Motor Neurone Disease Annual Conference


1 day conference
07 Jun, 2019
9.30am-4.30pm (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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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.

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If you have any questions about this or any of our other courses, please contact the Education team who will be happy to help

020 8768 4656

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