Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Get ready for our social media sessions at ACTRIMS - ECTRIMS



So it all kicks off here in Boston tomorrow. Before things go crazy and we start binging on sponsored cookies, here are some last tips on how to get involved in our social media sessions.


Ways to get involved in Burning Debates:
  1. Watch the Burning Debates being live streamed on the conference website (the link will pop-up when it starts)
  2. Tweet to contribute to the debate with #burningdebate and vote FOR or AGAINST the motion
  3. If your at the conference, come along to Room 312 at the conference (make sure you sign up to twitter beforehand!)
Ways to get involved in Question Time:
  1. Drop us an email if you want to be invited to the Hangout (bartsmsblog (at) gmail.com)
  2. Watch the hangout on our YouTube Channel as it happens or later
  3. If your at the conference, come along to room 312 to report what research you’ve seen or are presenting

3 comments:

  1. Hi MouseDoctor, firstly many thanks for the first hangout, it's super for the community to have contact with the conference.
    Just continuing from the topic of dietary intervention...one point I'd like to make is the differentiation between expecting a single food to make a difference, versus an entire diet, for example significantly increasing your vegetable and fruit intake to maximise nutrients and severely limiting your saturated fat intake, vs simply adding blueberries to your breakfast. I do worry that there is a 'switch off' in the academic community if diet is mentioned for this reason, in addition to it being 'instinctively' put into a similar camp to homeopathy etc.
    In the past few decades much weight has been put on pharmacological intervention, which is INCREDIBLY important, but I think can blind the scientific community to additionally considering non-pharma ways to manage (not cure) disease. Put this suspicion of non-pharma interventions and the inability for the approaches to make any money together and some potential therapies could be being missed - think exercise, mindfulness (which is now being shown via fMRI studies to be much more than a spiritual practice, altering the brain and stress responses of the body) etc.

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  2. Thanks for the broadcast, which I watched part of on Youtube this evening. Shame that there was some interference and that you didn't have many questions asked. It might be an idea to have it slightly later in the day if you do it again in the future, as it coincides with commuting home (in the UK) which is the reason I wasn't able to watch it live. Thanks again.

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  3. ...so I'd be very interested to hear your opinion on how the neurology community views this kind of intervention, many thanks.

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