MS Trust Annual Conference, 03 05 November 2013
Chesford Grange, Kenilworth
Register now to attend the flagship event for nurses and allied health professionals working with people with MS.
We promise a conference that will provide:
- A mix of plenary and seminar sessions covering the latest research and clinical practice
- Skills development
- Exhibition area showcasing products and companies working in MS
- Information Zone MS services from independent and voluntary sector organisations
- Technology Zone - technologies supporting mobility, communication and environmental needs
- Networking opportunities with colleagues from across the UK
- Research and Development showcase posters covering a range of issues relating to MS
The conference will be of particular interest to:
- Specialist MS nurses
- Allied health professionals working in MS
- Social workers supporting people with MS
- Care home and nursing home staff with a special interest in MS
- Primary care team supporting people with MS
- Junior neurologists
Full funding is available for UK MS specialist nurses. For those not eligible for funding, the cost to attend this residential conference is £575 + VAT. This all inclusive package covers:
- access to all academic sessions
- admission to the exhibition area, information zone and technology zone
- two nights accommodation (3 - 4 November) will be booked on your behalf at either Chesford Grange or Stratford Manor by MS Trust (Education) Ltd. Both hotels offer plenty of free parking. A free shuttle service to and from the conference site will be provided.
- all meals including the conference dinner
The MS Trust administers professional development bursaries of up to 75% for health professionals who are working in a clinical role with people with MS. You don't have to be a specialist to be eligible
For further information email or telephone:
Conference enquiry line: 01462 476314 or
Conference email: email@example.com
The international progressive MS research collaborative
Professor Alan Thompson, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
Update on latest disease modifying drug therapies for relapsing remitting MS
Dr David Rog, Consultant Neurologist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
Latest developments in the management of secondary progressive MS
Dr Jeremy Chataway, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
NHS reforms challenges and opportunities for MS care
Karen Middleton CBE, Chief Health Professions Officer, Department of Health
A personal account of living with MS
Alexandra Cowan, Expert Patient, Sex and Disability Adviser
Plus a range of seminars including:
- Smoking and MS
- Transition to secondary progressive MS
- Practical tips for managing ataxia
- Therapy tips for nurses
- Psychology of medication adherence
- Self management
- Cognition and MS
- Exercise, fatigue and MS
- Acceptance commitment therapies
- Occupational science
View the MS Trust Conference 2013 programme (.doc) (please note this programme may be subject to change)
Chesford Grange lies between Kenilworth and Warwick, with easy access for delegates wishing to travel by car, rail or air.
Postcode CV8 2LD
The closest train stations are Warwick Parkway (6 miles) and Leamington Spa (4 miles).
From the South
Leave the M40 motorway at junction 15. Follow the A46 to Coventry, look for the slip road signposted Kenilworth and Leamington Spa - A452, at the roundabout take the right exit signposted Leamington Spa. Continue approximately 400 yards and pick up the signs to the hotel.
From the North
Follow the M69 from junction 21 of the M1 towards Coventry, follow signs for the A45/A46. Once on the A45 take the first junction off and join the A46 towards Warwick. Take the slip road signposted A452, at the roundabout take the first exit signposted Leamington Spa and pick up the signs to the hotel.
Coventry Airport - 8 miles
Birmingham International Airport - 13 miles
A call for posters
Research and Development Showcase
Sunday 3 - Tuesday 5 November 2013, Chesford Grange, Kenilworth
Have you or your team:
- undertaken a research or audit project?
- undertaken some service development?
- launched a project?
- gathered evidence about your practice or service?
- worked in partnership with other teams or services?
The R&D Showcase is a chance to celebrate your work. No project is too small and posters do not have to be professionally produced. We welcome all well-presented work which highlights ways in which you have generated evidence or improved services for the benefit of people with MS.
A prize will be awarded and the winner will be invited to present their poster during the conference closing session.
Posters will be on display throughout the conference. There is time in the programme for poster authors to respond to informal questions from delegates about their project.
All poster applications must be received by 30 September 2013. You will be notified soon after this date if your poster application has been successful. You are required to register to attend the conference if your poster is accepted.
We recognise that developing and submitting posters can be daunting. Some top tips, guidelines and poster examples are available to help you with your poster submissions within our Research and development resource.