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Date(s) - 13/06/2019
5:45 pm


Crowne Plaza Liverpool City Centre
2 St Nicholas Pl · Princes Dock
L3 1QW

Chair: Dr Anu Jacob, Consultant Neurologist, The Walton Centre

Progressive MS is it a different disease?

The primary objective of this roadshow is to address whether MS in one, two or three diseases and whether or not lessons can be learnt from other inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, in particular, NMO spectrum disorder. Why does MS cause progressive disability and NMO not? Or have we missed progressive NMO? Another issue that has to be addressed is as we move into the era of DMTs for progressive MS is the implications this will have for MS services. Will the NHS be able to cope, if and when, DMTs become available for progressive MS?

Who is this MS Roadshow for?

Regional neuroscience centres in the North West. This meeting is limited to 15 places.

Draft programme:

(Version 25/03/19)

  • 17:45 – Registration & introduction
  • 18:00 – Do patients with NMO Spectrum disorder develop progressive disease?
    Dr Saif Huda
  • 18:20 – When does secondary progressive MS start and who should we treat ?
    Dr Klaus Schmierer, Consultant Neurologist, The Royal London Hospital of Barts Health NHS Trust
  • 18:40 – What are  the Service implications for expanding DMTs into progressive MS and will MS services cope?
    Prof Carolyn Young, Consultant Neurologist, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • 19:00 – A challenging case study in progressive MS
  • 19:45 – Networking dinner (hot buffet)
  • 20:30 – Close

What does the meeting cost?

Meeting materials and an evening meal will be provided.

The cost of car parking to attend the meeting will be reimbursed upon receipt of a valid parking ticket. Delegates travelling via train will be reimbursed the car parking fee equivalent towards their fare, upon receipt of a valid train ticket.



If you have any queries, please contact Jamie McGregor at jamiemcgregor@neurologyacademy.org.

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This Roadshow has been sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd. The sponsor has had no control over the educational content of this activity.