Lecture Overview

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is known to cause severe muscle spasms and stiffness, resulting in significant pain and even fractures for people living with MS. Evidence is investigating whether medicinal marijuana may be an effective treatment option for these symptoms. This session reveals what is known about these potential benefits.


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Tim O'Maley

Tim O'Maley has been working in Neurosciences for over 26 years in hospital, community and not for profit sectors. He developed a special interest in MS in the mid 90’s, developing an Immunotherapy support service at PA Hospital Brisbane before moving to the MS Clinic RBWH. He was then fortunate enough to gain a position setting up the service development of the Youngcare Project for Wesley Mission Brisbane, before moving on to his current position with MS Qld as Manager Specialist Education & Clinical Services 9 years ago. He is contracted as an MS Nurse Practitioner to the MS Clinic, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and the Mater Hospital Centre for Neurosciences. Tim has served as Qld State Delegate for ANNA and MSNA, Editor Australasian Journal of Neuroscience, President and Vice President MSNA and Australian delegate to the IOMSN. In 2009 he was granted endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner. See Educator Profile


8 Total Rating(s)
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stuart Chalmer
08 May 2019

fascinating lecture both personally as a person who has a spinal cord injury and professionally as nurse interested in specialising in dementia and neurodegenerative disease palliation.

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Margaret Wubbels
03 Feb 2019

This was a truly interesting lecture. I have learned a great deal about MS and its progression and the use of marijuana only in specific circumstances.

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Penelope McCann
08 Jan 2019

Engaging lecturer

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Jillian Carrier
14 Nov 2018

Excellent presentation, knowledgeable and up to date information

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MarkRigby MarkRigby
14 Nov 2018

Good . Important for patients and healt care workers to undertake this education