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Dr Brierley Announced as Fifth Conference Speaker

Neurology charity Headway Suffolk is delighted to announce that Dr Charlotte Brierley will be the fifth keynote speaker at its fourth Neuro Conference on Wednesday 17 October 2018 at Kesgrave Conference Centre, Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave.

Dr Brierley is a consultant neurologist at West Suffolk Hospital on busy general neurology clinics, and she runs the Neuromuscular Service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where she is also the Neurology Teaching Director for clinical students.

Prior to this, Dr Brierley spent three years at the Brain Repair Centre in Cambridge, where she gained a PhD in research on treatment strategies for multiple sclerosis. She then spent five years as a neurology consultant at Ipswich Hospital and Addenbrooke’s.

Dr Brierley achieved her primary medical qualification in 1989 at Newnham College, Cambridge, and did her junior doctor medical training in East Anglia and then at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford.

Dr Brierley is the fifth speaker confirmed for the conference, joining world-renowned health expert Professor Robert Winston; Dr Hilda Hayo, Chief Admiral Nurse and CEO of Dementia UK; Dr Sajid Alam, a consultant in stroke medicine at Ipswich Hospital; and Dr Jane Hawking, an author, teacher and former carer.

Headway Suffolk has attracted huge interest in its first three conferences, with author Dr Jane Hawking talking about her life as a family carer in 2017; famed scientist Prof Stephen Hawking making a rare public appearance to discuss his life with motor neurone disease in 2016; and local brain injury survivor Andrew Renton taking his first public steps in 21 years in 2015.

This year’s event promises to be another highlight in Suffolk’s calendar, with five eminent keynote speakers addressing guests on brain injury, stroke, neurology, carers and dementia.

Tickets, which are priced at £40 (plus booking fee), are now selling fast and those interested in attending are advised to book as soon as possible to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

They can be purchased from Eventbrite at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/headway-suffolk-neuro-conference-2018-tickets-40194431627.

Specially-discounted tickets for persons registered as disabled, priced at just £10, are available directly from Headway Suffolk by contacting them on 01474 712225 or email: helenfairweather@headwaysuffolk.org.uk.