Neuroimmunology (MS) Fellowship, Vancouver (BC) Canada

Supervisor: Dr. Virginia Devonshire MD FRCPC

Program Description

The UBC MS/NMO Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic located in the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health which brings together experts in the fields of neuroscience, neurology and psychiatry into a hub for training, research and clinical care. This hub of discovery focuses on advancing patient care through providing a multidisciplinary learning and training environment with access to advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies. This facility and the UBC MS/NMO Clinic provide an integrated approach to patient care through facilitating collaboration among clinicians and scientists marking a new era of scientific discovery that will aid in accelerating transforming new knowledge into practical solutions that will improve quality of life and lengthen patient’s lives.

Our program includes 4 staff neurologists, a clinic of 7000 active patients and multiple research programs including imaging, epidemiology, genetics, neuro-ethics, pathology and immunology. The UBC MS/NMO Clinic is actively involved and committed in teaching and mentoring medical students, residents and fellows who will become future MS specialists.

  • 1-2 years clinical fellowship, funding arranged
  • Combined clinical/research training tailored to Fellow’s interests
  • Ongoing collaboration opportunities

MS Fellowship

Our goals for an MS fellowship at UBC are to develop expertise in:

  • Clinical Training
    • Diagnosis of MS and to differentiate it from common mimics
    • The pharmacotherapy for disease modification and symptom management, including oral, SC, IM and IV therapies
    • Multidisciplinary care approach including rehabilitation medicine, neuro-ophthalmology, sexual health and urology
    • Outreach clinic participation
    • Community outreach programs (patient information workshops)
  • Education
    • Weekly
      • Our UBC MS Program provides multidisciplinary training through weekly ongoing UBC MS Connect Education Sessions.
        • Local and visiting fellow/student and researchers led rotating weekly journal clubs, presentation, workshops, “Bench to Bedside” sessions and clinician/fellow mentor presentation/journal club sessions
        • Sessions foster ongoing enrichment and collaboration among clinicians, researchers and trainees in UBC MS Program
      • Departmental Grand Rounds
      • Neuroradiology Rounds Case Discussions
    • Yearly
      • Fellows will have support to attend academic meetings related to MS and/or NMO
  • Research
    • Research design and conduct
    • Clinical trials including: Tri-council ethics certification, good clinical practice guidelines, budget development, recruitment, standardized assessments, adverse event assessment and reporting
    • Opportunities in research programs including imaging, epidemiology, genetics, neuroethics, pathology and immunology


Michelle Eisner | Program Coordinator UBC MS Connect Education Program | University of British Columbia
S195-2211 Wesbrook Mall | Vancouver, British Columbia, V6T 2B5
Phone: (604) 827-3111 |