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Motor Neurone Disease Annual Conference

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1 day conference
07 Jun, 2019
9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 8.45am)
£156
VAT
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Tower Lecture Theatre, 30th Floor, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT
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Untangling the Web

About the event

Hosted by St Christopher’s and King’s MND Care and Research Centre, this popular annual one day conference will focus on topics ranging from clinical trials update, novel therapies, ethics, cognition and advances in communication.

  • What will I learn?

    Topics will include:

    • The MND association – a 40 year perspective
    • Clinical trials update
    • Novel Therapies
    • Pain, cramps and fasciculations
    • Augmentative and alternative communication
    • the ethics of choice and control
    • the impact of apathy on quality of life and carer burden.
  • 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

    • Sally Light, Chief Executive, Motor Neurone Disease Association
    • Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi, Consultant Neurologist, King’s College London
    • Professor Martin Turner, Consultant Neurologist, Oxford MND Centre Co-Director
    • Dr James Bashford, MRC Lady Edith Wolfson Clinical Fellow, King’s College London
    • Mr Richard Cave, MND SLT Project Manager, Motor Neurone Disease Association
    • Ms Lisa Morsley, Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Communication Aid Service East of England
    • Dr Ratko Radakovic, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia
    • Dr Idris Baker, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, ABM University Health Board, Wales.
  • Programme

    9.30 Introduction and welcome

    Dr Cathy Ellis,  Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital

    Dr Louise Exton, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s Hospice

    9.40 Clinical Trials Update

    Professor Ammar Al-Chalabi, Professor of Neurology and Complex Disease Genetics, King’s College London and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital

    10.20 Untangling the web

    Professor Martin Turner, Consultant Neurologist, Oxford MND Centre Co-Director

    11.00 Break
    11.25 Fasciculations, Cramps and Pain

    Dr James Bashford, MRC Lady Edith Wolsfon Clinical Fellow, King’ College London 

    12.05 The Ethics of Choice and Control

    Dr Idris Baker Consultant in Palliative Medicine, ABM University Health Board 

    1.05 Lunch 
    1.50

     

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems and Voice Banking

    Lisa Morsley, Advanced Specialist SLT, Communication Aid Service, East of England

    Charlotte Sax, Clinical Specialist SLT, Assistive Communication Service, Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

    Richard Cave, MND SLT Project Manager, Motor Neurone Disease Association

    2.50 Apathy in MND: Impact on Caregivers and Quality of Life

    Dr Ratko Radakovic, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia

    3.30 Break 
    3.50 Celebrating 40 years of the MNDA

    Sally Light, Chief Executive, Motor Neurone Disease Association 

    4.20 Questions/Discussion
    4.30 Evaluation and Close 
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