The residential MS MasterClasses are specifically designed to advance your skills in MS.

Based on our 16 year-strong model of interactive learning and a core application of knowledge into practice, our residential MS MasterClasses have been developed specifically to meet you in your educational needs.

Designed to advance your skills, expertise and understanding in a meaningful way, our courses aim to deliver a learning experience that extends beyond the ‘classroom’ and will directly impact your professional practice.

With an array of inspirational speakers drawing on their practical experience, course attendees can develop in everything from clinical expertise to patient focus, service delivery to cutting-edge treatment options.

By giving you the knowledge, tools, and a network of like-minded peers, the MS MasterClasses aim to equip you to increase in confidence, ability and passion, so that you can be part of the drive to deliver optimal care and support for people living with MS.

▸ Live webinars: COVID-19 & MS

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, there is a clear need to advise patients with MS on what to do in relation to their treatment. The MS Academy will hold a series of webinars on what advice to give our patients with MS.

▸ MS Academy Basecamp

A unique mentored educational opportunity for C1, C2 and ST3. This interactive programme led by national and international experts in MS aims to train a new generation of MSologists and will provide graduated training starting with Basecamp.

▸ Foundation MasterClass

An essential course in the fundamentals of MS clinically, as well as in terms of lived experience with MS and optimal service support, this is the ideal introduction to MS as a specialism. If you are a clinical nurse specialist (CNS), a GP with a newly developing special interest in MS (GPwSI) or an Associate Specialist with a special interest in neurology then this course could be perfect for you.

▸ Intermediate MasterClass

Our more in-depth course, this MasterClass covers residential training from a varied array of experts specialising in anything from atypical presentations to cutting edge treatments, a new take on palliative care to groundbreaking service redesign and delivery. Practical learning alongside mentorship and an ongoing research project of your choice to conduct locally, this is the course for those looking to really deepen their specialism and optimise their practice. If you are a general or non-prescribing neurologist, a registrar looking to develop a specialism, a pharmacist or more senior clinical nurse specialist (CNS), this course is a must.

▸ Advanced MasterClass

Previously named MSologists MasterClass. Our most in-depth exploration into the complexities of MS management and treatment, this course is for specialists who want to really hone their expertise and maximise their impact on patient outcomes. If you are a currently prescribing neurologist, a final-year registrar, an experienced MS specialist nurse or a pharmacist working with MS therapies, this course is the next level in learning meets application.

▸ MS Service Provision in the UK: Raising the Bar

Postcode prescribing and other variances in MS services were highlighted at our previous MS Academy meetings in Birmingham. We reviewed many of the underlying reasons for variation in MS services and put in place potential solutions. This will be our third meeting addressing the variance in the provision of MS services across the UK.

▸ MS Leaders Academy

The skills required to become a leader capable of impactful change are suboptimally developed at a time when they are the most needed. The MS Academy has recognised this critical training gap and launched a 6-month multifaceted leadership programme tailored to MS experts in February 2020.

▸ Cutting Edge Science for Multiple Sclerosis HCPs

The management of MS is becoming increasingly complex with different treatment paradigms and the emergence of several new disease-modifying therapies with different modes of action and monitoring requirements. This meeting addresses an unmet need on how we use and derisk these treatments in clinical practice, including emerging and changing treatment targets, the emergence of new biomarkers and whether or not HSCT, arguably our most effective treatment, should be made available very early in the course of MS.

▸ Neurology Network Managers Meeting

We will be supporting service managers to promote the commissioning of high quality, outcomes focused, value for money neurology services that align to Integrated Care System models and Primary Care Networks.

▸ Neuropharmacy MasterClass

This Neuropharmacy MasterClass is designed for specialist pharmacists who are already working in neurology and want to enhance their skills in MS, headache disorders, Parkinson’s and epilepsy. The course is ideally for pharmacists who are band 7 or above, and assumes a level of knowledge about the pathology of the conditions and their treatment options.

▸ Palliative Care MasterClass (includes MS, Parkinson's, dementia & MND)

For health professionals involved in palliative care for neurological conditions largely focused on Parkinson’s, dementia, MS and MND – including allied health professionals, doctors (grade SpR and above), specialist nurses, community teams and GPs


What our delegates say:

“The MS Academy module that I recently attended is without a doubt the best educational platform I have attended since coming into MS, secondly I wish to say to you and your team the organisation was impeccable.”

“Thanks for all your hard work – it will undoubtedly make a difference to the lives of patients”

“Gosh! I certainly learnt a lot more about MS than I ever thought possible”

“It was emotional to hear patient stories and perspective. This will change my approach in clinical practice

“I really appreciated hearing from the two patients and it did help to put everything into context

“This is the best MS course (in fact the best amongst all the educational courses) I have been on. A wealth of knowledge poured on us with patience and well paced sessions.”

“Excellent course, wish this would have been available when I started our MS service 13 years ago.”

Best course I have ever been on, thank you”

“Really great and thought provoking

“The MasterClass has helped me significantly to improve my knowledge and how to improve patient care

“Very informative and useful for my real life clinical practice.”

“I must commend the Academy on such organisational excellence, it was executed perfectly by time with clear presentations and IT reliability.”

“Another very useful, informative and excellently delivered session”