Joelle Massouh is currently the Senior Multiple Sclerosis nurse at the Nehme and Therese Tohme Multiple Sclerosis Center, American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), in Beirut, Lebanon. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the American University of Beirut in 2007 along with a minor in Psychology. Ms. Massouh was awarded the Henriette Sabra Women’s Auxiliary Award for academic achievement, professional integrity, and contribution to professional and university life. She is a member of the Lebanese Order of Nurses since 2007 and a member of the Chi Iota Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing. As part of her clinical training, she has worked with various populations of patients across the health-illness continuum. Her professional experience includes working with adult patients suffering from diverse neurological disorders including Multiple Sclerosis at AUBMC.
Ms. Massouh joined the AUBMC MS Center since its inauguration and has since dedicated her professional experience to working exclusively with MS patients. She is certified in administering chemotherapy, and is a member of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN). Ms. Massouh is the first nurse and healthcare professional in the Middle East to be double certified as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse (MSCN) by the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Board (MSNICB), and as a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS) by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). She has attended several national and international conferences and workshops in the field of MS. She has also presented many talks, specifically on MS nursing, to nurses, healthcare professionals, and patients at various national and regional congresses and training workshops.
Ms. Massouh frequently participates in activities and campaigns aimed at promoting awareness on MS in the community. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing, focusing on Neurology with a clinical interest in the Multiple Sclerosis patient population. This year she was invited to become an international delegate/board member representing the Middle East on the MSNICB, which was established by the IOMSN to develop criteria for certification and re-certification and administer the Certification Examination for Multiple Sclerosis Nurses.”