Some of you feel they are no more than talking shops, but conversations at conferences sometimes do produce results, for example a new trial – AttackMS is such a product. The next domestic highlight in any UK MSologists’ diary is the MS Society’s MS Frontiers meeting hosted on the Bay Campus of Seaside University Swansea, on 6th and 7th of July. I provided some details back in March, so please have a look bearing in mind abstract submission is well and truly over; indeed, the final programme is available now:Frontiers-Schedule-2022
One late platform presentation has only just been accepted, so do keep a look out for updates, particularly to Session 3 “remyelination & neuroprotection”!
The programme has been developed with input by the MS Society’s Research network, and under the leadership of a fabulous committee including Don Mahad (Edinburgh University), Yvonne Dombrowksi (Queens University Belfast), Sarah Alexander (University College London), Owen Pearson (Swansea University), Stuart Nixon (MS Society Research Strategy Committee representative), and Ruth Dobson & myself (Queen Mary University of London) as co-chairs… So, if you have any views on the programme – here is your chance to voice them and, if you wish, attack not only the messenger but quite possibly a perpetrator!
The event is well-subscribed with >150 people attending. However, there are a few places left, so if you are a researcher, medic or allied healthcare professional with an interest in MS and not subscribed yet, do sign up now to avoid disappointment.
MS Frontiers takes place every two years, and I trust in the not so distant future a new committee will be in deep thoughts about topics, speakers, format, location, etc. They might wish to take inspiration from the #ScienceFlashMob taking place today & tomorrow at another seaside town – Tel Aviv. Taking the conversation aspect to the next level (up or down?), there is no space in this for power-point presentations or even screens. All inquiries to the organisers, link included below:
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