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Pregnancy Workshop

When: Tuesday 24 May, from 1:15pm to 2:15pm  

Where: via Zoom 

Pregnancy and MS 

Our May workshop is all about Pregnancy and MS. Hosted on behalf of MS-UK by Dr Ruth Dobson, a Consultant Neurologist that has provided a substantial amount of research towards MS and related neurological disorders. She has also researched into and written about pregnancy and MS in a variety of different publications. 

This workshop covers the guidelines established in one of the publications Dr Ruth Dobson has written and published back in 2018. ‘The consensus on pregnancy in Multiple Sclerosis’, a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The purpose for this consensus was to outline the guidance for pregnant people with MS and the treatment they receive for their MS during their time of pregnancy, and to provide information about the options and choices expectant parents have in terms of counselling, pregnancy management, delivery and anaesthetic options, postpartum advice, and disease-modifying drug treatments. 

If you would like to have a read, it can be seen here.

In this presentation, Dr Dobson will cover the main areas from the guidelines which include;

  • Pregnancy counselling
  • Management during pregnancy
  • Delivery and anaesthetic options
  • Postpartum advice
  • Disease-modifying drug treatments

If you can’t make the session live, don’t worry as we will be recording the presentation and will make it available to watch again for all those registering in advance.

We have a suggested donation of £5 for this information session, but you can make a donation of your choosing from £1 to attend.

If you would like to know more about this session or would like help registering, please email register@ms-uk.org.

About Dr Ruth Dobson 

Ruth is a Consultant Neurologist with extensive experience in multiple sclerosis and related disorders. Her current research projects include the role of the Epstein Barr virus in MS, and a multi-centre pharmacovigilance study in MS. She is also studying the role of modifiable factors such as vitamin D in the development of MS and its subsequent complications and is currently working on the development of a pre-symptomatic high-risk register. 

 Ruth studied at Clare College Cambridge before graduating with distinction in clinical sciences from University College London. She completed her PhD in 2013, having received funding from the Guarantors of Brain and an MS Society/ABN Clinical Research fellowship for this work. She has been awarded numerous scholarships and has presented her work widely at national and international level. She has published widely in the field of neurology and has over 50 publications in peer review journals.