PREVIEW: Neurology 2017 – leading edge neurology for the practising clinician

30-31 March, 2017

This course is an annual event run by the UCL Institute of Neurology. Its purpose is to provide an update on the practical hospital management of neurological diseases, empha­sising new developments, but nonetheless firmly oriented day-to-day clinical practice. Importantly too, the meeting aims to be convivial, relaxed and entertaining.

It is designed for Consultants and trainees in the various neuroscience specialties. As in past years is held in the informal and comfortable surroundings of the well-equipped conference suite in the UCL Institute of Education which is 5 minutes walk from Queen Square.

This year we hope you will agree there is a rather spectacular programme. The annual ‘Prize’ lecture is given by John Hardy, who was winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences which is in some ways as prestigious as the Nobel Prize. We also have video sessions and the ever popular CPC session (and those who have attended previous years will know what fun these are). The lecture programme too has been chosen to be in cutting edge areas but to be very practical. As in previous years, we also have arranged a pre-course symposium aimed primarily at trainees to help preparation for the Specialty Certificate Examination (the ‘exit exam’).

This year too we are experimenting with a section of clinical case discussions in the early evening on Thursday after the drinks recep­tion, with a panel and five cases – which we hope will be interesting and engaging. Another innovation is the MRI quiz.

As always too we will provide a detailed course book, to accompany the lectures.

All are welcome to register for the meeting, and we hope to see you at what should be an absorbing, informative and very enjoyable few days.

At the end of day one we will have Clinical case discussions. We would like to invite non-consultant grade clinicians to present (video and definitive diagnosis required). There will be a 10 minute discussion after the presentation and a prize awarded to the person who presents the best case. Please submit a 100 word abstract of the case you will present via e-mail to by the 25th January 2017.