Upcoming Courses from UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course

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.


  • 27th September 2023: Principles of Neuro-oncology
  • 6th March 2024: Benign and Malignant Tumours

Location: 33 Queen Square lecture theatre

Course Director: Dr Jeremy Rees

To book: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/queen-square-multidisciplinary-neuro-oncology-teaching-course

E: m.khanom@ucl.ac.

The 4th Queen Square Movement Disorders Short Course

This course is designed for neurologists, neurology trainees, and movement disorders enthusiasts from other neuroscience specialties, from the UK, Europe and worldwide. The course is interactive to allow active participation and enhance learning. On completion the participants should be able to manage patients with movement disorders in their clinical practice with updated knowledge and confidence. The teaching sessions cover all aspects of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism, tremor, dystonia, tics and functional movement disorders. There are ample opportunities for hands on experience with dedicated workshops on Deep Brain stimulation and Botulinum toxin injections and non-pharmacological management of Parkinson’s.

Date: 12th-13th October 2023

Location: 33 Queen Square Lecture Theatre, London, UK

Course Organisers: Prof Anthony Schapira and Dr Amit Batla

To book: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/events/2023/oct/4th-queen-square-movement-disorders-short-course12-13th-october-2023

E: l.taib@ucl.ac.uk

Stroke One Day Course: Advanced Stroke Neuroimaging

This short course will give an overview of using neuroimaging and mechanical thrombectomy to treat people who have had a stroke. This course will outline methods of quantifying the impact of the stroke using advanced imaging techniques– from penumbral and core infarct size through to methods of imaging recovery from stroke. It will also cover the more familiar aspects of imaging stroke such as using CT and MRI based modalities to evaluate infarcts and haemorrhages.

Speakers: Prof David Werring; Dr David Doig, Dr Richard Perry, Dr Robert Simister, Dr Paul Bentley and Dr Sumanjit Gill

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Select the appropriate imaging modality to evaluate a stroke case
  • Understand the ways in which imaging is developing and will be used in the future
  • Evaluate the current evidence for endovascular treatment and common complications of this treatment
  • Select patients for endovascular treatment
  • Use imaging to look for the aetiology of stroke
  • Use imaging to differentiate between stroke and stroke mimics

Attendees are invited to submit a case for presentation on the day for discussion with the panel and the audience. Please contact s.gill@ucl.ac.uk for any further information; usual length of presentation being 5-10mins with a 10-15 minute discussion facilitated by the teaching faculty.

The course is accredited with 6 Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (RCP) CPD points and you will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Date: 1st November 2023, 9am – 5pm

Location: Basement lecture theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

To book: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/study/stroke-one-day-course-advanced-stroke-neuroimaging

Queen Square Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Course

The Queen Square MS Centre team have designed this two-day course as an update, accessible to both specialists and non-specialists (including trainees, GPs and allied healthcare professionals). 10 CPD approved credits applied for.

10 CPD approved credits applied for.

Dates: 2nd and 3rd November 2023

Location: 33 Queen Square lecture theatre, London [plus online observer registration option]

Course Directors: Professor Ahmed Toosy and Dr Declan Chard

To book: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/events/2023/nov/queen-square-multiple-sclerosis-ms-course-clinical-update-2-3-november-2023

E: h.ormsby@ucl.ac.uk