Programme

  Northern Connections MS Annual Meeting

We are in the process of  preparing the programme for our next meeting in June 2023. Further details on the format for the event will be provided in early 2023. You can see below our programme for 2022 to give you a flavour of what you can expect at future meetings.  Across our events, we continue to draw an impressive line-up of speakers from a range of important centres across the UK and Europe.

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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 10 June 2022, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

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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

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9.15am - 9.20am

Welcome & Meeting Aspirations

Dr Martin Duddy

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9.20am - 09.55am

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

Professor Richard Nicholas

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09.55am - 10.30am

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

Professor John Snowden

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10.30am - 10.45am

Panel Discussion

Professor John Snowden

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10.45am - 11.00am

Coffee

Morning Session 2 – Chair: Stewart Webb

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11.00am - 11.45pm

Sharing experience: group clinics in Birmingham

Sam Colhoun

 

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11.45pm - 12.30pm

Research Update – 4 x 10 minute presentations

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

 

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12.30pm - 13.15pm

Lunch

Afternoon Session 1 – Chair: Dr Martin Duddy

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13.15pm - 14.00pm

The role of T cells in CNS remyelination

Professor Denise Fitzgerald

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14.00pm - 14.40pm

Emerging Insights into B cell Contributions and Targeting in MS

Professor Amit Bar-Or

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14.40pm - 15.00pm

Coffee Break

Afternoon Session 2 – Chair: Dr Kate Petheram

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15.00pm - 15.45pm

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

Dr Tim Spelman

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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

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16.25pm - 16.30pm

Closing Remarks

 

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Past Programmes

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