MS Foundation MasterClass 13 – Module 1

Course Fully booked

10 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021

An essential course in the fundamentals of MS clinically, as well as in terms of lived experience with MS and optimal service support, this is the ideal introduction to MS as a specialism. If you are a clinical nurse specialist (CNS), a GP with a newly developing special interest in MS (GPwSI) or an Associate Specialist with a special interest in neurology then this course could be perfect for you.


Halifax Hall, Sheffield University Campus
Endcliffe Vale Road
S10 3ER

The ideal course for those who have a solid grounding in neurology but want to develop a special interest in MS, course attendees might include clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), allied health professionals (AHPs), specialist registrars (SpRs), GPs with a special interest (GPwSI) or associated specialists.

This course, focussed on practical application as with all our MasterClasses, aims to provide an introduction and broad overview of the modern management of MS, including diagnosis and current treatment options. Promoting holistic management of MS, the course will provide practical learning and inspiring service models that are cemented through the inter-module project, an essential part of the overall course.

CPD accreditation

CPD will be awarded upon completion of Module 2.

'Multiple Sclerosis Foundation MasterClass 13 Mod 1 & Mod 2' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 26 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s). Full conditions of approval are listed in our guidelines. 12 External credits may be claimed for an MSc or equivalent activity.


Last updated: 07/06/2021

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In-person and virtual attendance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions will still be in place at the time of the MasterClass. Therefore, we will be limited to the number of people allowed in the room. With this in mind, we will be offering delegates the option of attending the MasterClass virtually. However, should you want to attend the MasterClass in person and have the chance to connect with the MasterClass speakers and network with your fellow delegates, please be assured that we will be following all the government safety advice at the time of the meeting with extra safety precautions of our own.


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 or if you should cancel less than 8 weeks of the course commencement date this will result in the charge of £100. → Terms & conditions for international delegates

Module 2

To complete the course delegates must return for Module 2 where they will present their inter-module project/audit to the Academy.

Our sponsors
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This activity has been supported by sponsorship from Roche Products Ltd, Biogen Idec Ltd and Janssen-Cilag Ltd. The sponsors have had no control over the educational content of this activity.

Dr David Paling
Honorary strategic director, MS Academy & consultant neurologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Wallace Brownlee
Honorary academic director, MS Academy & consultant neurologist and clinical lead, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
Ruth Stross
Head of nursing, Neurology Academy, neurology specialist nurse, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Kate Petheram
Consultant neurologist, South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Audrey Sinclair
Consultant Neuroradiologist, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Peter Brex
Consultant neurologist, King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust
Prof Eli Silber
Consultant neurologist, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Prof Gavin Giovannoni
Professor of Neurology, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Prof Neil Robertson
Professor of Neurology, Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience, Cardiff University
Prof Sandra Amor
Head of MS research, VUMC, Amsterdam
Dr Saúl Reyes
MS fellow, Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London NHS Trust
Dr Giles Elrington
Consultant neurologist
Prof Carolyn Young
Consultant neurologist, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Rachel Dorsey-Campbell
Senior lead pharmacist, Neurosciences, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Rob Sloan
Head of insights, Shift.ms
David Martin
CEO, MS Trust
Fredi Cavander-Attwood
Policy manager for health and social care, MS Society
Dr Rachel Farrell
Consultant neurologist, National Hospital, Queen Square

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