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Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course

Course Directors: Dr Jeremy Rees 

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust & UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

The need for multidisciplinary working in neuro-oncology is well established but a common theme that will be addressed is the need for better understanding between core specialties within the Neuro-oncology Multidisciplinary Team.

To address this, this course has been designed for Trainees, Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists in the core specialities of neuro-oncology – Neurology, Neurosurgery, Clinical Oncology, Neuroradiology, Neuropathology and Palliative Care.

The Aims of the Course are:

  1. To introduce the basic principles and recent advances in Neuro-oncological treatments
  2. To develop a standardised approach to the diagnosis and classification of brain and spinal tumours using modern imaging, histopathology and molecular genetic techniques.
  3. To develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary management of patients with primary and metastatic brain and spine tumours, and other rarer tumours of the nervous system.
  4. To develop an understanding of the symptomatic management of the brain tumour patient with neurological symptoms, including palliative and end-of-life care and treatment related toxicity.
  5. To provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary discussion of common and rare cases


The course will be divided into two days throughout 2020-2021 and will be delivered by the consultant staff of the UCLH/UCL/National Hospital Neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team. 

Feedback from the first two years (2017-18 & 2018-19)

“Presenters all excellent and easy to listen to. Thank you”
“Great range of medical disciplines to give teaching of breadth and depth of neuro-oncology”
“Very interesting lectures to a high standard”
“Very good study day. Learned a lot”
“Well received by all and long awaited”

Dates and programmes:

Course Fees

CategoryDay rate (online live stream)Full course rate (online live stream)
Consultants110 200
Trainees (UK)85160
Trainees (non UK)100180
Allied professionals (physios, nurses etc)75140

Delegates will attend virtually on Zoom through a live stream option. 

Book for 13th January course

Payment via invoice is possible. Please contact d.blundred@ucl.ac.uk for more details

Contact: d.blundred@ucl.ac.uk