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Multiple Sclerosis

Description

The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic is a patient-centered, interdisciplinary team of professionals who provide management and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders. Additionally, the clinic conducts cutting edge clinical and laboratory research with local partners, such as Western University and Robarts Institute, and in collaboration with national and international research partners.

There are currently three Multiple Sclerosis specialists running their clinics and offering patient-centered care for people living with Multiple Sclerosis. The clinic is supported by inter-disciplinary care practiioners and fellows; residents often rotate through these clinics. Additionally, there is an MS cognitive clinic which focuses on cognitive impairment associated with MS; this is the only clinic of its kind in Canada. Faculty often conduct clinical research in different aspects of the disease and its management

Training Opportunities

Residents

During scheduled academic half-days, neurology residents will demyelinating disease topics including:

Core Topics

  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Management of MS
  • Other demyelinating diseases

Special Topics

  • Basic neuroscience: current concepts of MS pathogenesis
  • Basic neuroscience: imaging in demyelinating diseases
  • Neuropathology: MS and other demyelinating diseases

Learn more about CNS Residency programs.

Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship

Afilliated Physicians: Drs. Casserley, Kremenchutzky, and Morrow

phone: 519-663-3672
fax: 519-663-3982
London Health Sciences Centre
University Hospital
339 Windermere Road
London Ontario Canada
N6A 5A5

Fellowship application information.

Postdoctoral, Graduate, and Undergraduate

Faculty members working in MS provide opportunities to conduct both clinical and research fellowships. Dr. Morrow and Dr. Kremenchutzky both also supervise undergraduate medical students, and graduate students. CNS offers training opportunities for residents in multiple sclerosis research. Opportunities for MSc, PhD, and Postdoctoral candidates are also available upon request. Dr. Kremenchutzky advises postdoctoral fellows studying immunology markers in MS, part of the microbiome and FMT MS project. Dr. Morrow has supervised multiple postdoctoral researchers in their MS research.

Research Opportunities

If you are interested in conducting research on multiple sclerosis or are interested in assisting in ongoing research by our faculty, visit their bio pages for information on their specific research interests and how to get in touch.

Recent Multiple Sclerosis Publications

Morrow SA, Rosehart H, Johnson AM. The effect of Fampridine-SR on cognitive fatigue in a randomized double-blind crossover trial in patients with MS. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2017 Jan;11:4-9. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2016.10.011. Epub 2016 Nov 4. PMID: 28104253

Hanna J, Santo JB, Blair M, Smolewska K, Warriner E, Morrow SA. Comparing depression screening tools in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS). Rehabil Psychol. 2017 Feb;62(1):20-24. doi: 10.1037/rep0000115. Epub 2016 Dec 5. PMID: 27918176

Metz LM, Li DKB, Traboulsee AL, Duquette P, Eliasziw M, Cerchiaro G, Greenfield J, Riddehough A, Yeung M, Kremenchutzky M, Vorobeychik G, Freedman MS, Bhan V, Blevins G, Marriott JJ, Grand'Maison F, Lee L, Thibault M, Hill MD, Yong VW; Minocycline in MS Study Team. Trial of Minocycline in a Clinically Isolated Syndrome of Multiple Sclerosis. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 1;376(22):2122-2133. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1608889. PMID: 28564557

Budhram A, Parvathy S, Kremenchutzky M, Silverman M. Breaking down the gut microbiome composition in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2017 Apr;23(5):628-636. doi: 10.1177/1352458516682105. Epub 2016 Dec 12. PMID:27956557

Faculty

Neurologists