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Motor Neuron Disease: The disease behind the ice bucket

3 Decemberat 19:00
Warwick University Medical School- MTC Theatre

A few months ago everyone was throwing ice cold water over themselves. So what was behind this craze?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/virals/11040688/Ice-bucket-challenge-40-of-the-best-videos-so-far.html

It created awareness and donations for Motor Neuron Disease (aka Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). This condition affects around 5,000 people in the UK. It is a progressive condition that attacks the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord.

On Wednesday 3rd December we have an evening of talks with opportunity for questions from two consultants who have developed a special interest in this condition:

1) Dr Antony Thomas: Consultant neurologist working at UHCW who has a special interest in headache disorders and MND.


2) Dr Asad Ali: Consultant respiratory physician who has in interest in the respiratory complications of MND and the initiation of assisted ventilation in these patients.

Both speakers sit on the regional Motor Neuron Disease multidisciplinary team and are involved in decisions regarding medical treatment and palliative care of the condition.

Hope you can join us on what is sure to be an informative evening on this condition.