PREVIEW: Neurology 2018: leading edge neurology for the practising clinician

Conference details: 12-13th April, 2018, London, UK

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 in 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 well as GPs and other clinicians with a special interest. As in past years, it 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 have a fantastic programme. The annual ‘Prize’ lecture is given by Professor Linda Greensmith, head of the Graeme Watts laboratory at UCL Institute of Neurology. We also have the ever popular CPC session (and those who have attended previous years will know what fun these are) and an MRI quiz. 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’) but also of great value to consultants keen to refresh their knowledge in multiple sub-specialties of Neurology.

This year, we will have 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.

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 or clinical photos 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. All selected cases will attract free registration to the course. Please submit a 100 word abstract of the case you will present via e-mail to by the 9th March 2018.