Programme

  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.

 

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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: TBD

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9.15am - 9.20am

Welcome & Meeting Aspirations

 

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9.20am - 10.00am

Talk 1: Neuroimaging – Paramagnetic rims and brain atrophy

Professor Adam Waldman, University of Edinburgh

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10.00am - 10.40am

Talk 2: Current evidence on smouldering MS

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

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10.40am - 11.00am

Coffee & networking

Morning Session 2 – Chair: TBD

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11.00am - 11.45pm

3 x Short Research Presentations

TBD

 

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11.45pm - 12.30pm

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

Dr Arman Eshaghi, University College London

 

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12.30pm - 13.15pm

Lunch

Afternoon Session 1 – Chair: TBD

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13.15pm - 14.00pm

Talk 5: Optic Neuritis – Pathways

Dr Will Innes, University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

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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

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14.45pm - 15.00pm

Coffee & networking

Afternoon Session 2 – Chair: TBD

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15.00pm - 15.20pm

Talk 7: Mental Health in MS

Dr David Gillespie, University of Edinburgh

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15.20pm - 15.40pm

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

 TBD

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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

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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.