UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


31st Head Group Meeting 

“Understanding Normal and Abnormal Development of Head Structures" Closing with the Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture


The Meeting will take place on Friday 25th January 2019 in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and will conclude with the Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture given by Prof. Sarah Guthrie, Developmental Neuroscience, University of Sussex, UK, seminar title "Travelling axons, moving eyes”.

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PDF final programme click here


Please see further information about this event below:

Background of Meeting

Following the 1987 BSDB Meeting on "Craniofacial Development" organized by Peter Thorogood and Cheryll Tickle, the organizers and other colleagues (Andrew Lumsden, Mark Ferguson, Gudrun Moore, Alisdair Ivens, Julian Lewis and Gillian Morriss-Kay) decided to start holding annual informal meetings to increase communication between laboratories working on various aspects of the development of the head, to offer the opportunity to young scientists to present their work in a friendly and stimulating environment and promote collaborative research. The group has met annually since 1989, and the initial number of participants, about 20 people, rose very rapidly through word of mouth with more groups asking to be included in the mailing list. Over the last few years there have always been over one hundred people attending the Meeting.


Oral Presentations: If you wish to present your work (20 minutes slot, 15 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes discussion), please register by filling out the appropriate section on this booking page and then emailing the title and abstract of your presentation and your full affiliation to Susan Lloyd by 14th December 2018. Please remember that slots are allocated on a "first come first serve basis". Hence, early registration is recommended. 


The registration fee for the 2019 meeting is £28 and includes a programme, refreshment breaks, lunch and event administration.. Payment to be made in advance either by IDT (for UCL members only) or by credit/debit card. 

Payments can cover the contribution for all the participants from the same laboratory, but full names of all registrants must be provided. You are welcome to email Susan Lloyd expressing your interest in attending, but please note that registration is complete only upon payment.

Cheque and IDJ/IDT payments

If you would like to pay using a cheque or an IDT/IDJ, please contact Susan Lloyd.

Credit/Debit payments

To pay using a credit/debit card, please use the online registration form which can be found using the link below. Receipts of payments will be available to print at the end of the purchase. Please make sure you do this as we will not be able to resend receipts. 

Registration deadline is Monday 7th January 2019.

Date and Location of Meeting

Date of meeting:

25th January 2019

Location of meeting:

Kennedy Lecture Theatre

UCL Institute of Child Health

30 Guilford Street

London, WC1N 1EH

Directions to the Institute Journey planner

Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture

The 2019 Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture will be given by

Prof. Sarah Guthrie, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK

Seminar Title: "Travelling axons, moving eyes”

Past Head Group Meetings

Copies of the progammes of previous Head Group meetings:

30th HGM Programme (2018)

29th HGM Programme (2017)

28th HGM Programme (2016)

27th HGM Programme (2015)

26th HGM Programme (2014)

25th HGM Programme (2013)

24th HGM Programme (2012)

23rd HGM Programme (2011)

21st HGM Programme (2009)

20th HGM Programme (2008)