Smouldering MS: Is this the real MS? How and when do we discuss this with our patients?

12 Sep 2023 16:30 - 17:30

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This webinar will see the topic of smouldering MS - one of the hottest topics at this years' ECTRIMS - discussed by an expert panel, all of whom bring a different perspective and experience to the matter.

Agne Straukiene - MS neurologist
Amy Harbour - MS nurse specialist
Jody Barber
- MS physiotherapist
Dominic Shadbolt
- person with MS and founder of the MSGuide

Opening with a brief review of what we mean by 'smouldering MS' from Prof Gavin Giovannoni, our panel will tackle challenging questions such as how to talk about smoulding MS with people living with MS and whether or not it is helpful to tell someone with MS that this is what they are experiencing when we have no disease-modifying therapies to help with this.

The panel will then move towards what can be done to support someone with smouldering MS, reviewing the evidence base for things like therapeutic and lifestyle treatment and infection prevention, before discussing how we can monitor for smouldering MS in clinical practice, and whether policy is needed to support this.

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