Fingolimod safety considerations in real world practice – Assessing screening for macular oedema

February 5, 2018

Dr Paul Gallagher and Dr Sarah-Jane Martin from the Institute of Neurological Sciences in Glasgow undertook their MS Masterclass project to understand if patients in their Centre on Fingolimod were adequately screened for macular oedema. Fingolimod is a first in class sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator and was the first oral DMT licensed for use […]

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Winning project finds expanding MS population in the Highlands

January 24, 2018

We are delighted to announce that this year’s MasterClass Project Award winner is Dr Francisco Javier Carod Artal for his epidemiological study of MS in the Highlands region of Scotland. The MasterClass project is an integral part of the course which attendees undertake on a subject of interest within their own work setting. Dr Artal decided […]

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HSJ round table Achieving Consistent Care In Neurology

January 11, 2018

The Neurology Academy has been delighted to participate in the recent HSJ round table Achieving Consistent Care In Neurology held in London before Christmas. Our representing Faculty members Prof Gavin Giovannoni and Ms Sue Thomas joined other national key opinion leaders to explore some of the issues and highlight what needs to change if consistent […]

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MS-STAT2 finally takes off

May 16, 2017

by Professor Gavin Giovannoni Finally a phase 3 trial in progressive MS is being done outside of Big Pharma. Great news for people with progressive MS. We will now get an answer about whether or not simvastatin works in a larger study, its safety profile and more importantly its risk:benefit profile in people with more […]

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Audit of MS relapse management in a district general hospital setting

May 4, 2017

by Dr Ferghal McVerry, Consultant Neurologist, Altnagelvin Hospital Dr Ferghal McVerry is the winner of the first Multiple Sclerosis Academy MasterClass Project Award for his audit of multiple sclerosis relapse management in a district general hospital setting. The intermodule project is an integral part of the MasterClass. Course participants choose an area of interest which might be […]

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#NeuroSpeak: education, education, education…

April 5, 2017

by Prof Gavin Giovannoni What has Tony Blair got to do with multiple sclerosis? #MSBlog #NeuroSpeak Tony Blair is famously quoted as putting ‘Education, education, education, …’ at the centre of New Labour’s manifesto in 1997. However, it is the type, or quality, of education that makes a difference. I have learnt that information in […]

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