Northern Connections MS Annual Meeting 


See our programme below for 2024.  We are currently finalising our 2024 programme and we will keep this updated in the coming months.



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


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: TBD


9.15am - 9.20am

Welcome & Meeting Aspirations



9.20am - 10.00am

Talk 1: Neuroimaging – Paramagnetic rims and brain atrophy

Professor Adam Waldman, University of Edinburgh


10.00am - 10.40am

Talk 2: Current evidence on smouldering MS

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


10.40am - 11.00am

Coffee & networking

Morning Session 2 – Chair: TBD


11.00am - 11.45pm

3 x Short Research Presentations




11.45pm - 12.30pm

Talk 4: Transforming MS care with Artifical Intelligence: Prospects and challenges

Dr Arman Eshaghi, University College London



12.30pm - 13.15pm


Afternoon Session 1 – Chair: TBD


13.15pm - 14.00pm

Talk 5: Optic Neuritis – Pathways

Dr Will Innes, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland


14.00pm - 14.45pm

Talk 6: Assessing capacity/power of attorney/palliative care/end of life planning – clinical

Dr Emma Husbands, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


14.45pm - 15.00pm

Coffee & networking

Afternoon Session 2 – Chair: TBD


15.00pm - 15.20pm

Talk 7: Mental Health in MS

Dr David Gillespie, University of Edinburgh


15.20pm - 15.40pm

Talk 8: Anxiety/Depression Management– Top Tips to Help Clinicians



15.40pm - 16.25pm

Debate: MS Service Design PIFU – Annual Review is the Optimal Way to Manage Patient Caseload

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

Chair: TBC


16.25pm - 16.30pm

Closing Remarks


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Past Programmes

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