Programme

  Northern Connections MS Annual Meeting

 

See our programme below for 2024.

 

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Schedule and timings

We aim to have a diverse programme, led by a range of clinical and academic speakers and mixed with plenty of opportunities to network with colleagues. 

Optional Breakfast Session – 8am, Friday 7th June 2024, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

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8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast Session – Complex Patient Cases

Dr. Stella Hughes, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Main Meeting – 9am, Friday 7th June 2024, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

 

Morning Session 1- Chair: Dr Martin Duddy

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9.30am - 9.40am

Welcome & Meeting Aspirations

 

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9.40am - 10.10am

MS neuroimaging; from inflammation to neurodegeneration

Professor Adam Waldman, University of Edinburgh

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10.10am - 10.40am

Pathological correlates of disease progression in MS

Professor Tanja Kuhlmann, University Hospital Münster, Germany & McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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10.40am - 11.10am

Coffee & networking

Morning Session 2 – Chair: Prof David Hunt

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11.10am - 11.40am

3 x Short Research Presentations

Kellie Horan

Eleonora Scalia

Kate McGuigan & Dr Kate Petheram

 

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11.40am - 11.55am

What might fluid biomarkers tell us about a person’s MS?

Dr Sarah-Jane Martin, University of Glasgow

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11.55am - 12.25pm

Transforming MS care with Artificial Intelligence: Prospects and challenges

Dr Arman Eshaghi, University College London

 

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12.30pm - 13.20pm

Lunch

Afternoon Session 1 – Chair: Dr Kate Petheram

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13.20pm - 13.50pm

Demyelinating optic neuritis and its mimics

Dr Will Innes, Gutblick Eye Clinics, Switzerland & Newcastle University

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13.50pm - 14.20pm

Neuropalliative Care in MS

Dr Emma Husbands, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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14.20pm - 14.50pm

Coffee & networking

Afternoon Session 2 – Chair: Dr Stella Hughes

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14.50pm - 15.10pm

Psychological management of anxiety and depression in MS: Top Tips for Clinicians

Dr David Gillespie, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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15.10pm - 15.30pm

Living better with neurological conditions: reflections on a Compassion Focused Therapy based online group intervention

Dr Nick Keith-Barnett, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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15.30pm - 15.40pm

Panel Discussion

Dr David Gillespie & Dr. Nick Keith-Barnett, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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15.40pm - 16.25pm

Debate: PIFU is the optimal way to manage patient caseload

Dr Joe Guadagno, Royal Victoria Infirmary vs. Dr Tarunya Arun, Warwick University

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16.25pm - 16.30pm

Closing Remarks

 

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