Welcome to the May edition of RISA News. It contains lots of great information, feedback from our conference and notice of our June AGM. It also contains, as always, personal stories, book reviews and recipes.

Have you thought about becoming a RISA volunteer? We recently had more exposure to healthcare professionals and are starting to get a lot more referrals – new parents who need a bit of support – usually by way of email or feedback on our forums. If you’re interested in being a RISA volunteer, membership is free and the collegial community of RISA volunteers is worth being part of, just for its own sake. Why not have a look at some of the positions available at RISA at our June AGM? All of them are filled by volunteers – mums doing what they can from home while managing their sometimes difficult refluxers, jobs and family lives. We’re an understanding bunch who just do what we can to help other parents and help raise awareness of how difficult and serious this condition can be.

Please email us or go here to check out how to volunteer and take a squiz at our training manuals or have a look at the RISA volunteer positions here to see if anything interests you.

This issue contains:

We’ve been able to recently include the comprehensive list of contributors to Reflux Reality on our website. The book is authored by Glenda Blanch in association with RISA but there are 25 other expert contributors – some who’ve authored relevant sections. Many having reviewed multiple sections relevant to their areas of expertise.

If you’d like to contribute to our newsletter or provide us with feedback, please email info@reflux.org.au.

Happy reading,

Joanne Matthews
Newsletter Editor and RISA President