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#TeachMS: virtual MS Academy meetings

If you are a Healthcare Professional (HCP) and are interested in getting up to speed on some advanced topics around the management of MS please take a look at the programme below. We converted our November meeting to be virtual, which has opened some spaces for more people to attend. Please register via the following link: Advanced MS Academy 4-6 November 2020 Online. If you have any queries...

#MSCOVID19 & education: changing the way we manage MS one young brain at a time

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★★★★★ At Barts-MS we spend a lot of time teaching people about MS. It is not only important to generate new information (ideas, testable hypotheses and research), but also to disseminate knowledge (teaching). However, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant social distancing, almost all teaching has gone online and that does not make for very engaging and...

#MSCOVID19: Lymphopaenia

I am giving an MS Academy masterclass webinar today on the topic of lymphopaenia and its relevance to managing MS during the COVID-19 pandemic. My talk goes back to basics and tries to explain how the normal range and WHO grading system came about and includes the important topic of immunosenescence. You are welcome to sign-up for the webinar. If you can’t manage to log-on to the live...

#MSCOVID19: MS Academy Q&A session

If you are an HCP battling to manage MS remotely under the COVID-19 lockdown, or you have any specific problems that you need help with, please don’t hesitate to register for tomorrow’s Q&A session. The feedback we have been getting about these webinars has been amazing.

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#MSCOVID19 Webinars

Calling all HCPs who want to learn about managing MS during the COVID-19 epidemic. Please register for the following webinars via the MS Academy website. We plan to run a series of these over the coming weeks and months. The next one is on managing highly active and rapidly evolving severe MS in the current environment.

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Yin-yang – day 2 COVID-19 lockdown

The yin and yang of COVID-19. I have spent day 2 of London’s lockdown doing MS-related webinars; i.e. attending meetings virtually. For every negative, there is a positive, the yin-and-yang of COVID-19. Environmental activists are claiming SARS-CoV2/COVID19 is simply nature’s way of fighting back. We have pushed planet earth and its environment to the brink and it is responding as...

#COVIDMS Managing MS remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic

We had to postpone one of our MS Academy foundation courses this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its place, we are doing a series of webinars. The first one was held yesterday morning with an overview of COVID-19 and how it is forcing us to be creative in managing MS over the next few weeks and months. The following is my presentation and you can download the slides from my DIY-SlideShare...

Time is Brain

So what has the UK’s poor performance in relation to cancer survival has to do with MS? A lot. These cancer statistics are collected as part of a national audit and are a bellwether for NHS services in general. If we had national MS statistics they would indicate similar problems, i.e. delays, delays, more delays and poorer outcomes. This is why we wrote a policy document ‘MS Brain Health: Time...

Potential leader?

Earlier this year I asked the question “why should someone with MS who lives in place B get a different service to someone who lives in place A?” and argued that variance, when it comes to the provision of healthcare services, is a euphemism for inequality, representing the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in society. This was a prelude to our ‘Raising the Bar’ meeting in Birmingham. We have set an...


I have been tasked with designing an International MS Masterclass to teach neurologists and other HCPS (healthcare professionals) about MS. The idea is to run four 2-day courses. I have put together the following draft programme and would appreciate your thoughts on it. If you have MS is there anything that you want to be added, i.e. is there anything that you would want your HCPs to know about...



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