The ideal course for those who have a solid grounding in neurology but want to develop a special interest in MS, course attendees might include clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), specialist registrars (SpRs), GPs with a special interest (GPwSI) or Associated Specialists.

This course, focussed on practical application as with all our MasterClasses, aims to provide an introduction and broad overview of the modern management of MS, including diagnosis and current treatment options. Promoting holistic management of MS, the course will provide practical learning and inspiring service models that are cemented through the inter-module project, an essential part of the overall course.

To complete the course: Delegates must complete all aspects of module 1, the inter-module project, and module 2 to gain their certificate. Projects, which should epitomise learning in practice and focus on an unmet need locally, will be presented to their peers and faculty within module 2.

The course is fully funded across both modules including travel allowance for clinicians practising in the UK.

Upcoming Foundation MasterClasses

MS Foundation MasterClass 10 – Module 1
18/03/2020 - 20/03/2020

MS Foundation MasterClass 10 – Module 2
Previous Module 1 Required17/09/2020 - 18/09/2020

This activity has been supported by a sponsorship. The sponsors have had no control over the educational content of this activity. MasterClass sponsors will be listed here when support is confirmed.

How are the courses taught?

The courses are taught through a range of learner-centred methods including formal lectures, interactive workshops, and an intermodule project. Additional seminars and learning opportunities will be undertaken more locally with your mentor and through distance learning. Learners must complete an intermodule workplace service project during the six/eight month break before returning to Module 2 to present their findings.

A note from our Academic Director, Prof Gavin Giovannoni:

‘To cement the learning objectives from your first MasterClass module, its essential that you complete a project that builds on that learning.

Choose a project that addresses an unmet need in your local service, and find something that sparks your interest. Talk it through with your mentor – or come find me at module 1. We don’t want you to choose something ‘quick and easy’ or to present a proposal or case discussion. Without this project you cannot pass the course or receive your CPD certificate – but we don’t want you to look at it as a ‘tickbox’ to complete. We want to see you putting you’re learning into practice.

Our ambition is for your projects to be the catalyst for change in your practice – to see them improve outcomes for people with MS.’

Feedback from our delegates, MS Foundation 7.1 MasterClass, 20-22 March 2019:

‘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.’

‘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.’

Needing some project inspiration or wondering what past delegates have done? Take a look at our Snapshots or read about the work of some of our faculty members from the flagship Parkinson’s Academy established 16 years ago.

→ Pre-course reading list

What will it cost?

The courses are fully funded which includes accommodation on the nights during Module 1 and if required the night prior to the course. Accommodation is available for the night prior to Module 2. Your travel grant will be discussed once your application has been approved and is for UK delegates only. Please note, international delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

International delegates

We welcome International delegates on the MS courses, however there is a charge of £1000 including VAT for each place, you are also required to cover your own travel costs. Your fee will cover accommodation during the MasterClass, meals, course materials and sessions over the 3 days and for the return of the module 2. Please note that there may be bank charges with your transfer of funds, so please do ensure you contact us prior to making any payment.