From Holmes to House – 500 years of the diagnostic neurologist

After the success of the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP’s) ‘Neurology of systemic disease’ conference in 2017, Professor David Nicholl has put together a programme for the ‘From Holmes to House – 500 years of the diagnostic neurologist’ conference on Tuesday 20 March 2018 (co-badged with the Association of British Neurologists (ABN)).

Commenting on the ‘From Holmes to House’ event, Professor Nicholl said:

I am genuinely excited about this contribution by the ABN to the RCP’s 500th anniversary, which takes place on the birthday of the physician that (many consider) was the founder of British neurology, William Gowers. This is a great opportunity to both reflect back and look forward to pioneering physicians and to hear and discuss the findings of world-class speakers on clinical reasoning, imaging, genetics and overdiagnosis. This conference will be of interest to a very broad range of physicians and (not just) neurologists as we look forward to the next 500 years of the specialty.

Dr Nicholl is clinical lead for neurology at City Hospital Birmingham and an RCP tutor at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He is the honorary secretary of the ABN and he is on the Board of Trustees and Council at the RCP. Dr Nicholl is passionate about clinical reasoning, medical education and clinical neurology. Find more about his research by following @TOSStudyGroup on Twitter, and join the discussion about the conference on Twitter via #HolmesToHouse.