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Neurology 2015: leading edge neurology for the practising clinician

Wednesday 25th March 2015

Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square
2.00-5.30pm:  How to pass the Exit Exam.

Thursday 26 – Friday 27 March 2015

Venue: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London

Thursday 26 March 2015

Time Title
8:00 - 8:40 Registration and coffee  
8.40 Welcome Professor M Hanna
8:45 - 11:00 Topic 1:  Leading edge therapy in acute neurology Chair: Professor S Shorvon
8.45 What's new in Guillain Barré? 
Dr R Howard
9.30 The modern treatment of meningitis in hospital practice 
Dr S Farmer
10.15 Advances in therapy of acute seizures and status epilepticus Professor S Shorvon
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee  
11.30 Nobel lecture: Membrane fusion and its implications for neurology   
Professor J Rothman
12.05 Video session: Eye movements and their disorders Dr G Plant
12:45 - 13.45
13:45 – 16:00 Topic 2:  Clinical approach to neuromuscular disease
Chair: Professor D Kullmann
13:45 Approach to diagnosis and management  of peripheral neuropathy Professor M Reilly
14.30 Approach to diagnosis and management of muscle disease Professor M Hanna
15.15 Approach to diagnosis and management of diseases of the neuro-muscular junction Professor D Kullmann
16.00-16.30 Tea  
16:30-17:50 Topic 3:  Advanced therapy of headache and Parkinson’s disease  
Chair: Dr M Matharu
16.30 Management of migraine and other chronic headache syndromes Dr M Matharu
17:10 A pragmatic approach to treatment issues in early and late Parkinson’s disease
Professor K Bhatia
17.50 Reception  

Friday 27 March 2015

Time Title Speaker
8:00 - 8:45
8:45 - 11:00 Topic 4:    Where decisions about therapy are difficult Chair: Dr J Chataway
8.45 Balancing risk in the drug treatment of multiple sclerosis   
Dr J Chataway
9.30 The place of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the management of glioma Dr J Rees
10.15 Modern treatment of aneurysms and AVM
Miss J Grieve
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee  
11.30 Queen Square Town Hall meeting: Commissioning in Neurology
Professor S Shorvon (chair), Dr C Mummery, Dr Graham Venables
12.05 CPC Dr M Lunn
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch  
13:45  - 16:00 Topic 5:Neuropsychiatry and dementia Chair: Professor E Joyce
13.45 Assessing dementia in clinical practice    
Professor M Rossor
14.30 Neuropsychiatric disorders in Parkinson’s disease and their management 
Professor E Joyce
15.15 Prion disease - public health, CJD and therapy 
Professor J Collinge
16:00 – 16:30 Tea  
16:30 – 17:50 Topic 6:Advances in Stroke Chair: Dr D Werring
16.30 Advances and challenges in stroke Dr D Werring
17.10 Optimal management of TIA and stroke secondary to carotid atherosclerosis Professor M Brown