UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Cancelled: Neurology 2020: leading edge neurology for the practising clinician

This course has been cancelled. The 2021 dates will be added here as soon as these have been confirmed.


The course is designed for Consultants and senior trainees in neurology and other neuroscience specialties, from the UK, Europe and worldwide, and aims to provide a practical update on the hospital management of neurological diseases. The focus of the course is on everyday neurological practice which will include lectures and a CPC. The course will be didactic, but also entertaining and informative, and will be accompanied by a detailed course book providing extensive background material and papers. 

The course takes place in the Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square



• Clinical Case discussion

• MRI quiz

• A course book providing speaker profiles

12 CPD points applied for with the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians for the main course

Thursday and Friday Course fees:
Consultant and associate specialists: £225 for 2 days OR £155 per day.
Clinical trainees and research fellows: £155 for 2 days OR £95 per day.

UCL and UCLH staff: £125 for 2 days

Students: £60 for 2 days

Wednesday 1st April - Pre-Course Symposium: Preparing for the Speciality Certificate Exam

Course Fee: £70 for half day course

Venue: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, WC1N 3BG

Programme:  1pm - 5.30pm

1.00 - 1.05pm Dr Tabish Saifee - Welcome
1.05 - 1.40pm Dr Robert Pitceathly - Mitochondrial diseases in neurology
1.40 - 2.15pm Dr Wojtek Rakowicz  - Diagnosing peripheral neuropathies
2.15 - 2.50pm Dr Fahmida Chowdhury - Localisation in epilepsy
2.50 - 3.20pm Break                                                                                                                                                                                                              

3.20 - 3.55pm Dr Simon Freilich - Nerve conduction and EMG
3.55 - 4.30pm Dr Arvind Chandratheva - Acute stroke differentials and management
4.30-5.05pm TBC                                                                                                                                                         

5.05-5.10pm Dr Tabish Saifee - Close



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. A list of participants names and level (consultant, registrar etc) will be provided to all sponsors at the meeting.




Thursday 2nd April 2020


Registration and coffee



Dr Tabish Saifee
09:30 – 10:05

The Romance of Neurology - Prize lecture

Professor Andrew Lees
10:05 – 10:40

Nutritional neuropathies

Professor Lionel Ginsberg
10:40 – 11:15Break 
11:15 – 11:50

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Professor Alex Sinclair
11:50 – 12:25Genomic neurologyProfessor Huw Morris
12:25 – 13:25Lunch 
13:25 – 14:00MRI quizDr Chandrashekar Hoskote
14:00 – 14:35

Palliative care for the neurologist

Professor David Oliver
14:35 – 15:10

Managing spasticity

Dr Rachel Farrell
15:10 – 15:40


15:40 – 16:15

Movement disorders video session

Professor Kailash Bhatia
16:15 – 16:50


16:50 – 17:35CPCDr Zane Jaunmuktane & Dr Jasper Morrow
17.35 - 18.10Break 
18.10 - 19.05Clinical cases and prize

Selected trainees

Friday 3rd April 2020

8.30Registration and coffee 
09:15 – 09:50

Immune checkpoint inhibitors and CAR-T cell therapy for the neurologist

Professor Emma Morris
09:50 – 10:25

The swollen disc

Dr Gordon Plant
10:25 – 10:55Break 
10:55 – 11:30

The role of imaging for nerve and muscle disorders 

Dr Sachit Shah
11:30 – 12:05

Cerebral microbleeds: what the neurologist needs to know

Professor David Werring


Are you a trainee or new consultant and do you have an interesting case in neurology? Submit an abstract for selection to be presented at the Queen Square Leading Edge Neurology conference this year to d.blundred@ucl.ac.uk. Cases should be informative for a general neurology audience and have a definitive diagnosis. 
Deadline for submission is Friday 28th February. Authors of selected cases will be invited to present the case with slides on stage at the conference on Thursday 2nd April. Selected cases will attract a discount of 50% on registration. The best presented case will win a prize.

Course Lecturers


ACNR report on Neurology 2015

Neurology 2015 booklet

Neurology 2016 booklet

Neurology 2017 booklet