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Neurology 2016: leading edge neurology for the practising clinician

Wednesday 30th March 2016
Pre-Course Symposium

Venue: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Time: 12.00-5.30pm

This symposium is designed for trainees and research fellows to assist in preparing for the neurology training exit examination.

Lectures will given in the following seven areas, and in addition a series of sample questions will be circulated in advance of the meeting, and the results discussed during the lecture:

  • MRI imaging
  • Nerve Conduction and EMG studies
  • Sorting out dementia
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Hyperkinetic movement disorders
  • Less common stroke syndromes
  • Localising nerve lesions

A comprehensive course book will be provided

(This provisional programme may be subject to change)

Thursday 31st March – Friday 1st April 2016

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

Thursday 31st March 2016

Time Title
9.00 - 9.40 Registration and coffee  
9.40 Welcome Professor M Hanna
9.45 - 11.30 Topic 1:  Approaches to treatment of advanced neurological disease
Chair: Professor M Hanna
9.45 Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
Professor A Schapira
10.20 Treatment of intractable epilepsy
Professor S Shorvon
10.55 Indications for the surgical treatment of cranio-cervical junction
Mr D Choi
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee  
12.00 Nobel lecture: Hippocampal function
Professor J O’Keefe
12.30 Video session: Sleep disorders 
Professor M Walker
13.05 - 14.00
14.00 – 16.15 Topic 2:  The clinical applications of neurogenetics 
Chair: Dr T Saifee
14.00 The genetic methodologies and their application in the clinic
Professor H Houlden
14.45 The impact of pharmacogenetics in the neurological clinics Professor N Wood
15.30 Channelopathies in the clinic Professor M Hanna
16.15-16.45 Tea  
16.45-18.15 Topic 3:  The clinical applications of neuroimmunology  
Chair: Dr M Lunn
16.45 Update on diagnosis and management in paraneoplastic diseases affecting the nervous system 
Dr J Rees
17.30 Update on diagnosis and management of non-neoplastic autoimmune disorders affecting the nervous system 
Dr M Lunn
18.15 Reception  

Friday 1st April 2016

Time Title Speaker
8:00 - 8:45
8:45 - 11:00 Topic 4:   Organisation of neurology services
Chair: Professor J Duncan
8.45 The design and delivery of stroke services
Dr N Losseff
9.30 The changing landscape of specialist training   
Dr P Jarman
10.15 Overcoming the challenges of specialist commissioning in neurology
Professor J Duncan
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee  
11.30 April Fools Day Debate, Battle of the Geraints:
Neurology and psychiatry should be a single discipline
For – Professor G Rees
Against -  Dr G Fuller
Professor S Shorvon (chair), Professor G Rees, Dr G Fuller
12.05 CPC Dr M Lunn and Professor M Walker
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch  
13:45  - 16:00 Topic 5:‘Where diagnosis is difficult’
Chair: Dr A Leff
13.45 Progressive weakness and wasting 
Dr K Sidle
14.30 Dizziness and vertigo 
Professor L Luxon
15.15 Changes in personality, language and behaviour 
Dr A Leff
16:00 – 16:30 Tea  
16:30 – 17:50 Topic 6: The impact of new neuroimaging techniques in the neurological clinic
Chair: Professor T Yousry
16.30 The optimal approaches to neurovascular imaging and the indications for intravascular treatment 
Dr T Solbach
17.10 New imaging modalities – what is their clinical role?
Professor T Yousry