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11 Aug 2022

11/08/2022 – Join us this Thursday for a special Zoom meeting! – Access to the Chat forum

When is this event::

Date: August 11
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue

Online

Discover more about our relaxed and easy to use Chat Forum! (For all MDS UK members)

For those not so keen on Facebook, or if you want to use both together, the Chat Forum has been newly upgraded and reorganised to make it easier to use.  It offers a direct link to other patients and relatives, it is protected by a coded username and a password, and arranged via themed folders.  Whether you're a lapsed member or a new user, come and find out how invaluable your Chat Forum can be for you.

 

Come to a Nationwide Zoom meeting  (Only 30 minutes!)

When:    Thursday, August 11th 2022 1.00 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Where:   Zoom Call

 

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the red button below.  After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the meeting.

 

Subtitles on Zoom for the hard of hearing 

We are aware that if you have a hearing impairment, you may have avoided registering for our Zoom meetings because you were worried you wouldn’t be able to hear what people were saying.

With the latest Zoom updates, MDS UK is now able to offer live subtitles at all our Zoom online meetings. It isn't perfect, as all of you used to using subtitles will know, because it depends on the clarity of each speaker! But it will help you to follow the conversations and join in the discussion.

If you would like to use this service, please make sure you request it in the questions and comments when you register for the Zoom meeting. Our Office Manager, Caroline, will then be able to set it up in advance and guide you through the process on the day of the meeting. It’s quite straightforward to set up and we hope it will enable more of you to join us.

 

Getting used to Zoom

It doesn't seem likely we'll be able to resume face-to-face meetings for a while yet, so we're continuing our virtual meetings on Zoom (as we know how important patient to patient contact is for everyone.) Even when face-to face meetings resume, we aim to maintain some virtual meetings as well, as these have attracted new members who had not come to face-to-face meetings previously. 

Many patients have already embraced Zoom (or something similar) in order to stay in touch with family members during the lockdown. If you haven't, please contact us.  If you are a first time user of video call – please don’t worry as we will sort out any technical issues at the start of each meeting.

If you have not contacted the MDS UK Patient Support Group before and would like to receive a full Patient Information Pack, please contact our Main Office.

 

MDS UK Main Office

0207 733 7558

 

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