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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
1.30-5.30pm:  How to pass the Exit Exam.

Time Title Speaker
1.30pm Registration  
2.00pm Introduction Simon Shorvon and Tabish Saifee
Investigations session
2.10pm Neuroradiology Hoskote Chadrashekar
2.50pm Neurophysiology (EMG and EEG) Kevin Shields
3.30pm Comfort break  
Clinical session
3.50pm Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroinflammation Declan Chard
4.10pm Abnormal fundus James Acheson
4.30pm Peripheral neuropathy and muscle Matt Evans
4.50pm Movement Disorders
Tabish Saifee 
5.10pm Neuro-autonomics Gordon Ingle
Q&A and Close  
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