MS Trust's annual meeting goes international!News
The MS Trust's annual conference is always a must for any healthcare professionals with an interest in multiple sclerosis (MS) and this year, they are opening it up to international delegates.
The conference, set to run from 28th February through to 2nd March, will utilise a bespoke online platform, enabling virtual attendance from anywhere in the world. All of the sessions, from plenaries to workshops, will be available on-demand allowing delegates to 'attend' at a time that best suits them, whilst all conference sessions and posters will be accessible for three months after the event, for re-watching, or returning to missed sessions.
Where the time-difference is less of a barrier, attendance in real-time will offer an opportunity to network via the virtual cafe with speakers and attendees alike, or to visit the exhibition hall and talk with sponsors and peers at the various exhibitions.
With expert speakers 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, the broad range of topics promise to be enlightening, inspiring and relevant for any professional within the MS global community.
Topics to be covered at this year’s meeting include:
- Managing cognition in MS
- How to set-up and run a MS multidisciplinary team meeting
- The psychosocial impact of living with MS
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- When and how to use standing frame in people with MS
- Looking after yourself as a MS HCP
- Paediatric MS and how to transition patients to adult services
- Managing MS relapses
- Social & economic factors in MS
- Managing respiratory function in MS
- Managing spasticity and spasticity medications
- The future of MS services post COVID
- Palliative care and MS
- DMDs made simple
- Fatigue management
- Mindfulness in MS
- Stem cell therapies
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