Every 2-years we get the opportunity to update the Pan-London Neurology trainees about MS. We have a one whole day allocated to MS. The teaching is typically a series of lectures and/or case presentations that are meant to highlight important aspect of MS management. I have been chairing these sessions for the last 6 years. I am not sure didactic lectures are the best way to train medical professionals; the turnout is typically very poor and by the end of the day you have only a handful of diehards remaining. I think the best training is hands-on experience in the clinic and on the wards, which is why I remain a big fan of bedside teaching.
If you are a pwMS what do you think young trainee neurologists should know about? What would you like us to teach them? If you are a neurology trainee and are reading this please let us know what you want to know? Do you find these training days informative? If you could how would you change them?
I have embedded the provisional programme below. Please note that we have decided to change the format this year and base the day on a series of tutorials (not didactic lectures) around clinical case scenarios. For the first time we are providing a series of mandatory prereading so that we don’t have to use the day to deliver facts. As I write this post I realise that we will need to weave something into the day about re-humanising medicine; i.e. how to get compassion and empathy back into the routine care of pwMS.