKIO by contributions to donation tins, encouraged by receiving a free support dog toy giveaway, on the Canon Medical Systems UK exhibition stand. This is fantastic and we thank the UKIO community for embracing the charity so enthusiastically. Meeting our clinical community and industry peers at UKIO is always one of the highlights of the calendar year, but to have also helped a worthy assistive healthcare cause at the same time is an added boost.”

“Thank you to all involved at UKIO 2019. Support Dogs greatly enjoyed being part of the event and meeting so many people to spread the word about how we help families challenged by disabilities, autism and epilepsy. The amount raised from event delegates is gratefully received and will help upkeep a Support Dog family partnership for about four months in terms of subsistence and maintenance of their assistance dog,” states Danny Anderson, Fundraising Manager at Support Dogs.

Support Dogs was chosen as a UK charity by Canon Medical Systems earlier this year as part of a wider #madeforlife CSR initiative. The charity trains specialist assistance dogs to provide safety and independence for children and adults affected by a range of medical conditions. For example, they train assistance dogs to provide warnings up to 50 minute in advance of epileptic seizures; autism assistance dogs to help children with the condition to stay safe and reduce anxiety; and disability support dogs to provide day-to-day help for those with conditions including Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Cerebral Palsy.

The United Kingdom Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) was held in Liverpool, 10-12 June 2019. The annual event draws over 2,000 attendees and consists of multidisciplinary scientific congress and technical exhibition aimed at all people involved in the field of radiological science and radiation oncology. Canon Medical Systems UK launched its new Alphenix range of interventional imaging systems and showcased CT, MRI and ultrasound equipment, a range of service options and a relocatable CT unit.

Photo caption: In addition to the latest medical imaging innovations, knowledge building seminars and peer-to-peer networking at UKIO 2019, Support Dogs, the national charity that provides life changing assistance dogs to families, was in attendance on the Canon Medical Systems UK stand.