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  • AIMS 5th Birthday MS Summit: Empowering Patients, Inspiring Change
    AIMS 5th Birthday MS Summit: Empowering Patients, Inspiring Change
    Sat, 25 Nov
    25 Nov, 09:00 – 26 Nov, 00:00
    Saturday, November 25th, will mark a pivotal moment in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS) at Cutlers Hall Sheffield. Be a part of something extraordinary!
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Frequently Asked Questions


The Summit:


  • What is the purpose of this summit?

To inform and enlighten MS patients and practitioners about HSCT for multiple sclerosis, and other treatments, support and services available. 


  • Who is this summit for?

The conference is for patients and their families and also practitioners from neurologists to MS Nurses and other HCPs.


  • What topics will be covered?

You can read about all our speakers and their topics here: Speakers & Topics


  • What are the registration fees?

Admission to the summit is £65.00, including access to the practitioner presentations, choice of breakout presentations, refreshment breaks and a buffet lunch. If a delegate wishes to attend the evening fundraiser as well as the daytime summit, the cost is £110 - a saving of £20.


  • When and where is the conference being held?

The summit will take place at Cutlers Hall, Sheffield on Saturday November 25th from 9am-5pm


  • What accommodation is available nearby?

Reservations can be made at a discount using the exclusive web address below until 28 days prior to the event start date. The site will close fully 14 days prior to the event start date. We encourage delegates to book early. Booking Link


  • Is there a dress code?

While we do have a dress code for the evening event (see fundraising dinner FAQ), you can dress for comfort at the summit!


  • How can I contact the conference organiser? 

The best way to contact us is by email at


  • What are the social events planned?

There is a separate fundraising dinner from 7pm following the conference. This will also take place at Cutlers Hall. This includes a three-course dinner plus fundraising activities and entertainment from Gatsby.


  • What are the networking opportunities available?

Delegates will get the opportunity to network during two breaks and lunch. Lunch will be served in the exhibition hall, giving delegates and exhibitors a chance to mingle. We also offer sponsorship packages, some of which include a VIP dinner the night before the event, plus a VIP reception before the fundraising dinner. 


  • How can I get involved in the conference planning?

We are always delighted to hear from volunteers - contact us on our social media platforms or send us an email. 


  • What are the resources available for people with disabilities?

Our delegate packs will be available electronically, allowing delegates to view them at a size that is most comfortable for them. If you have other, particular requirements that we can help with, please let us know. 


  • What are the accessibility features of the venue?

The venue has ramps, a disabled toilet and a lift. Volunteers will be on hand to ensure that we can help anyone who needs it.


  • What are the transportation options to and from the venue?

The venue is close to Sheffield railway station and tram stops. Sheffield is also serviced by Uber, which can offer options for customers with disabilities. Cutlers Hall is in central Sheffield and close to hotels, restaurants and shops.


  • What are the childcare options available?

AIMS regrets that that we are unable to facilitate childcare at any part of this function. 


  • What are the financial assistance options available?

As a small charity, we regret that we’re unable to subsidise this event - we hope to be able to do that in the future. Your ticket price covers our actual expenses - we hope to raise much needed funds at the dinner and through sponsorship and exhibitors.


  • What are the cancellations and refunds policies?

See our Ticket Terms and Conditions


  • What are the COVID-19 protocols for the conference?

All legal limits on the numbers of people allowed to meet indoors have now been removed and Cutlers Hall is operating at full capacity and without social distancing in place. We therefore ask everyone to respect fellow visitors, keep their distance where possible and to be considerate - we are all at different stages of comfort and some people may still be apprehensive when venturing out.
Since Thursday 27 January 2022 Face Coverings are no longer a mandatory requirement when attending events. However, we would still encourage all customers attending shows to be considerate of each other's decisions to either wear or not wear a face covering.  

We recommend the following steps are taken by all delegates and guests: -

*Please respect other visitors; keeping your distance where possible and understanding others’ concerns regarding Covid-19 may be different from your own.
*Regularly wash/sanitise your hands. Hand sanitising stations will be available throughout our venues.
*Use digital ticketing where possible to reduce social contact.
*To reduce the risk for all delegates, we recommend that if you feel unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms please DO NOT attend but stay at home and follow NHS guidelines.


As part of covid mitigation Digital Tickets will be the way to access the venue - you must have your tickets already downloaded to your phone before you try to access the venue. Any group who has purchased tickets needs to have shared their ticket prior to entering the venue as each person needs their entry ticket. If you have printed physical tickets these will give you access to the venue too.


  • How do I get there?

By Rail

The Cutlers’ Hall is located 800 metres from Sheffield’s Railway Station, a short walk or taxi journey away.

By Tram

The tram can also be boarded at Sheffield railway station which drops off directly in front of the Hall.


The nearest tram stop is Cathedral Station.


Directions to Cutlers' Hall - Postcode S1 1HG By Road

Leave the M1 at Junction 33 and follow the A630/A57 (Sheffield Parkway) to Sheffield to the Park Square Roundabout.


Follow the lane marked ‘City A61N’ at the fourth exit, keeping Pond’s Forge Swimming & Leisure Centre on your left, follow signs to the Theatres/Hallam University.

Travel up the hill through the first set of traffic lights, at the next set of traffic lights, veer right, you will pass the Poundland store on your left. PLEASE NOTE: road is signposted access only, but travel up this road for 150-200 yards and Cutlers’ Hall is on your left between Tesco and the Royal Bank of Scotland. 


The Cutlers’ Hall has big silver doors and is directly opposite the Cathedral.


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  • What is the parking situation at the venue?

We can offer discounted car parking with a number of QPark carparks across the city; please see details of the car parks below and how to redeem your discounted parking:


 QPark Rockingham Street S1 4NL

 QPark Charles Street S1 2NA


Car park – Charles Street & Rockingham Street

Discount – 50%

Code – CHCS50


Follow the pre-book instructions and use the above code. You will be asked to input your vehicle registration number, and this will enable the barriers to open. You can enter and exit as many times as you like during the pre-booked period without the need for any tickets.


NCP Car parks:

First, download the ParkPass App from Apple or Google Play store:

  • Add your name, mobile number and VRN

  • Set up your secure PIN to complete registration

  • Add your card payment details to complete your account before you’re ready to park



The Dinner


  • Where is the fundraising dinner being held? 

The fundraising dinner will also take place at Cutlers Hall, Sheffield on Saturday November 25th.


  • What time does the fundraising dinner start and end?

The dinner will be from from 7pm-late.


  • What is the dress code for the fundraising dinner?

Formal - dress to impress!


  • What is the ticket price?

Admission to the fundraising dinner is £65.00, including entertainment and a three-course dinner. If a delegate wishes to attend the summit as well as the evening fundraiser, the cost is £110 - a saving of £20.


  • Is the fundraising dinner wheelchair accessible?

Yes - please let us know if you will be attending in a wheelchair. We have ramps and a lift and can accommodate mobility scooters and wheelchairs.


  • Are there any dietary restrictions for the fundraising dinner?

If you have any dietary needs, you can let us know when you book your ticket. 


  • Do I need to bring cash for the fundraising dinner?

Yes please! We have a number of games and activities where cash would be preferable - but don’t worry if not as we have contactless cash machines too. 


  • What kind of entertainment will be at the fundraising dinner?

As well as an auction, raffle and other entertainment, you can also enjoy the dulcet tones of the Gatsby band who will be performing for us on the night. Click here to watch them in action. 


  • What is the purpose of the fundraising dinner?

The purpose of the fundraising dinner is two-fold - firstly, to celebrate 5 successful years as a charity, and secondly, to raise much needed funds to continue our work.


  • What are the other ways to donate to the cause?

You can also make a donation through our website here: Donate


  • How can I spread the word about the event?

Share on social media, tell your friends - the more people who share what we’re doing, the better! 

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