RLS-UK AGM 2017


Our 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, 2nd September at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL, about a ten-minute walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.

Directions: https://www.ncvo.org.uk/about-us/venue-hire/find-us

We have taken your feedback from previous meetings and want to make the day more interesting and useful for you, so we are introducing workshops in the morning which we hope you can attend.

We plan to host three workshops (which will be repeated) and invite you to indicate which two of the three you would like to attend.

Guest speakers and workshop facilitators for the 2017 RLS-UK AGM:

Professor Adrian Williams, Clinical director and consultant sleep and respiratory physician at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Adrian Williams, Clinical director and consultant sleep and respiratory physician at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

Joke Jaarsma, past-president of the European Alliance for RLS (EARLS) and Board member of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)

Joke Jaarsma, past-president of the European Alliance for RLS (EARLS) and Board member of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)

Elaine Lyons, a Clinical Pharmacist (Sleep Medicine/ Respiratory) at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trus

Elaine Lyons, a Clinical Pharmacist (Sleep Medicine/ Respiratory) at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trus

Associate Professor Dr Giorgos Sakkas, Faculty of Sport, Health & Wellbeing at Marjon University, Plymouth

Associate Professor Dr Giorgos Sakkas, Faculty of Sport, Health & Wellbeing at Marjon University, Plymouth

Dr Kirstie Anderson, a consultant neurologist who runs the Regional Neurology Sleep Service at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle

Dr Kirstie Anderson, a consultant neurologist who runs the Regional Neurology Sleep Service at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle

Dr Julian Spinks, GP, Writer and Vice Chairman of Kent Local Medical Committee and medical advisor to RLS-UK

Dr Julian Spinks, GP, Writer and Vice Chairman of Kent Local Medical Committee and medical advisor to RLS-UK


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Registration for Morning Session

09:15-09:45   Registration for Annual Reports and Workshops (Room 1)
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

09:45-10:15   Chairman’s Report and Treasurer’s Report (Room 1)

Workshops

10:30-11:00 

  • Room 1: Exercise as a means of reducing RLS symptom severity (Dr Giorgos Sakkas)
  • Room 2: How to work with your GP to manage your RLS (Dr Julian Spinks)
  • Room 3: Lifestyle factors and episodic occurrences of RLS (Dr Kirstie Anderson)

11:00-11:15  Break and relocation to next workshop

11:15-11:45 

  • Room 1: Exercise as a means of reducing RLS symptom severity (Dr Giorgos Sakkas)
  • Room 2: How to work with your GP to manage your RLS (Dr Julian Spinks)
  • Room 3: Lifestyle factors and episodic occurrences of RLS (Dr Kirstie Anderson)

Lunch & Registration for Afternoon Session

12:00-13:00  Registration for afternoon session and lunch. Please note that lunch will be provided. Food from outside of the venue is not   permitted and we could be charged for any breaches.

Afternoon Session

13:00-13:10  Welcome and Introduction   Daragh Bogan

13:10-13:30   Value of Treatment for Brain DisordersJoke Jaarsma

13:30-14:00  Side effects of RLS medicationsProf. Adrian Williams & Elaine Lyons

14:00-14:20   Lifestyle factors that could influence RLSDr Kirstie Anderson

14:20   Coffee break

14:50-15:10   Findings from RLS and Pregnancy SurveyDr. Giorgos Sakkas

15:10-15:30  Influencing health commissionersDr. Julian Spinks

15:30-16:30   Group discussion / Q&A’sAll

16:30  Close

RSVP FORM


If you wish to attend the RLS-UK AGM on Saturday, 2rd September, 2017, please fill and submit the form below. For health and Safety reasons, registration to this event is required for admittance. 

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Please select one option from each session below which you would like to attend
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