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Annual Conference speakers line up

Neurology charity Headway Suffolk will host its eighth annual Conference in less than three weeks on Wednesday 17 May at Kesgrave Conference Centre.

Headway Suffolk’s flagship event has proved popular over the years with health professionals and the public alike, with past speakers including Prof Stephen Hawking and Chris Tarrant.

This year promises to be another not to be missed with a full day of keynote speakers giving a range of presentations around the theme living positively with a disability.

Keynote Speakers Line-Up:

Baroness Murphy of Aldgate is Vice-President at the Alzheimer’s Society and will give a presentation on the challenges of dementia care and what can be done by government and other organisations.

She trained as a psychiatrist and became the Foundation Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of London and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Dr Tom Adams is Neuro Rehab Lead at Sleep Unlimited, the largest company of sleep experts in the UK, and he will give a presentation on how to get a good night’s sleep.

He is a clinical psychologist with particular interests in neuropsychology (the study of interaction between brain and behaviour) and working with people with cognitive impairments.

Dr Charlotte Brierley is a neurologist who runs the neuromuscular clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and a consultant neurologist at West Suffolk Hospital.

Dr Brierley also spent three years at the Brain Repair Centre in Cambridge, where she gained her PhD in research on treatment strategies for multiple sclerosis. She returns to the conference to give a presentation on ‘what is a headache?’

Amanda Cousins is Operation Lead at the Norfolk and Waveney Acquired Brain Injury Network and a freelance consultant in neurological rehabilitation, community therapy and recovery support models.

An Occupational Therapist by clinical background, Amanda has over 35 years of experience within the NHS in operational management, strategic planning and commissioning. She will present on brain injury rehabilitation both regionally and nationally.

Dr Muhibbur Chowdhury has been a stroke consultant at Ipswich Hospital for over ten years, working out of Shotley Ward, where hyper-acute and acute stroke services are provided.

Dr Chowdhury returns to the conference and will present on vision after a stroke.

Delegates will also hear from: Roger Blake (RNLD), Learning Disability and Autism Specialist Nurse; DM Orthotics, world-leading provider of medical rehabilitation products;, Susan Smith, family carer; and Helen Fairweather, CEO of Headway Suffolk.

Headway Suffolk would like to thank Eliisons Solicitors, Hodge Jones & Allen and Slater and Gordon for their sponsorship of the Conference.

If you have any queries or wish to order tickets by telephone or email, please contact Helen Fairweather on 01473 712225 or email [email protected].