UP-to-date developments in treatments and research to benefit people with multiple sclerosis (MS) will be presented at an information evening, hosted by a consultant from Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The event, to be held at Orsett Hall, will feature talks from professors and a senior doctor from London universities, and a question and answer session.
MS is a condition of the nervous system which affects around 100,000 people in Britain. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20-40, but it can affect younger and older people too. Roughly three times as many women have MS as men.
Patients, relatives and carers who are affected by the disease are invited to the information evening on Monday 30 September, 6-8.30pm, at Orsett Hall, Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS. Light refreshments will be served from 5pm.
Dr Marianne Kasti, Consultant Neurologist at Basildon University Hospital, said: “We planned the information evening to give people the opportunity to learn more about the latest treatments and research from some of the most eminent experts in the field.
“Everyone with an interest in MS is welcome to attend; you don’t have to be a patient at Basildon or Orsett hospitals.”
The guest speakers are Professor Kenneth Smith and Dr Jeremy Chataway, both from the Institute of Neurology, University College London, and Professors Julian Gold and Gavin Giovannoni, both from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary.
To book a place, please email Elaine.firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01268 593362 or text 07786 334451. It is not essential to book but it will help to plan seating and refreshments.