Get ready for the MS Trust's annual conferenceNews
The MS Trust are preparing for their annual conference, set to run from 28th February through to 2nd March. Having had to postpone the event from 2020, they now have a bespoke online platform, and will be offering keynotes, plenary sessions and workshops whilst posters, exhibitions, and networking will all be facilitated virtually.
The conference is aimed at any and all healthcare professionals working in the multiple sclerosis (MS) field, and will feature a wide range of topics presented by a brilliant selection of speakers.
Presentations and panel discussions will feature experts in their field, such as professors of neurology Gavin Giovannoni and Alasdair Coles, specialists in physiotherapy and rehabilitation like Prof Jenny Freeman and Dr Wendy Hendrie, and expert patients sharing their lived experience of MS.
Conference speakers will unwrap new and holistic therapies like the use of mindfulness and ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) in MS, and highlight how to manage cognitive impairment through a multidisciplinary approach. Practical sessions on managing spasticity and respiratory issues sit alongside reflections on COVID-19's impact on the future of MS.
In person attendees will have a chance to network in the online cafe or through the exhibitors halls, and the virtual nature of the conference brings the benefits of international attendance and post-conference catch-ups, with content remaining available to delegates for three months.
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