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Everything You Want to Know About Health Research - 29 April 2014

A Free workshop for members of the public. Using real life examples including epilepsy, we will look at how health research is done and how patients & families benefit from research

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Everything You Want to Know About Health Research


No Mind Left Behind Conference - 29th - 30 March 2011

An international conference on early onset neurodevelopment disorders took place on 29th and 30th March 2011 at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

Focusing on the concept of the "Social Brain; the science and the reality," Christopher Gillberg, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Gothenburg, Institute of Child Health, London and University of Glasgow, Sweden and UK, together with Sophie Dow of Scottish charity Mindroom hosted their second conference in Glasgow.

More than 50 of the world's leading experts within the field of social communication and learning difficulties, spoke to over 2000 delegates at the two day event. 

The Muir Maxwell Trust was represented at this most prestigious event by one of the Trust's founders, Ann Maxwell who spoke under the heading "Epilepsy Plus." The title is based on a medical term used by psychologists referring to patients with difficult to control epilepsy and learning difficulties. Ann told of her personal struggle with son Muir (age 13), his epilepsy and how, despite his severe learning difficulties she has helped him to learn and to live.

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Professional and Family Dravet Syndrome Conference -

Saturday 6th November 2010.

One of the Trust's founders, Ann Maxwell, spoke at the IDEA League UK inaugural "Professional and Family Dravet Syndrome Conference" on Saturday 6th November 2010.

The conference was held at  The Effingham Park Hotel, West Park Road, Copthorne, West Sussex. RH10 3EU and was extremely well attended.

The conference was aimed at families affected by Dravet Syndrome and also professionals including neurologists, consultants, dieticians and nurses.

Ann supported Dr Sameer Zuberi from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow who updated delegates on the progress of the DNA Service which specialises in complex children epilepsies, including dravet syndrome and is funded by the Muir Maxwell Trust. 

Paediatric Epilepsy Conference - 26th February 2009

The Muir Maxwell Trust was delighted to be involved with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in the Paediatric Epilepsy Conference, which took place on Thursday 26th February 2009, which was held in Edinburgh at the Royal College of Surgeons. The conference day was preceded by a dinner for the conference speakers on the evening of Wednesday 25th February. The Guest speaker on the evening of the dinner was Professor Brian Neville, HRH The Prince of Wales' 1st Chair of Paediatric Epilepsy.

The conference was jointly chaired by Professor Brian Neville and Jonny Maxwell, who is Chairman of MMT and one of the Trust's founders. This conference brought together some of the most eminent doctors and other professionals in the field of paediatric epilepsy who  spoke about recent developments in treatment, including the UK's unique DNA service, the latest information on the benefits of the Ketogenic diet and discussion about the special educational needs of children with epilepsy, amidst many other topical subjects.

The conference was extremely well attended and successful.