Day 1: Monday, 8 July 2019

Lifelong brain health as a target for MS service provision

Prof Gavin Giovannoni, Professor of Neurology, Barts and The London School of Medicine

Access to MS services: Can we improve on the current hub and spoke model?

Sue Thomas (CEO Commissioning Excellence, Wilmington Healthcare) and Martin Fischer (Director, Fischer Associates Ltd) 

From ideas to action: How do we get the change we are looking for?

Jerry Clough (Programme Director, OPTUM)

Collaborative practice: working differently with patients and people in communities

Alyson McGregor (National Director, Altogether Better)

Dinner speech

Caroline Wyatt (Broadcaster and MS Patient)


Day 2: Tuesday, 9 July 2019

The need for leadership to effect change

Prof Gabriele De Luca (Consultant Neurologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and Barbara Hoese (President, Pentecore Coaching, LLC)

Workstream B: Patients as partners

Rob Sloan (Service Designer, Shift.ms)

Workstream C: Audit

Prof Jeremy Hobart (Professor of Clinical Neurology and Health Measurement, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry), Sue Thomas (CEO Commissioning Excellence, Wilmington Healthcare) and Rachel Morrison (MS Specialist Nurse, NHS Western Isles)

Workstream D: Social determinants of health

Dr Helen Ford (Consultant Neurologist, Leeds) and Prof Gavin Giovannoni (Professor of Neurology, Barts and The London)

Workstream E: Wellness and lifestyle

Dr Agne Straukiene (Consultant Neurologist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust)

Chair presentations and discussions

Poster presentations: Sharing best practice