22th of March 2018, Third ParadigMS Symposium. The ParadigMS Foundation and the Belgian Study Group for Multiple Sclerosis (BSGMS) organised an interactive learning and networking experience. Here you can review one of the three lectures that were on the agenda: Lifestyle in MS
There is a complicated, bi-directional relation between lifestyle factors and multiple sclerosis (MS). Several studies examined the relationship between these factors and the development and/or worsening of MS, since better understanding of this relationship may pave the ways for possible preventive strategies. Patients have always sought ways to exercise some control on their illness, and lifestyle factors could be among the modifiable risk factors in MS.
In this presentation, we discuss associations between MS and sleeping abnormalities (e.g. sleep loss or deprivation), psychological stress, smoking, and alcohol use.
Dr. Mona Alkhawajah is currently a Consultant Neurologist at the Neurosciences Department of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh (KFSHRC-R), and is an Assistant Professor at Al Faisal University. . She has been the Program Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program at KFSHRC-R for almost 5 years.
Dr. Mona Alkhawajah received her Medical Degree from King Saud University, Riyadh. She then pursued her residency training in Neurology at KFSHRC-R. After obtaining her Saudi Board in Neurology, she completed her Fellowship in Neuroimmunology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. That was followed by another fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases at Vancouver General Hospital.
Minimum two MS experts collaborate to produce an educational slide deck. These slide decks are presented (live) to ParadigMS members, peer reviewed and updated.
The slide decks are published on the ParadigMS website “on behalf of ParadigMS”.
Based on the slide decks, publications are produced. These publications are peer reviewed and published as consensus publications.
Regional (fe: Scandinavian countries, Benelux, …) or national events where state-of-the-art science is transferred to general neurologists and other care givers (nurses, etc) that are confronted with MS in their day to day practice.
Webinars can complement the educational events.
The educational slide decks, events and webinars can be important building blocks of accredited educational programs.