Northern Connections MS Annual Meeting

You can see the draft programme below for our next meeting in June 2023. We will continue to update this over the coming weeks, as we confirm the remaining speakers.  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 23 June 2023, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh


8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast Session – Complex Patient Cases

Stella Hughes, Victoria Royal Infirmary, Belfast

Main Meeting – 9am, Friday 23 June 2023, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh


Morning Session 1- Chair: TBC


9.15am - 9.20am

Welcome & Meeting Aspirations



9.20am - 09.55am

Understanding MS Across All Populations

Dr Ruth Dobson


09.55am - 10.30am

EBV Talk 

Professor Daniel Jons, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden


10.30am - 10.40am

Panel Discussion



10.45am - 11.00am


Morning Session 2 – Chair: TBC


11.00am - 11.45pm

Axon Pathology

Professor Julia Edgar



11.45pm - 12.30pm

Research Update – 4 x 10 minute presentations

Research speakers TBC



12.30pm - 13.15pm


Afternoon Session 1 – Chair: TBC


13.15pm - 13.55pm

DMT Sequencing

Dr Will Brown


13.55pm - 14.35pm

Stopping Treatment

Professor Joep Killestein


14.35pm - 14.55pm

Coffee Break

Afternoon Session 2 – Chair: Professor Helen Ford


14.55pm - 15.25pm

Cognition, Employment

Speaker TBC


15.25pm - 15.45pm

Vocational Rehabilitation

Dr Siobhan Leary


15.45pm - 16.25pm

Debate: The time is right to talk to patients about PIRA

Dr Niraj Mistry vs Dr Gemma Maxwell

Chair: Professor Helen Ford


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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