Multiple Sclerosis – Why it is no longer the end of the patient’s dreams

31st January 2018 7.00pm refreshments for 7.30pm start, approximate finish 9pm

John Lister Postgraduate Centre, Wexham Park Hospital (entrance 4) Slough SL3 6LY


Joela Matthews MRPharmS MFRPSII is Lead for the Neurosciences Team at Barts Health NHS Trust.  She is a highly specialised clinical pharmacist and is a member of the UK CPA and founding member of the Neuropharmacists Steering Group.  Joela has presented a variety of talks at a number of meetings and has worked with local and national Commissioners to apply for funding for high cost medications.

At the end of her talk, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the clinical features of multiple sclerosis
  2. Discuss the management of specific impairments and disabilities arising in multiple sclerosis (MS)
  3. Describe the role of disease modifying drugs, symptomatic treatments and therapies for MS
  4. Outline the disease modifying drugs that are currently in phase 3 trials and their place in therapy

Please book via the RPS website.

Note: This meeting is open to non-members and both members and non-members should be able to register via the RPS website under Thames Valley LPF. If anyone is having problems registering, please contact Jane Nicholson advising that they wish to attend ( and indicating whether they would like refreshments.

Car Parking at the hospital – Entrance 4 is to the South side of the Hospital in Wexham Park Lane (marked psychiatry and maternity) off Church Lane.

Please note that the car park in front of the Postgraduate Centre has been dug up! The new parking instructions are to turn into Entrance 4 as before and then turn left into the pay and display car park on the left. The parking is £3.50 for 2 hours and £5.50 for 3 hours, exact money needed. From the entrance to the car park, walk across the road and you will see the Postgraduate Centre a few metres ahead and on the right.

Please note that Attendance Certificates will be provided on the evening following completion of an assessment form.