Bringing together a range of dynamic centres
The Northern UK has a number of dynamic specialist MS centres that can achieve much more together than apart. Northern Connections in MS was established by neurologists from leading neurology centres in Glasgow, Newcastle and Edinburgh to foster connections and collaboration with colleagues from other specialist centres in the Northern part of the UK, and between scientific and clinical specialists, that will encourage and advance learning and share best practice in multiple sclerosis care.
The meeting is for clinicians and academic researchers who have an involvement with MS treatment and research.
“Translating new discoveries so that they really affect clinical care requires close collaboration between scientists, academics and clinicians. Connections and collaborations need to be enhanced, and that is what this meeting is all about”.
Dr James Overell, Neurologist and former Steering committee member
Creating a space for northern UK centres to share best practice
Why it's important?
The Northern United Kingdom has one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the world, and is served by a number of specialist treatment centres whose opportunities to connect and collaborate with each other are limited by the volume and nature of work that they all do. Academic groups in the Northern UK need to collaborate with clinical colleagues to translate their work to the clinical arena and NCMS provides a unique focused opportunity for them to do just that.
The meeting is aimed at health care professionals and academics with an interest in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It focuses on sharing best practice for patient benefit, but also acts as a hub for collaboration on research and health service improvement projects. The meeting provides a unique opportunity for academics and clinicians to connect with colleagues from other specialist centres and to learn about the latest research in MS.
Dr Martin Duddy
Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Dr Stella Hughes
Royal Victoria Hospital,
Prof. Siddharthan Chandran
Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, Edinburgh
Sponsorship and Endorsements
Thank You to Our Partners
Northern Connections MS (NCMS) is dependent on the support of sponsors. To date, we have received a range of sponsorship, unrestricted grants and endorsements from a number of companies and organisations working across the sector for which we are very grateful. If you are interested in supporting the NCMS events or any other medical education events, please contact us.