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Gavin Giovannoni
Works at Barts and The London
Attended Edenvale High School
Lives in Clapham Common South Side, London, United Kingdom
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GuestSpeak: MS Reporters scale-up their activity
MS Reporters 'shining example' of how everyday smartphone technology could empower thousands with long-term medical conditions A pioneering initiative by Shift.ms , an online charity for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), has been hailed by a leading NHS ...
MS Reporters 'shining example' of how everyday smartphone technology could empower thousands with long-term medical conditions A pioneering initiative by Shift.ms, an online charity for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), ...
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NewsSpeak & PoliticalSpeak: NICED twice in one week
NICE turns down daclizumab for MSers on the NHS. #NewsSpeak #PoliticalSpeak #MSBlog NICE have just published their appraisal consultation document for daclizumab and have not recommended it on the NHS within its marketing authorisation for
treating relapsin...
NICE turns down daclizumab for MSers on the NHS. #NewsSpeak #PoliticalSpeak #MSBlog NICE have just published their appraisal consultation document for daclizumab and have not recommended it on the NHS within its marketing a...
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#ClinicSpeak & #ThinkHand: Can I buy a 9-HPT?
How do you feel about paying for the cardboard 9-HPT? #ThinkHand #MSBlog #ClinicSpeak ‘Now that I can’t walk, my hands and arms have become my legs….’                                                                                a person with MS Since ECTR...
How do you feel about paying for the cardboard 9-HPT? #ThinkHand #MSBlog #ClinicSpeak ‘Now that I can’t walk, my hands and arms have become my legs….’ ...
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ResearchSpeak: ECTRIMS highlight ocrelizumab NEDA data
How important is rebaseling when assessing NEDA rates? Essential - just look at the stunning ocrelizumab NEDA data. #ECTRIMS2016 #ResearchSpeak #MSBlog "The poster below is another one of my ECTRIMS highlights. There is little doubt that ocrelizumab is a hi...
How important is rebaseling when assessing NEDA rates? Essential - just look at the stunning ocrelizumab NEDA data. #ECTRIMS2016 #ResearchSpeak #MSBlog "The poster below is another one of my ECTRIMS highlights. There is littl...
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NeuroSpeak: calling all MSologists and trainees
Why haven't you registered for the MS Trust Conference with your team from 6-7 November?  #MSTrust #NeuroSpeak #MSBlog "In a pioneering spirit the MS Trust decided to launch a new initiative. They wanted to bring MS teams together at their annual MS Trust c...
Why haven't you registered for the MS Trust Conference with your team from 6-7 November? #MSTrust #NeuroSpeak #MSBlog "In a pioneering spirit the MS Trust decided to launch a new initiative. They wanted to bring MS teams tog...
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BrainHealth & ResearchSpeak: cognitive reserve predicts outcome
ECTRIMS highlight: reduced brain reserve predicts clinical outcomes #BrainHealth #ResearchSpeak #ECTRIMS2016 "I have been banging on about cognitive reserve being a buffer against 'clinically apparent progressive disease' . The findings presented in the pos...
ECTRIMS highlight: reduced brain reserve predicts clinical outcomes #BrainHealth #ResearchSpeak #ECTRIMS2016 "I have been banging on about cognitive reserve being a buffer against 'clinically apparent progressive disease'. ...
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A Sudden,Thunder-like Headache in a Young Patient
A 25-year old female presented with a sudden onset of stabbing, occipital headache, which climaxed within a few seconds. She described it as the worst headache ever experienced. Maximal pain intensity continued for 2 minutes and then subsided but continued ...
A 25-year old female presented with a sudden onset of stabbing, occipital headache, which climaxed within a few seconds. She described it as the worst headache ever experienced. Maximal pain intensity continued for 2 minutes ...
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ClinicSpeak: not so NICE - alemtuzumab vs. cladribine
NICE is not so NICE; alemtuzumab is too expensive to use properly. #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch Could oral cladribine steal alemtuzumab's thunder?  #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "I naively discovered yesterday that NHS England will only be allowing u...
NICE is not so NICE; alemtuzumab is too expensive to use properly. #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch Could oral cladribine steal alemtuzumab's thunder? #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog #MSResearch "I naively discovered yesterday that ...
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ClinicSpeak & NeuroSpeak: inviting MSers to ECTRIMS
It is essential that we start to invite MSers to attend ECTRIMS #ECTRIMS2016 #MSBlog #ClinicSpeak #NeuroSpeak "Last week I took flak from suggesting we should allow MSers to attend ECTRIMS so that they can attend scientific sessions, hold their own parallel...
It is essential that we start to invite MSers to attend ECTRIMS #ECTRIMS2016 #MSBlog #ClinicSpeak #NeuroSpeak "Last week I took flak from suggesting we should allow MSers to attend ECTRIMS so that they can attend scientific s...
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ClinicSpeak & NeuroSpeak: MS Ireland & Brain Health
Brain Health and wellness in MS is all the rage. Good!  #BrainHealth #MSBlog #ClinicSpeak "I am in Cork at MS Ireland's annual meeting. The good news is that this year's meeting for HCPs and MSers is focusing on Brain Health and Wellness. It is very reassur...
Brain Health and wellness in MS is all the rage. Good! #BrainHealth #MSBlog #ClinicSpeak "I am in Cork at MS Ireland's annual meeting. The good news is that this year's meeting for HCPs and MSers is focusing on Brain Health...
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NeuroSpeak: HSCT in the UK
Is HSCT as a treatment for MS becoming mainstream in the UK? #NeuroSpeak #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog "The following meeting may be of interest to UK MSologists and pwMS. At least the UK MS community is taking HSCT seriously. With the plummeting mortality related t...
Is HSCT as a treatment for MS becoming mainstream in the UK? #NeuroSpeak #ClinicSpeak #MSBlog "The following meeting may be of interest to UK MSologists and pwMS. At least the UK MS community is taking HSCT seriously. With ...
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'When the Penny Drops': A Curious Case
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26 year-old Lithuanian man presented with
a six-year history of progressive lower limb symptoms including positive
sensory change, poor balance and deteriorating lower limb weakness. He stopped
running at the age of 22, ceased to walk the stairs at 24 and...
A 26 year-old Lithuanian man presented with a six-year history of progressive lower limb symptoms including positive sensory change, poor balance and deteriorating lower limb weakness. He stopped running at the age of 22, cea...
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Academic neurologist
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  • Barts and The London
    Professor of Neurology, 2006 - present
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Clinical academic dedicated to multiple sclerosis who loves food, wine, his family and running
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Older and wiser; or not!
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  • Edenvale High School
    1977 - 1981
  • University of the Witwatersrand
    Medicine & Surgery, 1982 - 1987
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