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Big Response To First MS Convention

September 29, 2003
Multiple Sclerosis Society

More than 1,300 people have already registered for the first UK convention and exhibition for people affected by multiple sclerosis at the ICC in Birmingham on Friday and Saturday 24 and 25 October.

The largest and most comprehensive event of its kind ever staged in this country will give them the opportunity to meet MS researchers face to face. Said MS Society chief executive, Mike O'Donovan, "We're particularly hoping to see many younger and more recently diagnosed people and health professionals at this very different kind of MS event."

The convention is being staged by the Multiple Sclerosis Society as part of its 50th anniversary 'Striking Back at MS' programme. There will be two full day conference programmes, divided into a range of topic sessions on research and living with MS, which can be booked individually. Visitors will also be able to seek advice from specialists in services ranging from mobility and insurance to yoga and holidays.

The MS Society is organising the convention in collaboration with the Association of British Neurologists, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the MS Specialist Nurse Association. Admission is free by registration. More information and a registration form are on or call 020 8438 0822.

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