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Motor Neurone Disease: The Annual Conference

EVENT OVERVIEW

1 day conference
01 Jul, 2021
Rescheduled for July 2021, exact date TBC
9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 8.45am)
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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Rescheduled for July 2021

About the event

Due to concerns about the Coronavirus and in light of guidance received from the World Health Organisation and the UK Government, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this event – find out more

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

    Chairs

    Dr Cathy Ellis, Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital MND Care and Research Centre
    Dr Louise Exton, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Christopher’s Hospice

    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’

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

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

    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.

  • Programme

    08:45 Arrive, registration and refreshments
    09:30 Welcome and introduction

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

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

    09:40 Clinical trials update

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

    10:10 The gut microbiome in MND

    Dr Nikhil Sharma, Consultant Neurologist, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology/National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

    10.50 Refreshment break
    11:15 Psychological aspects of caregiver resilience and burden

    Dr Tom Burke, Clinical Psychologist, Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin

    11.55 Exercise after diagnosis: a review of the evidence and guidance

    Emily Jay, Team Lead Physiotherapist for Neurology, King’s College Hospital.

    12.30 Lunch
    13:20 Social prescribing in MND

    Suzanne Simpson, MND Psychological Wellbeing and Social Support Advisor, Walton Centre, Liverpool

    14:00 The ethical and legal challenges towards the end of life.

    Dr Rachel Burman, Consultant in Palliative Care, King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust

    Dr Sam Lund, Medical Director, Royal Trinity Hospice

    Hazel Polat, Senior Healthcare Solicitor, King’s College Hospital

    15.00 Refreshment break
    15:20 Google’s Project Euphonia: focusing on helping people with dysarthria to keep talking – and be understood  

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

    15:50 Staff wellbeing

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

    16:30 Closing remarks and Evaluation

     

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