About

Background

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. 

Purpose

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.  

Why connect?

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. 

Team

Steering Committee

Dr Martin Duddy

Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Dr Stella Hughes

Royal Victoria Hospital,
Belfast

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.

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Register to attend in 2024

The Northern Connections MS annual meeting is for healthcare professionals only.

Registration is free and simple.

Secure your place today and join us at this unique event.