UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


The Hot Brain - Climate Change and Neuroscience

18 May 2023, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

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Climate change is here. What does it mean for the neuroscience community and people with neurological conditions, and for those working in neurological healthcare? The purpose of this one day hybrid conference is to raise awareness, share knowledge and discuss and promote action around the impacts of climate change across the spectrum of neuroscience, from basic biology to adaptation, with presentations from a wide range of experts. Climate change is already affecting our lives: this conference aims to begin dialogues on how we can respond in neuroscience.

Event Information

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Professor Sanjay Sisodiya


Kennedy Lecture Theatre
Institute of Child Health - Main Building
30 Guildford Street

Topics will include:

  • Lived Experience: Dravet Syndrome
  • Climate Change: an introduction to the science
  • Brain gene expression changes with temperature
  • How the human body copes with heat
  • Climate, buildings, health: adapting residential care
  • Climate Change: the health cost
  • Temperature effects and in vitro models
  • Neurology in the heat of Spain
  • The psychology of climate action
  • Lived Experience: alternating hemiplegia of childhood
  • Climate Change and the spread of disease
  • Temperature effects in animal models
  • Neurology in the Philippines, a climate-challenged country
  • Climate Change and cities: what can we expect?
  • The Greener NHS plan: now and tomorrow
  • What can we do as health professionals?

Please note that this is a Hybrid meeting, online & in person at Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health - Main Building, 30 Guildford Street, London, WC1N 1EH.

We encourage all delegates attending in person to considering calculating emissions related to their travel and consider offsetting emissions associated with your travel

Electronic posters from delegates will be considered and should be submitted to: s.sisodiya@ucl.ac.uk

The course is accredited with 6 Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (RCP) CPD points.