Recap: Conference 2016

Brain Health and its Relationship to MS

THANK YOU to everyone for attending our conference in Cork on Saturday, 24th September or followed us online throughout the day. In addition to providing lots of information about aspects of MS we also held our AGM, elected a new board and announced our national award winners.

Highlights of the day:

Professor Gavin Giovannoni: MS Healthy Brain and Time Matters

Dr. Brian Sweeney: Current and Emerging Treatments

Dr. Sabina Brennan: Strategies for Cognitive  Reserve


Emer Duffy: Tech & Non Tech Ways to Train your Brain

Trish O Sullivan: Exercise and its Relationship with Brain Health - presentation to follow

Elaine King: Minding Relationships and Promoting Good Communication -presentation to follow

Harriet Doig & Claire DolanEmployment Matters in MS - presentation to follow

National Annual Awards

The highlight of the day was the presentation of the three national awards. These awards are given to those who demonstrate courage, dedication and great care for those around them. We were delighted to present the 2016 awards.

MS Person of the Year: Joan Jordan
Carer of the Year: Curtis Harding
Joint Volunteers of the Year: Kass Bielskis & MS & Me Blog Team

Annual General Meeting

Review of 2015

The chair of the finance committee gave an update on the financial status of MS Ireland. The Chief Executive gave an overview of the activities of MS last year. She encouraged us to celebrate the combined work of the organisation and reflect on the real difference we make to people with MS and their families. 

Get in touch

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