12 - 14 November
Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel
This year the MS Trust is celebrating its 21st annual conference!
The MS Trust conference is the one time in the UK MS calendar when the MS health professional community comes together to learn, share expertise and focus on improving care for everyone affected by MS. Conference provides an opportunity for MS teams to take time to update their knowledge on the latest developments in MS care and treatment. It is also a great opportunity to network with other health professionals who have a special interest in MS.
This year we are building on the work of MS Forward View and highlighting the importance of delivering holistic care to everyone with MS, with a particular focus on the needs of people with advanced MS. It takes MS specialist nurses, AHPs with expertise in MS and MS neurologists to provide and co-ordinate integrated, holistic care for people living with MS and to achieve this they need to work closely with a variety of health and social care professionals across different specialities and organisations. The conference programme allows time for shared multi-disciplinary learning, helping teams make a difference to people with MS now.
Programme and Learning Outcomes
Expert speakers include:
Dr Barbara Chandler, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Raigmore Hospital Inverness
Dr Martin Duddy, Consultant Neurologist, The Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dr Sohier Elneil, Consultant Urogynaecologist and Uro-neurologist, University College Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
Dr Wendy Hendrie, Specialist Physiotherapist in MS, Norwich MS Therapy Centre
Dr Jo Johnson, Consultant Neuropsychologist, West Sussex
Professor Dawn Langdon, Professor of Neuropsychology, Royal Holloway University of London
Dr Trevor Pickersgill, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Professor Neil Scolding, Burden Professor and Director of the Bristol Institute of Clinical Neurosciences
Dr Eli Silber, Consultant Neurologist, Kings College Hospital, London
Sarah Vibert, Chief Executive, Neurological Alliance
Planned conference sessions include:
- Communicating risk to people with MS
- Driving with a disability
- Drugs on the horizon - new and emerging drugs for progressive MS
- Ethics and palliative care
- Improving the quality of life of people with advanced MS
- Looking after yourself and preventing burnout
- Managing difficult conversations
- Posture and positioning in MS
- The impact of gynaecological problems on sexual dysfunction
- Understanding MS and mental health
What does it cost?
The full conference fee is £600 inclusive of VAT, for a three day programme including two night’s accommodation on Sunday and Monday.
You can book accommodation for Saturday 11 November at an additional cost of £100, inclusive of VAT. Medivents, our conference secretariat, will be happy to book this on your behalf. You are responsible for settling this cost directly with the hotel on departure. Please indicate when making your online booking if you require accommodation on Saturday night.
Help with funding your attendance
To help with funding your attendance, the MS Trust offers generous bursary schemes for MS nurses and allied health professionals who work regularly with people with MS. We also have bursaries for nurses and AHPs working in other settings, like hospices and care homes.
For further information email email@example.com or telephone 01462 476314
Conference offers a research and innovation showcase, celebrating examples of excellence in evidence and practice in MS care. Research, audit and service improvement projects are all eligible for submission as posters. All accepted posters will be displayed throughout conference and there is time in the programme for poster authors to respond to informal questions from delegates about their poster. All posters are entered into a fast-paced and entertaining ‘poster speed-dating’ session; once witnessed, never forgotten.
Poster applications and abstracts must be submitted electronically by Friday 29 September to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact after this date to let you know if your poster has been accepted; you are required to attend conference if your poster has been accepted.
Developing and submitting posters can be daunting, you will find some top tips, guidelines and poster examples to help you with your poster submission within our Research and innovation resource.
Download a copy of the poster application form (Word doc, 332.5 KB)
The MS Trust would like to thank our platinum sponsors for their generosity and support:
Directions to Jurys Inn Hinckley Island
Located just off the M69 motorway between Leicester and Coventry, Jurys Inn Hinckley Island is easy to reach by rail, road or air.
Postcode LE10 3JA
- 2 miles from Hinckley railway station
- Less than one hour from London Euston via Nuneaton station
- Located just off the M69, Junction 1
- Easily accessible from M6 and M1motorways
There is ample complimentary onsite parking
30 minutes from East Midlands Airport
40 minutes from Birmingham International Airport