Invitation to an evening debate on 9 May

25 April, 2018 | Posted in:

You may be aware of the new ‘Recommendations for an NHS England algorithm to use disease-modifying drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis’ is currently out for public consultation. The algorithm raises several issues for clinical practice. We are hosting an evening dinner in the ICC where the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) is being held, on […]

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

5 February, 2018 | Posted in:

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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HSJ round table Achieving Consistent Care In Neurology

11 January, 2018 | Posted in:

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

16 May, 2017 | Posted in: ,

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

4 May, 2017 | Posted in:

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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