The MS Trust's conference: ready to go

26 Feb 2021

We're all set for the MS Trust's conference kicking off this Sunday 28th February. With such a packed programme, it's a good job the conference is virtual; the sessions you miss will be available to revisit on demand via the conference platform after the conference proper.

Some of our brilliant MS Academy Faculty are heading up various sessions, with Academy founder Sue Thomas presenting how data can be used practically to improve service integration on Sunday afternoon, MS specialist nurse Ruth Stross chairing Monday's seminar session on acceptance and commitment therapy in coping with MS, and Dr Helen Ford sharing how social and economic factors impact MS.

Our Academic Director, Professor Gavin Giovannoni will be part of the panel discussion on Monday afternoon addressing the question 'What is the future of MS services post COVID-19?' He will be highlighting some of the findings from our brand new report: 'NHS Reset and Reform: A new direction for health and care in multiple sclerosis' (link available from 14.30, 1st March) which we are launching at Monday's 14.30 session.

If you are unable to attend this year, however, you won't miss out on it. You can get a copy of our clear and actionable report, which brings together the expert views of multiple stakeholders across the MS community, or listen to the views of some of its contributors via our series of videos, on our website.

We are attending the conference, and as well as heading to some of the fantastic sessions, will have a stand where you can get a copy of 'NHS Reset and Reform' and chat to some of our lovely team about our courses or the Raising the Bar for MS initiative. We hope you will come by to say hello.

There are a few sessions that we're especially looking forward to attending, and we will be bringing you highlights from across the three days, so keep an eye on our newsfeed for the latest.

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MS Academy was established five years ago and in that time has accomplished a huge amount. The six different levels of specialist MS training are dedicated to case-based learning and practical application of cutting edge research. Home to national programme Raising the Bar and the fantastic workstream content it is producing, this is an exciting Academy to belong to.