The popular ‘Living with MS’ event will open its doors at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 17 November.
From 10am-4pm, guests can enjoy a range of talks and activities, including a session on cognition and memory by consultant clinical neuropsychologist, Anita Rose, and a chair yoga class designed for people with mobility issues, run by expert, Caroline Prichard.
MS affects more than 100,000 people in the UK, so whether you’re going through diagnosis or a friend has the condition, ‘Living with MS’ brings the MS community together.
Run by the MS Society, this will be the ﬁfth ‘Living with MS’ event this year, with others already having taken place in Newcastle, Newport, Epsom and Dumfries. All are free and fully-accessible.
Guests will also hear from the MS Society’s Head of Research, Susan Kohlhaas, who will give two talks: ‘Advances in MS Research’ and ‘Stem Cells for MS’.
What to expect
The event promises to draw on the success of Epsom’s ‘Living with MS’ day in July, which received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from attendees. “The best session was on pain, which really helped me understand some of my MS symptoms and gave me a great insight into how to deal with them – very good indeed,” said one guest. Another enthused: “The Living with MS day was such a wonderful surprise! I met some lovely people, made contact with a host of new friends and learnt some interesting things about MS that I didn’t know before.”
Pilates teacher, Beth Svarovska – who hosted a class at ‘Living with MS’ in Epsom said: “It was a lovely opportunity to connect with many people on various MS-related projects, which helps to inspire us all and enrich our work with people with MS.”
For those that can’t attend this November’s event, they’ll be able to live stream selected talks via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter thanks to the event’s Digital Community Partner, CityFibre; the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale ﬁbre network infrastructure. Look out for more details and updates on the MS Society’s social media channels.
To register your interest in ‘Living with MS’ in Coventry, or for more information visit: https://mssocietycoventry.eventbrite.co.uk