Brain Awareness Week 2019: multiple sclerosis

Brain Awareness Week

(BAW) coordinated by the Dana Foundation, is an opportunity for partners around the globe to share their research and educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the brain and the promise of brain research.The Neurology Academy, as neurological educators, are keen to cover as broad a picture of a condition as possible, from physiological presentations to optimal management, from latest research to quality service delivery.For us, brain research, pharmacological advances, holistic care and patient experience are all as valid as each other. Equipped with understanding of all, health professionals are better able to support someone living with a neurological condition.This Brain Awareness Week 2019, we are choosing to highlight share something of that range of impact, looking at different conditions and the work going on to support those living with them.We hope you will join us in this global movement in learning, and sharing your own knowledge of our brains and the impact they have on our lives, this week.

Multiple sclerosis

A neurological condition like MS affects much more than the brain; it can impact every element of life from emotional regulation and cognitive processing to physical movement and control over bodily functions, to experiencing fatigue and pain on a daily basis.This range of experiences starting in the brain and fanning out into a body, a life, a family and a community, demonstrates the wide ranging reach that support and services needs to have. Yet, our services and support for people with MS are of variable quality and accessibility.The Neurology Academy are supporting the MS community to come together and change this through a national project to tackle service inequality for people with MS.Find out more or get involved in this national drive to improve services and support for people living with MS.

Encouraging excellence, developing leaders, inspiring change

MS Academy was established six years ago and in that time has accomplished a huge amount. The six different levels of specialist MS training are dedicated to case-based learning and practical application of cutting edge research. Home to national programme Raising the Bar and the fantastic workstream content it is producing, this is an exciting Academy to belong to.