Thursday September 22 2016 01:18 PM
This year’s MS Ireland National Conference will be held in Cork city, but if you can’t make it you can still join us and learn loads
This year the MS Ireland National Conference is entitled 'Brain Health and its Relationship to MS' and it takes place at Cork’s International Hotel in the Cork International Airport Business Park on this coming Saturday, 24th September.
You can still register for one of the few remaining spaces.
If, however, you’d like to be a part of the action and travelling to the event isn’t on the cards, we have some great news for you this year.
The event will include Professor Gavin Giovannoni - Professor of Neurology at the Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma, Blizard Institute Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry – speaking on the topic 'MS Healthy Brain and Time Matters'; Dr. Brian Sweeney - Consultant Neurologist, University College Hospital Cork – addressing 'Current and Emerging Treatment' and Professor Sabina Brennan - Institute of Neuroscience Trinity College Dublin – talking 'Strategies for Cognitive Reserve'.
These wonderful presentations will be streamed LIVE to this link on the day of the event. (Dr Giovannoni at 10:00am, Dr Sweeney at 10:45am, Senior Physiotherpist Trish O Sullivan at 11.45am, Specialist Occupational Therapist Emer Duffy at 2pm and Dr Brennan at 3pm). So you can watch the event live from wherever you happen to be on Saturday.
Also – and we’re very excited about this as well – my blogmates and I will be reporting live from the event via Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #MSLiving all day long.
There will be several workshops ranging in topic from 'Minding Relationships & Promoting Good Communication' and 'Exercise & its Relationship with Brain Health' to 'Tech & Non Tech Ways to Train your Brain' and 'Strategies for Cognitive Reserve'.
We will be posting tweets and Facebook status updates #MSLiving, so all you have to do is plug in that filter to your social media page and follow along. Use the hashtag yourself to ask questions and get answers from our panelists.
We’re expecting a vibrant discussion and our blog team is already limbering up fingers and thumbs to keep you updated on the goings on at Saturday’s Conference. We hope you’ll join us!
Remember, link to the streaming videos at 10:00am, 10:45am, 11.45am, 2pm and 3pm and follow the hashtag #MSLiving all day to see what’s going on and to ask questions. This is the first time MS Ireland have been able to bring the National Conference to you if you can’t make it. We hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity.
'See' you at the conference… even if you can’t make it in person.
Wishing you and your family the best of health.