MS Advanced MasterClass 18 – Module 1
This course is now fully booked, register now to be placed on the waiting list.
Our most in-depth exploration into the complexities of MS management and treatment, this course is for specialists who want to really hone their expertise and maximise their impact on patient outcomes. If you are a currently prescribing neurologist, a final-year registrar, an experienced MS specialist nurse or allied health professional or a pharmacist working with MS therapies, this course is the next level in learning meets application.
Module 2: 23 - 24 November 2023
To complete the course delegates must return for Module 2 where they will present their inter-module project/audit to the Academy.
Halifax Hall, Sheffield University Campus
Endcliffe Vale Road
This course is the ultimate in specialism development and requires attendees to have a strong background and experience in MS as a starting point. Ideal for neurologists and healthcare professionals who already have a specialist interest in MS, this course is suited to those who, for example, are currently prescribing or managing patients on disease-modifying treatments (DMTs), are working in a unit that prescribes MS therapies, or are an MS nurse specialist or an allied health professional who has been practicing for at least three years in that role.
Our in-depth and practically-applicable learning tackles specific issues around the management of MS, such as de-risking MS DMTs or tackling the variation in MS care or service access in the UK. Course attendees are already equipped with a strong understanding of MS, including clinical management, patient experience and optimal treatment and service support.
Taking practical education to a fundamental level, every two-module MasterClass includes an intermodule project as a mandatory part of the course. An opportunity to test new knowledge and skills and to improve local services, delegates are offered mentorship and encouraged to support their peers as they continue to develop their specialism in a way that directly impacts their patient's outcomes.
Attendees have free reign over this project. It might be service delivery, patient management or drug treatments, and it could take the form of a service description, an audit, or another form of research. It should meet a local need. View previous projects here.
Programme - last updated 25/05/2023
Costs & accommodation
The course is fully funded including a travel allowance for clinicians practising in the UK for both modules. There will be a £100 deposit required to secure your place, this will be invoiced to you upon confirmation. This deposit will be refunded within 30 days of you completing both modules of the course. Failure to attend a module or cancelling within 8 weeks of the course commencement date will result in the charge of £100. → Please note, terms and conditions
This activity has been financially supported by sponsorship from Roche Products Limited, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited and Biogen Idec Limited. The sponsors have had no control over the organisation or educational content of this activity
MS Advanced MasterClass 18 mod 1 and mod 2' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 24 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).
ChairDr Wallace Brownlee
Honorary academic director, MS Academy & consultant neurologist and clinical lead
Neurology clinical nurse specialist, Great Ormond Street Hospital Joanna Rutkowska-Wheeldon
Occupational Therapist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Wendy Hendrie
MS specialist physiotherapist, Norwich MS Centre Dr Rhian Raftopoulos
Consultant Neurologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Olivia Moswela
Lead pharmacist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Dr David Paling
Honorary strategic director, MS Academy & consultant neurologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Rhian O'Halloran
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in MS, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Ruth Stross
Head of nursing, Neurology Academy Dr Floriana De Angelis
Consultant Neurologist, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Research Associate, Queen Square MS Centre Andrew Martin
Consultant Neuroradiologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Carmel Wilkinson
MS specialist nurse, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Encouraging excellence, developing leaders, inspiring change
MS Academy was established five 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.