Motor Neurone Disease: The Annual Conference


1 day conference
03 Jul, 2020
9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 8.45am)
Early bird: £99 before 3 May 2020
Normal price: £132 from 3 May 2020
All prices include VAT
Windsor Walk Lecture Theatre, Fetal Medicine Research Institute, King’s College Hospital, 16-20 Windsor Walk, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8BB

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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 the multidisciplinary management of motor neurone disease. Topics will include a clinical trials update, novel areas of research, symptom management and the impact on carers.

  • Conference speakers

    Dr Tom Burke, Clinical Psychologist, Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin
    ‘Psychological aspects of caregiver resilience and burden’

    Dr Sean Cross, Managing Director, Maudsley Learning, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, King’s College Hospital, London
    ‘Staff wellbeing’

    Dr Nikhil Sharma, Consultant Neurologist, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology/National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
    ‘The gut microbiome in MND’

    Suzanne Simpson, Senior Occupational Therapist & MND Wellbeing and social support advisor, The Walton Centre, Liverpool
    ‘Social Prescribing in MND’

    Emily Jay, Team Lead Physiotherapist for Neurology, King’s College Hospital
    ‘Exercise after diagnosis: a review of the evidence and guidance’

    More speakers to be confirmed

  • 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.

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