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Annual Hawking MND Lecture 2019

20 Nov 2019

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G 0RN


Use the 'Book your place' button to attend in person. To register for the live stream please go to the live stream tab below.

Join us online or in person for the Hawking MND lecture where leading research is presented on different aspects of MND/ALS. This year’s focus is nutrition.

This free lecture is a collaboration between the MND Association and the RCN to further understanding and knowledge of the long-term and progressive neurological condition, MND/ALS.

Christopher McDermott, Professor of Translational Neurology and Consultant Neurologist presents latest thinking on nutrition in MND/ALS. Open to all, the lecture will appeal particularly to health and social care professionals, nurses, nursing support workers and students with an interest in MND/ALS and other long-term, progressive neurological conditions.

The material presented may contain sensitive content and if you are affected, or require additional information please visit the MND Association website or speak to the MND Connect Helpline which is available Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm and 7pm to 10.30pm.

Tel: 08088026262


Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

See the latest version of the programme here. 

 Please note that this is subject to change. 


Professor McDermott studied for his medical degree at the University in Leeds graduating in 1994. He then continued in general medical and specialist neurology training in Leeds before taking up a clinical research training fellowship at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He moved to the University of Sheffield with Professor Dame Pamela Shaw in 2000 to undertake his Wellcome Trust Research Training PhD Fellowship and to complete his Specialist Training in Neurology to become a Consultant Neurologist in 2006. Prof McDermott is now the Professor of Translational Neurology at SITraN and a Consultant Neurologist at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust regularly undertaking specialist MND and neuromuscular clinics in Sheffield.

The main drive of Prof McDermott’s research programme is developing the evidence base for delivering supportive and symptomatic care for patients living with motor neuron disease. He is also interested in studying mechanisms of neurodegeneration, in order to develop treatments for patients with motor neuron disease and hereditary spastic paraplegia.

Picture of Professor McDermott

For any queries about the lecture, please contact: 

Jane Edey, Digital Events Organiser, RCN 
Tel: 02076473578

Can't attend in person? We will be live streaming the lecture so it is accessible for all. 

 Please register to watch the live stream here.

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