Conversations with, and updates from, Health Professionals

Risdiplam - Live recording from 10th December 2021.

This webinar, with an expert panel:

  • Prof. Muntoni (Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, GOSH);
  • Dr. Chiara Marini Bettolo (Consultant Paediatric and Adult Neurologist, Newcastle);
  • and Fiona Marley (Head of Highly Specialised Commissioning, NHS England & Improvement)

covered the planned roll-out of the programme in England and answers many questions the Community has been asking:

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Zolgensma: 6 Months On - Recorded November 2021.

In this webinar, Imelda Hughes (Paediatric Neurology Consultant), Gary McCullagh (Paediatric Neurology Consultant) and Fiona Marley (NHS England) talk to Liz Ryburn, SMA UK’s Support Team Manager, about Zolgensma treatment and what's been happening in the past six months since treatment began in England.

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Respiratory - Cough Assist for older children/teenagers (recorded November 2020)

SMA UK Host Martyn Sibley talks to Professor Anita K Simonds (Honorary Consultant in Respiratory & Sleep Medicine - Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust) and Dr Michelle Chatwin (Consultant Physiotherapist - Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust) about the basics of cough assist and the practical details involved.

Respiratory - Cough Assist for Younger Children (recorded November 2020)

SMA UK Host Martyn Sibley talks to Lisa Edel (Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist - Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust) to share some of the latest information and insights around cough assist for younger children.

Posture, Movement. Exercise (recorded November 2020)

Lindsey Pallant (Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at Leeds General Infirmary) and Felicity Vann (Senior Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist at Evelina London Children's Hospital) talk to Martyn Sibley about Posture, Movement and Exercise for individuals with SMA and focus on functional abilities, contractures and posture management.

Virtual assessments for children who are unable to sit and are / will be receiving nusinersen treatment (recorded July 2020)

Professor Francesco Muntoni and Marion Main, consultant physiotherapist talk with Martyn Sibley and answer questions about coming to clinic.