Programme 2022

  Northern Connections MS Annual Meeting

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


Optional Breakfast Session – 8am, Friday 10 June 2022, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh


8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast Session – Complex Patient Cases

Stella Hughes, Victoria Royal Infirmary, Belfast

Main Meeting – 9am, Friday 10 June 2022, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh


Morning Session 1- Chair: Professor Siddharthan Chandran


9.15am - 9.20am

Welcome & Meeting Aspirations

Dr Martin Duddy


9.20am - 09.55am

Autologous haematopoetic stem cell transplantation for MS: who and when? – the neurologist’s view

Professor Richard Nicholas


09.55am - 10.30am

Autologous haematopoetic stem cell transplantation for MS: what, how and why? – the haematologist’s view

Professor John Snowden


10.30am - 10.45am

Panel Discussion

Professor John Snowden


10.45am - 11.00am


Morning Session 2 – Chair: Stewart Webb


11.00am - 11.45pm

Sharing experience: group clinics in Birmingham

Sam Colhoun



11.45pm - 12.30pm

Research Update – 4 x 10 minute presentations

Dr. Owen James, Dr. Peter Foley, Dr. Tom MacGillivray & Prof. David Hunt



12.30pm - 13.15pm


Afternoon Session 1 – Chair: Dr Martin Duddy


13.15pm - 14.00pm

The role of T cells in CNS remyelination

Professor Denise Fitzgerald


14.00pm - 14.40pm

Emerging Insights into B cell Contributions and Targeting in MS

Professor Amit Bar-Or


14.40pm - 15.00pm

Coffee Break

Afternoon Session 2 – Chair: Dr Kate Petheram


15.00pm - 15.45pm

Real world evidence and big data from the Nordic MS population registries

Dr Tim Spelman


15.45pm - 16.25pm

Debate – All future phase 3 trials in multiple sclerosis should have a patient related outcome measure as a primary outcome

Prof Helen Ford vs Prof Jonathan O’Riordan

Chair: Dr Kate Petheram


16.25pm - 16.30pm

Closing Remarks



Past Programmes

Have a look at the programmes from other meetings to get a feel for some of our other speakers and topics.

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