Date: 02 Nov 2023 to 03 Nov 2023

Queen Square Multiple Sclerosis Course

Venue: 33 Queen Square Lecture Theatre – Institute of Neurology, London, WC1N 3BG


Event Notes:

The Queen Square MS Centre team have designed this two-day course as an update, accessible to both specialists and non-specialists (including trainees, GPs and allied healthcare professionals).

Course Directors

Professor Ahmed Toosy and Dr Declan Chard, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Course Summary and Outline

Over the past few years there have been substantial changes in our understanding of and exciting developments in the management of multiple sclerosis (MS). Many clinicians will have contact with people with MS but, with increasing diagnostic and treatment complexities, MS management may be daunting or overwhelming for non-MS specialists. This course will cover key clinical issues that healthcare professionals seeing people with MS may encounter, and provide a framework and rationale for investigation and management of people who may have, or who have an established diagnosis of, MS.

Sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Clinically and radiologically isolated syndromes
  • Pathology of MS
  • Pathophysiology of MS
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of MS
  • Neuroimaging in MS
  • Infections and vaccinations
  • Clinical course and prognosis in MS
  • First line disease modifying treatments
  • Multi-disciplinary team management
  • MS Nursing Services
  • Neuropsychology of MS
  • Pregnancy in MS
  • DMT escalation
  • Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders (aquaporin and MOG syndromes)
  • Urogenital dysfunction in MS
  • Spasticity management
  • Pain management