UCL Institute of Neurology


Neurology 2017: leading edge neurology for the practising clinician

The emphasis of the course is on modern treatment and management approaches in the clinical setting, both routine and specialist.  The course is taught via lectures, video sessions, a CPC and a debate, and intends to be didactic but also entertaining and informative.  The faculty consists of largely Queen Square clinicians who are the British leaders in their fields. A central feature too is our annual ‘Prize’ lecture in which a high profile speaker from Queen Square will give a talk. CPD points applied for.


Wednesday 29th March 2017

Pre-Course Symposium: Preparing for the Speciality Certificate Exam

Venue: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Time: 1-5.30pm

(This programme may be subject to change)

12.35 Registration

13.00 Introduction Dr Tabish Saifee and Prof Simon Shorvon
13.05 When it’s not multiple sclerosis - Dr Siobhan Leary
13.35 Peripheral nerve syndromes - Dr Aisling Carr
14.05 Autoimmune and paraneoplastic encephalitis -Dr Michael Zandi
14.35 Tea/coffee break
15.00  Epilepsy syndromes - Prof Simon Shorvon
15.30 Genetic ataxias – how do I differentiate them? Prof Henry Houlden
16.00 The abnormal pupil - Dr Fion Bremner
16.30 Gems and nuggets for the exam - Dr Tabish Saifee
17.00 Close

A specially prepared book of revision notes and sample questions will be given to all delegates - invaluable tips for those preparing for the Speciality Certificate Exam.

PROGRAMME 30th & 31st March 2017

Venue: Logan Hall, Institute of Education, Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL


Time Title Speaker
8.00 - 9.45
9.50 Introduction Mike Hanna & Tabish Saifee
10.00 - 10.35 HIV for the Neurologist Rob Miller
10.35 – 11.10 How do I manage my patient with difficult headache? Manjit Matharu
11.10 - 11.40 Coffee  
11.40 - 12.15 Caught on camera - epilepsy videos Matthew Walker
12.15 - 12.45 Prize lecture John Hardy
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch  
14.00 - 14.35 Paediatric movement disorders Manju Kurian
14.35 - 15.10 Neurometabolic disorders for the adult neurologist Robin Lachmann
15.10 – 15.40 Tea  
15. 40 – 16.15 How do I interpret these neuropsychometric tests? Jason Warren
16.15 – 16.50 How do I interpret the nerve conduction studies and EMG? Martin Koltzenburg
16.50 – 17.00 Break  
17.00 – 18.15 Managing Chronic Migraine* with BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin Type A)

Satellite sponsored by Allergan
17.00 -17.05
Dr Manjit Matharu
BOTOX® mode of action; more than just a paralytic?
Dr Anna Andreou, Director of Headache Research & Academic, Kings College London & Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust

17.35 - 18.00
Evidence in Chronic Migraine; what have we learnt?
Dr Manjit Matharu, UCLH
18.05 -18.15
Q & A
18.15 – 19.00 Drinks and snacks  
19.00 – 20.30 Clinical case discussions (5 in all)   


Time Title Speaker
8.25-9.00 Diagnosis of coma Robin Howard
9.00 – 9.35 Acute Neurology – what should our service look like Chris Turner
9.35 – 10.10 Update on treatment of acute stroke David Werring
10.10 - 10.45 Improving care for people with neurological conditions - the commissioners viewpoint Nicholas Losseff
10.45 – 11.30 Coffee  
11.30 – 12.05 MRI Quiz –spot diagnosis Dr Indran Davagnanam
12.05 -  12.40 CPC Mary Reilly and Jeremy Chataway
12.40 – 13.15 How do I manage my patient with difficult Myasthenia Gravis? Dimitri Kullmann
13.15 – 13.50 What do I need to know about deep brain stimulation? Tom Foltynie
13.50-14.30 End of course snacks and coffee  

Sponsors: Allergan Ltd (Platinum), Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited (Platinum), Teva UK Limited, Genzyme Therapeutics Ltd

This meeting is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Industry with the presence of exhibition stands, All sponsors have had no input to the content of the meeting