Colleen Harris

Colleen Harris is the Nurse Co-ordinator/Nurse Practitioner of the University of Calgary MS Clinic, where she has been involved in multi-disciplinary care for much of her nursing career. She completed a diploma-nursing program at Foothills Hospital and later obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in nursing, as well as a post Masters Nurse Practitioner Certificate through the University of Calgary. She holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment with the faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. She sat on the Alberta MS Special Therapies Review Panel for 13 years and gave input on the approval and funding of new MS Therapies. Her interests specific to MS include intrathecal baclofen therapy, pain management, health outcomes research, and nursing education. Colleen, along with several of her MS nursing colleagues from North America, Europe and Australia, was involved in the creation of the International Organization of MS nurses (IOMSN) and is one of the past presidents of this organization. She has been active in committee and project work with the Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC) for 16 years and is a past president of this organization.