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Ninth Annual Queen Square Symposium

15 May 2008


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The UCL Institute of Neurology's Ninth Annual Queen Square Symposium will be held on 13 June 2008 and will include a guest lecture open to UCL staff and students.

The symposium is organised by students for all people studying at all levels in the institute. As in previous years, there will be a poster competition for all students in the morning, judged by members of academic staff. Angela Vincent, Professor of Neuroimmunology at the University of Oxford, will give the guest lecture, 'Autoimmune Channelopathies: Science or Serendipity', in the afternoon. A social event at the Bedford Hotel will follow.

Dr Caroline Selai, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Neuroscience and Head of institute's education unit, said: "The symposium is organised by the students for the students, and it is with tremendous pride that I have been involved every year as one of the poster judges. The symposium has gone from strength to strength and the number of participants has grown steadily.

"Crowds of students, supervisors and other staff jostle to get a look at the impressive poster displays. Every year the judges face the increasingly difficult task of choosing the winners and runners-up.

"The poster sessions are buzzing, the students eagerly explain their research, the guest speaker faces a packed lecture theatre, poster winners are photographed beaming. Then it's off to the pub for a well-earned drink. The annual symposium is truly one of the highlights of the Queen Square calendar. Well done to our students who make it such a fantastic success."

The guest lecture will be held at 2.30pm in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, the institute's associated teaching hospital. UCL ID will be required.