Date: 28 Jun 2023

Asian MS presents a Spotlight on MS Fatigue

Venue: Online


Event Notes:

In this edition of the Asian MS webinar series, you will be exploring MS fatigue. Fatigue – an overwhelming tiredness – is one of the most common invisible symptoms of MS. Some people find it’s the symptom that affects them most, but there are ways to manage it and minimise its effects on your life.

For this webinar you will be joined by the REFUEL-MS team. This is a research study that will draw together the current most effective cognitive-behavioural and exercise fatigue treatments into a tailored digital treatment that can be implemented routinely across NHS multiple sclerosis services. The study is supported by the National Institute for Health Research, King’s College London, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the MS Society.

Asian MS will be joined by some excellent specialist speakers including Rona Moss-Morris, Nimmy Sidhu & Nicole Dodsworth. You can find out more about them below.

Rona Moss-Morris is Professor of Psychology as Applied to Medicine and Head of the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. She has been researching psychological factors that affect symptom experience and adjusting to chronic medical conditions, including multiple sclerosis for the past 30 years.

Nimmy is a research assistant at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Currently, she works as a research assistant on the REFUEL-MS research programme. Nimmy’s role involves exploring the social care needs and the lived experiences of people living with MS, particularly those from seldom heard groups, to inform the development of a digital intervention to ensure it is accessible and acceptable for a diverse range of people living with MS.

Nicole works as a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist for Guys and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust in London. For the last 15 years Nicole’s outpatient clinic has provided specialist neuro-occupational therapy intervention for people with sub-acute, chronic, and progressive neurological conditions. Specialist input focuses on intervention for people with upper limb deficits, including weakness and movement disorders, and support and advice for fatigue management, relating to their neurological condition.

In this webinar you will learn more about MS fatigue and possible strategies to cope with it and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions!