Motor Neurone Disease Annual Conference – How far can and should we go?


1 day conference
9.30am-4.15pm (registration from 8.45am)
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Tower Lecture Theatre, 30th Floor, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London. SE1 9RT
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Talks will address this year’s theme, how far can and should we go, focusing on topics such as unapproved medicines, withdrawal of NIV and Tracheostomy care. As well as some presentations on practical management of symptoms such as pain and secretions.

  • What will I learn?

    This conference will cover the following topics:

    • Trials and Tribulations in MND
    • Tracheostomy in MND
    • Withdrawing from NIV
    • Involving Patients with MND
    • Managing Secretions
    • Managing Pain.
  • Who is it for?

    The conference is aimed at:

    • dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists
    • clinical nurse specialists, community and district nurses and qualified care home staff
    • doctors
    • social workers, counsellors, psychologists and chaplains/spiritual care providers
    • palliative care practitioners
    • other professionals involved in the care of people with MND.
  • Conference speakers

    Emily Ballard, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Progressive Neuromuscular Disease, Lane Fox Respiratory Unit, St. Thomas’ Hospital
    Professor Christina Faull, Consultant in Palliative Medicine & Research Lead, LOROS, Leicester
    Dr Esther Hobson, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neurosciences, University of Sheffield
    Dr Cathy Ellis, Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital
    Dr Jemeen Sreedharan, Consultant Neurologist, Kings College London
    Dr Louise Exton, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s Hospice

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