Digital Literacy and Telemedicine in MS Nursing
Free Webinar, 16:00-17:00 CEST
Nurses and allied health professionals play vital roles in the treatment and care of people living with multiple sclerosis. This webinar is designed for nurse practitioners and registered nurses interested in learning more about digital strategies in their work with MS patients.
The event is part of ECTRIMS’ three-part series on MS Treatment and Care Strategies for Nursing & Allied Health Professionals.
*This is a free event. Registration is required.
About the Speakers:
- Francesco Pastore (Phd, MSc, Rn) is Professor of Nursing at the University of Bari (Italy), where he teachers evidence-based nursing, and has been specialising in MS nursing care for over 15 years. He is President of the Italian Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Society, is a member of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and a former ECTRIMS Nursing Fellowship Recipient (2018–19).
Mr. Pastore has a specific skillset in the management of disease-modifying treatments (DMTs) for multiple sclerosis, having participated as a study nurse in nearly all the experimental studies of the main MS drugs. During his ECTRIMS Fellowship, he developed a telemedicine project called SMcare2.0.
- Denise Bruen (MSN), a Virginia, U.S. native, is an Adult Nurse Practitioner, board certified as well as a certified Multiple Sclerosis nurse. She specialises in caring for those living with MS. She has been a Nurse Practitioner at the University of Virginia since 2004 and has worked at the Multiple Sclerosis clinic since 2010. In addition, she is the Medical Director for the MS Clinic.In 2020 Ms. Bruen started her term as President of the IOMSN, a group she has been involved with since 2012. Ms. Bruen has spoken multiple times for IOMSN regional meetings as well as at CMSC annual meetings.
About the Moderator:
Paru Naik joined the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Trust in 2019. An experienced senior healthcare leader in the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom for over 20 years working in many NHS organisations nationwide. Paru is accustomed to managing and reviewing many healthcare services both operationally and strategically. She has also worked on many service improvement, transformation and change projects and understands the challenges.
Paru really enjoys working at the MS Trust, where she uses her experience gained from front line work in the NHS to make a real difference to MS services, MS health professionals and most importantly people living with MS.