Multiple Sclerosis

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Multiple sclerosis has become a treatable disease but the treatments are not cures and bring risk. MS has clearly defined diagnostic criteria but remains largely a retrospective diagnosis. MRI is seen by non-specialists as the gold standard for diagnosis but it lacks sensitivity and specificity.

The new treatments have made MS a sub specialty for some neurologists but everyone with MS should have contact with their GP. The link with specialist care varies between general neurology and MS specialists in tertiary care, but there remain many people diagnosed with MS who have no regular specialist contact.

What will this session cover?

The key distinctions between relapsing and progressive MS, and the limits of certainty of those diagnoses, together with management options, particularly those impinging on primary care, will be presented.

Extra features

  • The webinar will also include a dedicated Q&A session and links to helpful resources
  • The webinar fee includes 30 day on-demand access to the video recording and presentation slides
  • Booking this webinar will give you a 10% discount for BMJ Learning

Individual fee: £35

Other series topics include:

Part 2) Transient Ischaemic Attack. Wednesday 29 March 2017

Part 3) Medically Unexplained Symptoms. Wednesday 5 April 2017

 

Course Details

Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017

Start Time: 8pm

End Time: 9pm

Audience: GPs (all grades)

Location: Webinar

Course Benefits:

CPD Certificate of participation

30 day access to webinar recording

Includes speaker presentation slides

Flexible distance learning

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Dr Giles Elrington

Dr Giles Elrington :

Medical Director and Consultant Neurologist, National Migraine Centre

Giles Elrington qualified at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1980 and has been consultant neurologist at Barts Health NHS Trust since 1993. From 1993 to 2001 he was also consultant neurologist in Colchester. Since 2001 he has had a portfolio career. Regular NHS sessions include clinical research mainly in MS, general and botulinum toxin clinics at Southend General Hospital, a primary care based clinic for Mid-Essex PCT and until 2011 a headache clinic at the London Hospital. From 2011 he has been part time Medical Director of the National Migraine Centre. He has a private practice in Colchester and London. Dr Elrington is a general neurologist with particular interest in headache, multiple sclerosis, rehabilitation and neuropsychiatry.