Telemedicine in MS: a discussion in the Brain Exchange chat rooms

17 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: MS Virtual 2020 Dr Agne Straukiene reported on the peer-to-peer discussion held on 11th September. A colleague discussed how they have been using telemedicine exclusively and consistently for the past 3-4 months and shared feedback from their patients. They reported that patients have been positive about the virtual practices; and […]

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International Virtual MasterClass – the first of its kind!

17 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Our first ever International Virtual MasterClass ran last month over a period of two weeks, attended by 53 healthcare professionals from around the globe.  Co-created by Roche Egypt, the MasterClass was specifically focussed on multiple sclerosis (MS), and provided a virtual learning experience for delegates across 10 countries (table 1) where specialists in the condition […]

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Three-minute breathing space: a resource

16 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Dr Agne Straukiene, lead for the healthy lifestyle workstream in our national programme to raise the bar for MS, recommends starting off any health and wellness clinics with a simple three minute breathing exercise.  You can use it alongside our online ‘disease-modifying lifestyle’ clinic pre-recorded resource to open your virtual, or physical clinic. Simply read, […]

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What’s new in relapsing MS? Expert Perspectives on Pathogenesis, Targeting B Cells for Treatment, and Advances in Disease State Monitoring

15 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS 2020 – Audio Summary – Whats New In RRMS Chaired by Xavier Montalban, Multiple Sclerosis Centre of Catalonia (CEMCAT), with presentations from Amit Bar-Or, University of Pennsylvania, Ludwig Kappos, University Hospital Basel Xavier Montalban introduced the session and set the scene for assessing […]

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The MS Prodrome by Dr Helen Tremlett

15 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS Audio Summary – Helen Tremlett – MS Prodrome Dr Helen Tremlett kicked off the first session of the virtual conference at 9am ET (14.00 GMT), joined by an audience of over 1,750 attendees from across the globe. Delivering the Don Paty lecture, Helen […]

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Impact of the environment and lifestyle and MS risk and clinical course

14 September, 2020 | Posted in:

ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 8th Joint Conference: Virtual 2020 Neurology Academy · ECTRIMS 2020 Audio Summary – Environmental Impact This session, with presentations from a variety of professionals, examined the latest research in environmental and lifestyle risk factors related to MS. Specific topics discussed in relation to MS were: Metabolic syndrome Smoking Epstein-Barr virus Vitamin D […]

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Disease-modifying Lifestyle ‘virtual clinic’: what it is and how to use it

Offering a ‘healthy lifestyle’ clinic to people living with MS, and other long term conditions, can be a brilliant way to support people in making informed lifestyle changes that can have a positive impact on their condition. Dr Agne Straukiene, consultant neurologist and MS specialist, and Dr Colin Bannon, a retired GP and honorary doctor […]

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Real people doing real things to make a difference to those with MS – Raising the bar for MS: Past, present… Future.

11 September, 2020 | Posted in:

Healthcare professionals are often making little changes to services locally to try and improve outcomes for, or experiences of, the people with MS that they serve.   This has never been truer than during the past several months, as the coronavirus pandemic has monumentally shifted our healthcare system, our society, and the basic ways we have […]

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Get the latest – ECTRIMS 2020

8 September, 2020 | Posted in:

As many of you will be aware, ECTRIMS / ACTRIMS 2020 is fully virtual this year.  The 8th joint meeting across the European and American Committees for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis will take place across 11th-13th September and will be fully accessible online. The meeting kicks off on Friday at 9.00am Eastern Time […]

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