Courses from The Neurology Academy in 2023

SMA MasterClass 1

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Increase your understanding of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), its treatment and management and explore how you can improve your own services at this innovative 2-module course!

The SMA MasterClass digs deep into specific symptom management, brings policy and guidance to life, and reviews service design and development, all set within the context of patient experiences. If you have a good knowledge of SMA and are looking to broaden your expertise and hone your specialism, this course is for you!

Intended for those with an existing knowledge of SMA, the course is designed for paediatricians, paediatric neurologists, general neurology trainees, consultant neurologists, specialist nurses, therapists and multidisciplinary team members who would like to increase their understanding of SMA, its treatment and management and explore how they can improve their own services.

Come to the first UK course specifically designed to develop experts in SMA. Cultivate a practical understanding of how to optimise treatment, work effectively in a team, and effect change within healthcare services.

This course is free to attend. A deposit of £100 is required to secure your place and is refunded on completion of module 2.

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This activity has been financially supported by sponsorship from Biogen Idec Limited and Roche Products Limited. The sponsors have had no control over the organisation or educational content of this activity.

Mild Cognitive Impairment

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This virtual course is intended to equip people across the UK with knowledge and understanding of diseases which affect cognition and thinking, focusing on improving diagnosis, support and information for people with mild cognitive impairment.

It also draws on the concept of brain health to combine existing evidence and tools to explore how we can improve services and models of care for dementia prevention where this is possible, and for early escalation of care, where it is not.

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This activity has been part-funded by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Programme through its Dementia Programme (Dementia United). The Dementia United programme, as part of an Integrated Care system, is happy to support this work and has contributed towards the development of the course.

Parkinson’s Advanced MasterClass

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The Parkinson’s Advanced MasterClass brings together professionals working in the field of Parkinson’s care. It provides an opportunity for professionals to share knowledge, experience and ideas, to improve the care they provide for people with Parkinson’s.

Neurology Academy’s MasterClasses offer practical, in-depth and case-based learning throughout, which will move attendees from “knowledgeable” to “expert”. The event aims to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and stimulate discussion about current research findings and future directions of practice within the field, come and feel connected to, and inspired by, those from your specialism who are all working to improve the outcomes of people living with Parkinson’s.

This course is designed for consultants, experienced Parkinson’s nurses, final year registrars, final year old age psychiatry registrars, GPwERs, experienced neurosciences pharmacists,
associate specialists, staff grade physicians, old age psychiatrists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.

The Parkinson’s Advanced MasterClass consistently scores highly in delegate evaluations, with the most recent iteration bringing in feedback such as:

Excellent sessions, excellent venue. All in all an educational and enjoyable experience. Have learned a lot and will use learning points in clinical practice” and “Overall one of the best courses I have attended.”

The MasterClass incorporates a refreshingly energising mix of formal lectures, interactive workshops, and projects. Additional seminars and learning opportunities will be undertaken more locally with a mentor and through distance learning. During the six-month break between modules 1 & 2, learners must complete a workplace service place audit before returning to present their findings.

A handful of in-person places remain, whilst virtual places are also available for those who find in-person attendance a barrier to learning; the Academy knows that adding travel time to a two-day study leave might not be possible due to personal or work commitments, especially in our under-resourced NHS teams.

Module 1 will take place at Halifax Hall in Sheffield over two days, with one residential evening, from 16 May 2023 – 17 May 2023, with delegates returning for module 2 on the 28 & 29 November 2023.

This event has been part funded by sponsorship from UK Parkinson’s Excellent Network. The sponsor has had no control over the educational content of this event.

Parkinson’s Foundation MasterClass

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Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurodegenerative condition in the world and is an immensely complex condition affecting each individual in a very unique way. It impacts a wide range of functions and abilities from movement and cognition, to digestion and mood.

To specialise in Parkinson’s is to be able to understand your patient, what they are experiencing and how their symptoms are affecting them. It will allow you to work within a cohesive multidisciplinary team to find the right combination of medications, therapies, lifestyle changes and psychological interventions to control their condition and maximise their quality of life.

Neurology Academy’s Parkinson’s Foundation MasterClass is a complete and thorough grounding for anyone looking to develop this speciality and to improve the experiences of people with Parkinson’s within their clinical practice.

This course is designed for non-final year registrars, old age psychiatry registrars, Parkinson’s nurses within the first 18 months of post, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, pharmacists, clinical fellows and GPwERs.

The course is set as one module over two. Sessions are delivered in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

Working together to support each other, share resources, think laterally and collaborate to improve patient care has never been needed more. This MasterClass is a brilliant opportunity to surround yourself with like-minded colleagues. Come and feel connected to, and inspired by, those from your specialism who are all working to improve the outcomes of people living with

The course takes place from 19th – 20th Sep 2023. In-person places are now full but due to high demand we have opened up virtual spaces. Don’t let caring responsibilities, work resourcing, time constraints or travel difficulties stop you from developing your expertise in Parkinson’s and improving the care you provide to your patients.

This event has been part funded by sponsorship from UK Parkinson’s Excellent Network. The sponsor has had no control over the educational content of this event.