Menzies public lecture University of Tasmania Hobart

“Maintaining cognition - the key to quality of life in multiple sclerosis”

6 December 2018

5.00 – 6.15 pm

“Maintaining cognition - the key to quality of life in multiple sclerosis” is the topic of a free public lecture to be hosted by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and featuring pre-eminent MS researcher Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott.

Professor Lechner-Scott, from the University of Newcastle (NSW), is recognised internationally as a neurologist and clinical researcher. 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.

Professor Lechner-Scott opened a multidisciplinary MS clinic at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle in 2006 and has accumulated a patient base of more than 800 people.  She has developed universally accepted training programs for MS health professionals and has been principle investigator in 18 international clinical trials. She established and leads the MS research team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute.  

Dr Suzi Claflin, a postdoctoral research fellow at Menzies, will also speak at the public lecture. Dr Claflin will give an overview of work undertaken so far on the Understanding MS MOOC (Massive Open On-line Course), ahead of its launch in April 2019.   The MOOC is being developed by Menzies in partnership with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and Multiple Sclerosis Limited.

Professor Bruce Taylor, Clinical Research Fellow at Menzies, will host the lecture and time will be allocated for audience questions. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available before the lecture.

Event details:

When: 5pm-6.15pm, Thursday 6 December 2018
Where: University of Tasmania Medical Science Precinct, 17 Liverpool Street, Hobart 
To register: go to 

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