AuthorAlison Thomson

Are you a Barts MS patient and fancy a (free) coffee?

CC_poster Starting this Friday, the 1st of March, two Barts MS patients will be piloting a new patient led initiative – Coffee and a Chat. Bonnie and Elizabeth are volunteering their time to meet and chat with other Barts MS patients in the hope to set up a friendly support network. They’re testing out hosting this in the Nucleus cafe in the Blizard building in Whitechapel (E1 2AT) from...

Reminder about the free, one-day event for ‘plus ones’ of people recently diagnosed with MS

One week on Saturday we are involved in an information event for partners, family and friends of people newly diagnosed with MS – come along if you’re in London! On Saturday 24th November we are working with Roche to deliver an information event for partners, family and friends of people newly diagnosed with MS.  It will be held in central London from 9.45am – 3:20pm and is...

Information event for partners, family and friends of people newly diagnosed with MS

On Saturday 24th November we are working with Roche to deliver an information event for partners, family and friends of people newly diagnosed with MS.  It will be held in central London from 9.45am – 3:20pm and is free to attend with lunch and refreshments provided. If you are interested in coming along, please register here: ; On the day there will talks covering the science...

Broadcasting from ECTRIMS 2018

Mouse Dr and Neuro Doc Gnanapavan will broadcast from the ECTRIMS meeting currently happening in Berlin. The will cover data and results presented in paper presentations, keynotes and posters from the past few days. The broadcast is now over but you can view the video here. Viewers commented and tweeted questions to us while it was on live.  Pre-broadcast...

ClinicSpeak stand at ECTRIMS – What’s new this year?

For the past couple of years we’ve worked hard to put on a stand in the exhibition hall at ECTRIMS. The exhibition hall is where companies, other research projects and charities showcase their work to conference delegates. The main purpose of our stand is to share our #ClinicSpeak resources with others working in MS research and care. These resources are not for profit (we do not make any money...

ECTRIMS 2018 – Burning Debate

On Wednesday 10th October at ECTRIMS 2018, we will be running another Burning Debate. Like previous years, the aim of this session is to encourage MS clinicians and researchers to use social media (specifically Twitter) to discuss topical issues in MS research and treatment.  The topic this year is: The new McDonald diagnostic criteria are controversial, making them difficult to use in...

ECTRIMS 2018… here we go again!

In little over 2 weeks’ time, the MS professional community will travel to Berlin for the 34th ECTRIMS meeting. It’s the largest European conference focusing on MS research and treatment, and is attended by MS healthcare professionals, companies, researchers and charities.   Similar to previous years, the Barts-MS team are keen to get some of this new research out to you as quickly as...

We need feedback on our new listeriosis prevention pack – can you help?

We’ve now developed our listeriosis prevention pack and would like 10 people to test it out and give us feedback to improve it further.        We’ll post a kit to you and would like you to open the pack, read through the information and give us feedback on the context, images, objects in the box and how you get in with it. Why a listeria pack?  Currently...

MS Trust Symptom Challenge – get involved

The MS Trust are continuing to raise awareness about MS by launching the #MSTrustSymptomChallenge! They want you to demonstrate what it feels like to live with certain MS symptoms. Send them videos explaining MS symptoms so young people can understand them.  Could you explain or demonstrate somehow what optic neuritis feels like, or fatigue perhaps? In this video Toby is trying to explain...

MSTV has launched!

It’s MS Awareness Week from the 23rd-29th April and the MS Trust have launched a new YouTube channel and project for young people aged 11 to 17 who are affected by MS. “Getting your head around MS can be hard enough when you’re an adult. But for young people it can be devastating, so good quality information is vital. Therefore we’ve been working with young people to understand the...

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