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 2
Previous Module 1 Required01/02/2021 - 02/02/2021Dates TBCFully Booked

MS Foundation MasterClass 13 – Module 1
09/06/2021 - 11/06/2021

MS Foundation MasterClass 13 – Module 2
Previous Module 1 Required12/07/2021 - 13/07/2021Dates TBC

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.

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CPD accreditation

‘Multiple Sclerosis Foundation MasterClass 10’ has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 30 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). Full conditions of approval are listed in our guidelines. 12 External credits may be claimed for an MSc or equivalent activity.

RCN Accredited until March 4th 2021 – Accreditation applies only to the educational content and not to any product. RCN cannot confirm competence of any practitioner.

What will it cost?

The MS MasterClasses are fully funded for delegates working in the UK, which includes accommodation on the nights during both modules and if required the night prior to each module. Your travel grant will be discussed once your application has been approved and is for UK delegates only.

International delegates

We welcome international delegates on the MS MasterClasses, however there is a charge of £1000 (incl. VAT) for each place and you are responsible for your own travel arrangements. Your attendance fee will cover accommodation on the nights during both modules, all meals and course materials. International delegates may be able to obtain funding for the MasterClass from a pharmaceutical company – we suggest that you contact your local pharmaceutical representatives.

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