Programme 2019

Northern Connections MS Meeting – 14 June 2019

Across our events, we continue to draw an impressive line-up of speakers from a range of important centres across the UK and Europe.

Pre-event Welcome Dinner – 7pm, Thursday 13 June 2019, Principal Edinburgh George St

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7:00pm – 7:30pm

The Editor's Bar, The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen

Welcome Drinks Reception

Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel

Join us in the Editors Bar for welcome drinks and networking ahead of the welcome dinner.
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7:30pm – 10:00pm

The Library

Welcome Dinner

Principal Edinburgh George Street Hotel

Join us in the beautiful Library suite for a welcome dinner ahead of the main meeting the following day.

Optional Breakfast Session – 8am, Friday 14 June 2019, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

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8:00am – 9:00am

The Cullen Suite

Breakfast Session – Complex Patient Cases

Stella Hughes, Victoria Royal Infirmary, Belfast

A review of complex patient cases for research and clinical staff only.

Main Meeting – 9am, Friday 14 June 2019, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

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8:30am – 9.15am

The New Library

Arrival & Breakfast

Enter through main reception and Breakfast in The New Library

Join us for breakfast in the iconic New Library for networking ahead of the meeting

Morning Session 1- Innovation in Research: Chaired by Prof. Anna Williams

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9.15am - 9.20am

The Great Hall

Welcome – Meeting Aspirations

Prof. Siddharthan Chandran, University of Edinburgh

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9.20am - 10.00am

The Great Hall

Stem Cells and regeneration in MS 

Prof. Lou Brundin, Karolinska, Sweden

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10.00am - 10.40am

The Great Hall

Multi-modal evaluation of MS brain pathology in vivo

Profesor Laura Airas, Turku University Hospital, Finland

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10.40am - 11.20am

The Great Hall

Developing ultrasensitive biomarkers for neuroinflammatory disease

Dr David Hunt, University of Edinburgh

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11.20am - 11.40am

The New Library

Coffee Break

Morning Session 2- Collaborations in MS Care: Chaired by Prof. Siddharthan Chandran

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11.40am - 12.20pm

The Great Hall

The Danish Registry – 60 Years’ Experience 

Dr Melinda Magyari, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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12.20pm - 13.00pm

The Great Hall

Lowering our risk of MS

Dr Ruth Dobson, Queen Mary University of London

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13.00pm - 13.40pm

The New Library

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session 1- Innovations in Service and Care: Chaired by Dr Jonathan O’Riordan

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13.40pm - 14.15pm

The Great Hall

Highly specialised services for children with demyelinating disorders

Dr Rachel Kneen,  Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

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14.15pm - 15.00pm

The Great Hall

Debate: Technology in Practice

Debate motion: ‘In five years’ time EDSS will have been replaced by wearable devices’

Prof Jeremy Hobart (FOR) vs
Dr Niall MacDougall (AGAINST)

Prof. Jeremy Hobart, University of Plymouth versus Dr Niall MacDougall, Hairmyres Hospital

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15.00pm - 15.15pm

The New Library

Coffee Break

Afternoon Session 2 – Innovations in Service and Care: Dr Martin Duddy

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15.15pm - 15.45pm

The Great Hall

Overcoming service challenges Practical Q&A

Dr Martin Duddy, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

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15.45pm - 16.25pm

The Great Hall

Pregnancy in MS

Dr Katy Murray, NHS Forth Valley & Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic

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16.25pm - 16.30pm

The Great Hall

Closing Remarks

 

“The Northern Connections MS Meeting provides a unique networking opportunity for MS Specialists throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England. I found the Case Study Section to be of particular benefit – a great opportunity to discuss real world cases with our peers.”

Dr Orla Gray, Consultant Neurologist

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