Northern Connections MS Annual Meeting 2022 – Friday, 10th June 2022

We are in the process of  finalising the programme for our 2022 meeting and we continue to update it as the programme evolves. Across our events, we continue to draw an impressive line-up of speakers from a range of important centres across the UK and Europe.


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


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: Dr Gavin McDonnell


9.15am - 9.20am

Welcome & Meeting Aspirations

Dr Martin Duddy


9.20am - 09.55am

Autologous haematopoetic stem cell transplantation for MS: who and when?

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: Dr Stewart Webb


11.00am - 11.45pm

Sharing experience: group clinics in Birmingham




11.45pm - 12.30pm

Research Update – 3 x 10 minute presentations

Owen James & TBC



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

Associate Professor 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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