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Moray MS Community - Health and Wellbeing Conference

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Moray College UHI

Moray Street

Elgin

IV30 1JJ

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There are hundreds of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Moray, a neurological condition affecting the brain and spinal cord. Moray unfortunately is an area with a much higher prevalence than the national average and there are few people in Moray who do not have a relative, friend, or know of someone, with the condition.

The Moray MS Community are hosting a conference at the Moray College UHI on Friday 27th September focussing on managing mental health and wellbeing and highlighting cognitive issues linked with MS.

The conference will have several keynote speakers from across Scotland, along with information hubs and stalls for local support groups, as well as being a social event to meet others with MS, and some of the professionals involved in the conference. Attendance is free of charge and refreshments/lunch will be provided.

Agenda:

10.00 - Registration

10.20-10.30 - Welcome Richard Lochhead, Moray MSP

10.30-11.20 - Cognition and MS Current Research Developments, Dr. Peter Connick, Senior Research Fellow in Regenerative Neurology and Ms Dawn Lyle, MS Senior Research Nurse A. R. Rowling Research Centre, Edinburgh

11.20-11.40 - Refreshments and Information Hubs

11.40-12.30 - Mental Health and MS Positively Managing Wellbeing, Dr Fiona Summers Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

12.30-13.15 - Lunch and Information Hubs

Question forms for the afternoon panel to be handed in.

13.15-14.00 - Support for Maintaining Mental and Physical Wellbeing in Moray, Sean Coady NHS, Head of Service, Health and Social Care, Moray

14.00-14.45 - Panel – Questions from the day

14.45-15.00 - Plenary and Thanks

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