Last reply 8 years ago
Good seeing Shift.ms peeps today in Whitechapel

Well done Beki and Alison for arranging this event. Nice to talk to the people involved behind the scenes trying their hardeest to combat this illness.

Good to put a few faces to names there that are usernames on here and just chat about random stuff as well

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djdsouza
8 years ago

There’s too many names to write here who I talked to, but was very enjoyable! Everything from the pesky Epstein Barr virus which triggers off MS, the fiscal problems in Greece, having a parent that was born in Kisumu, the fact that the Sativex drug slows down the progression of MS and basically is based on Cannabis and doctors can now prescribe it!


beki
8 years ago

YAY – so glad you enjoyed it Chris. And was great to meet your fiancee too.

You forgot about the dry ice: surely the most impressive part of the evening? No?


ghada
8 years ago

did you take any piccies?

Sativex/Cannibis slows down progression of MS..???


beki
8 years ago

We did indeed Ghada – will be putting them up soooon!


djdsouza
8 years ago

Think there were a few cameras about, so will post the address here once I get an address 🙂


djdsouza
8 years ago

lol… I was typing up my message Beki at the same time!


beki
8 years ago

Spooky! Will let you guys know when stuff is posted.


djdsouza
8 years ago

A doctor/researcher we saw at the Whitechapel event was highly in favour of Sativex and said in trials had shown to slow down the progression of MS! He also said it was available now on prescription from your GP!


beki
8 years ago

Here’s just a couple of photos from the event: http://engagingscience.tumblr.com/Event


ghada
8 years ago

Good pics, I recoginise Freddie but thats it lol
I gave a 10 min talk in my first job in Southampton Uni entitled the therapuetic effects of cannibas with MS as one of the examples. teh i coudl tell my boss was not happy at the time but he coudln’t say anything.This was in 2000..if i’d only known what was in store for me! Yes, i heard its on prescription but my impression is its only for secondary pregressive cases?


ghada
8 years ago

terrible spelling..i just cant multitask!


djdsouza
8 years ago

I asked Dr Gareth Pryce this exact question, and he said any MSer can be prescribed it now!


fab
8 years ago

Hi DJDsouza, unfortunately i could not go to the event. maybe i am missunderstading, did you say that Sativex is already available from the GP? i am really interested on thi topic..

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