A one-day conference organised by the Isle of Man branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society has taken place at the Palace Hotel in Douglas.
The event, ‘Together to Beat MS’, provided up to date information about the life-changing neurological condition and was part of the National Society’s 60th anniversary. Featured speakers included John Litchfield, vice-chairman of the MS Society UK, and Dr Wojciech Pietkiewicz, consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre in Liverpool.
There was also a presentation from David Downie MBE, the operations manager at the Hyperbaric Medical Unit, giving expert advice on how his unit can help alleviate many of the symptoms of MS.
The chairman of the Isle of Man MS Society, Derek Patience, said: ‘It is five years since this branch hosted a conference like this, and those who attended were able to learn so much about the condition from experts who rarely, if ever, visit the Isle of Man.
‘This 60th anniversary event was an update, as a great deal has changed in the MS world since 2008,’ he added.
l For more information on the Isle of Man MS branch visit www.mssociety.org.uk/near-me/branches/isle-man-branch