MS Awareness Week - MSWA Members’ Forum 2017

30 May 2017

Bringing people living with MS and experts face to face

Hear updates on new treatments and MSWA sponsored research, the NDIS in WA and learn more about the benefits of exercise and MS.

Friday, 2 June 2017
Time: 9.30am sharp - 12.30pm
Venue: The Rise, upstairs function suite, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands
Cost: Free to all Members and their family/carer. Morning tea provided
RSVP: by Friday, 26 May to Shelley Woodward on 9365 4849 or MSWA (INC)

MSWA Members’ Forum 2017 Programme
2 June 2017, The Rise

9:30am Welcome & Introduction
Marcus Stafford, Chief Executive Officer

9:40am New treatments & Progressive MS research updates
Professor Bill Carroll, Consultant Neurologist, SCGH & Perron Institute for Neurological & Translational &
MS Clinic

10:20am Enhancing cognitive function in adults with MS
Michelle Byrnes, Associate Professor, Clinical Psych Research Unit & Perron Institute Research Unit
MSWA Funded Project Research

10:50am Morning Tea

11:10am Exploring dietary factors & the risk of MS, including patterns of food intake, specific foods & nutrients
Dr Lucinda Black, Research Fellow, School of Public Health, Curtin University
MSWA Funded Post Doc Research Fellowship

11:40am The NDIS in WA - an update
Marion Hailes-MacDonald, Executive Director, Sector Engagement & Development, Disability Services

12:00pm Physiotherapy - Positive benefits of exercise for people with MS

12:20pm Close & Thank You
Sue Shapland, General Manager - Member Services