UCL Institute of Neurology


Neurology 2017: leading edge neurology for the practising clinician

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

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

Revision sessions will focus on the following areas:

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

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.


Wednesday 29th March 2017

Pre-Course Symposium

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

(This provisional programme may be subject to change)

13.00 Introduction Tabish Saifee and Simon Shorvon
13.05 Epilepsy syndromes Simon Shorvon
13.35 Peripheral nerve syndromes Matt Evans
14.05 Autoimmune and paraneoplastic encephalitis Bettina Balint
14.35 Tea/coffee break
15.00 When it’s not multiple sclerosis Siobhan Leary
15.30 Genetic ataxias – how do I differentiate them? Henry Houlden
16.00 The failing pupil Fion Brenner
16.30 Gems and nuggets for the exam Tabish Saifee
17.00 Close

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME 30th & 31st March 2017


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 Satellite
18.15 – 19.00 Drinks and snacks
19.00 – 20.30 Clinical case discussions (5 in all) Panel


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 Katherine Mizkiel
12.05 -  12.40 CPC Mike Lunn
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