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Menzies is hosting a free public lecture on current areas of interest and development in multiple sclerosis (MS). Professor Bruce Taylor, Clinical Research Fellow at Menzies, will host the lecture. Topics include:
- ‘Maintaining Cognition – the key to quality of life in MS’. This topic will be delivered by visiting keynote speaker Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott from the University of Newcastle (NSW). Professor Lechner-Scott is recognised throughout the MS community nationally and internationally as a pre-eminent expert in MS. Her research topics include medical genetics, neuroscience and psychology. She has specific interest in MS symptoms such as cognition and memory, fatigue, bladder and bowel function, pregnancy and sexual function. More information about Professor Lechner-Scott can be found at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/jeannette-lechnerscott
- Understanding MS MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Dr Suzi Claflin, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Menzies, will present the hypothesis around the development of the Understanding MS MOOC. She will give an overview of some of the work undertaken so far in the development on a this free on-line course that is due to be launched in April 2019. The MOOC project has been undertaken in collaboration and partnership with Multiple Sclerosis Limited.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available before the lecture.
Where: University of Tasmania Medical Science Precinct,
Corner of Campbell and Liverpool streets,