AuthorRebecca Aldam

Google Hangout tomorrow

Be sure to tune into the Barts-MS Hangout live on our Youtube channel tomorrow. As always, Prof David Baker and Dr Sharmilee Gnanapavan will be updating you on all things ECTRIMS 2019, with the help of Dr Monica Marta. They’ve been ceaselessly buzzing around the conference to get all the updates, information and results that are pertinent to you, dear readers. You can watch on our Youtube...

Burning debate results

The Burning Debate held at ECTRIMS yesterday was eloquently argued on both sides, by Magd Zakaria and Gisela Kobelt. And of course it was expertly chaired by Jackie Palace. The motion was: It is inappropriate to prescribe interferon beta and glatiramer acetate for active relapsing MS. (We had comments yesterday that the motion could be confusing, because of the way it’s worded. I would...

Burning debate today at ECTRIMS

Today is the Burning Debate at ECTRIMS. The motion is “It is inappropriate to prescribe interferon beta and glatiramer acetate for active relapsing MS”. We are very lucky to have three experts in their field, chairing and debating the motion: Debate Chair: Jacqueline PalaceSpeaking FOR the motion: Gisela Kobelt (Health Economist, Sweden)Speaking AGAINST the...

ECTRIMS 2019: The Burning Debate is back, and we want you to get involved

On Wednesday 11th September, we will be running another Burning Debate at ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm. We want MS clinicians and researchers to use social media (specifically Twitter) that can include people affected by MS in discussions and debates about MS research and treatments. The topic this year is: It is inappropriate to prescribe interferon-beta and glatiramer acetate for active...

Guest post: Online course a success!

A few months ago, I wrote a post for this blog describing a 6-week free online course about MS for the MS community and the general public entitled “Understanding MS”. Back then, I and the rest of the course team were anxiously preparing for the first iteration. Now, I want to let you know how it went. I am very happy to share that it has succeeded beyond all of my expectations. The course was...

Coffee and chat today!

If you are a Barts-MS patient, make sure you head to Whitechapel for a new patient-led group – Coffee and a Chat. Bonnie and Elizabeth have set up this friendly support network for all patients of Barts-MS. Come along to the Nucleus cafe in the Blizard building in Whitechapel (E1 2AT) from 10am – 12pm on the first Friday of each month through 2019. The next one is today! Friday 5th April. So...

Coffee and Chat reminder

Next Friday! Come along to Coffee and Chat. If you are a Barts-MS patient, make sure you head to Whitechapel for a new patient-led group – Coffee and a Chat. Bonnie and Elizabeth have set up this friendly support network for all patients of Barts-MS. Come along to the Nucleus cafe in the Blizard building in Whitechapel (E1 2AT) from 10am – 12pm on the first Friday of each month through 2019. The...

Fancy a (free) coffee and a chat?

If you are a Barts-MS patient, make sure you head to Whitechapel for a new patient-led group – Coffee and a Chat. Bonnie and Elizabeth have set up this friendly support network for all patients of Barts-MS. Come along to the Nucleus cafe in the Blizard building in Whitechapel (E1 2AT) from 10am – 12pm on the first Friday of each month through 2019. The next one is Friday 5th April. Put it into...

Guest post: Sex and MS

Just as in anyone’s life, sex with MS can be fun, intense, routine, boring, passionate, flirty, dirty, easy, comforting, fraught with difficulties, or all of the above! Sexuality and sensuality is an integral part of being human and, depending on the individuals involved, has varying degrees of importance at different times in a relationship. For this article, I’m leaning heavily on an excellent...

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