Neurology Masterclass for Physicians

Neurology for Physicians

2 November 2018  |  London


Early Bird discount ends 19 September

BMA House London


This brand new course will update you on the latest evidence relating to a wide range of common neurological symptoms and syndromes. Our expert speakers complement recent guidelines, bringing you practical tips and relevant case examples that will make even the most challenging aspects of neurology both clear and accessible.

Developed by a team of clinical editors and delivered by leading experts, you will earn at least six CPD points per day, have ample opportunity to get your burning questions answered by our speakers and network with your peers.

This event is in partnership with:

Practical Neurology


 CPD certificate of attendance

Dedicated Q&A with the experts

Networking breaks giving you the opportunity to discuss key topics with your peers

Access to expert speakers

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning


Delegate Fees

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early birdFull Fee
BMA member: Doctor£185£215
Doctor (standard)£225£255
BMA Member: trainee doctor / Recently qualified £150£180
Trainee doctor / Recently qualified£150£180

Prices are per delegate, per day.
If you are having difficulty booking online, you can also register by:
Phone | 0207 111 1105     Post | Download a postal booking form and returning it to BMJ Contact Centre, 12th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GR.


Audience: Secondary Care Physicians and GPs with a special interest in Neurology

  • Friday 2 November
  • 9.30am – 4.45pm
  • BMA House, Tavistock Square,
    London, WC1H 9JP


Time     Topics to be covered
08:30 - 09:30Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:40Welcome and introduction by the chair
09:40 - 10:15Headache
Managing headache in the emergency department
10:15-10:25Questions to speaker
10:25 - 11:00Blackouts
Diagnosing blackouts in the emergency department: a practical approach
11:00 - 11:10Questions to speaker
11:10 - 11:30Refreshments
11:30 - 12:05Dizziness
Assessing and treating dizziness in the emergency department
12:05 - 12:15Questions to speaker
12:15 - 12:50Functional
How to help people with functional illness
12:50 - 13:00Questions to speaker
13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 14:35Brains on Fire
Recognising and treating new causes of encephalitis
14:35 - 14:45Questions to speaker
14:45 - 15:20Weakness
Making sense of limb weakness: a practical approach
15:20 - 15:30Questions to speaker
15:30 - 15:50Refreshments
15:50 - 16:25Delirium
A practical approach to the acute confused patient
16:25 - 16:35Questions to speaker
16:35 - 16:45Summary and closing remarks

Programme subject to change. Further speaker details to be announced in due course

Dr Brendan Davies

Dr Brendan Davies

Consultant Neurologist and Director of North Midlands Headache Clinic, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent

Brendan Davies is a Consultant Neurologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire where he coordinates the acute inpatient & outpatient headache pathway. He is also clinical lead of the North Midlands Regional Headache Clinic. He is a member of the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence Guidelines group for common adult headache disorders. He organises a biennial Keele headache teaching course for the British Society for the Study of Headache. His specific interests include acute secondary headache disorders, migraine chronic daily headache disorders. Dr Davies qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London. He trained as an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at The Headache Group at the National Hospital for Neurological Diseases.

Barry Seemungal

Barry Seemungal

Consultant Neurologist

Barry Seemungal is a consultant neurologist at St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals. He sees weekly acute general neurology cases, including on the Major Trauma and Hyper-Acute Stroke Units. He leads the Brain-And-Vestibular-Group (BAVG) supported by the MRC, NIHR, US Military, Racing Foundation, Imperial Charities and Imperial NIHR BRC. He was born and raised in Trinidad, studied medicine at Cardiff, initially trained in endocrinology in Oxford, then in neurology in London, completing a PhD in vestibular neurosciences at UCL (MRC-HMBU). He is Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Concussion (Sage Journals).

Dr Geraint Fuller

Dr Geraint Fuller

Consultant Neurologist, Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust; Chair, Neurology Specialty Advisory Committee

Dr Geraint Fuller is a Consultant Neurologist at the Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust. He qualified in 1983 and started clinical neurology training in London. He won the Queen Square Prize in Neurology in 1990.

He is particularly interested in education and training and has written two textbooks, including Neurological Examination Made Easy (Churchill Livingstone) and is the co-editor of Practical Neurology. He has also edited a training journal Neurology in Practice. He is the Chair of the Neurology Specialty Advisory Committee and has been closely involved in introducing assessment into specialty training in medicine all while maintaining a busy clinical service.

Prof Phil Smith

Prof Phil Smith

Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital Wales

Professor Phil Smith qualified in Liverpool and wrote an MD thesis on breathing during sleep in muscular dystrophy. He trained in clinical neurology in Liverpool, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Cardiff. After four years as consultant in Cornwall he returned to Cardiff in 1996 as Consultant Neurologist to develop interests in epilepsy and medical education. He is the past president of the Association of British Neurologists (2015–17) and was President of the International League Against Epilepsy UK Chapter (2008–11). He co-edits Practical Neurology and has a busy commitment to training as Sub-Dean for Assessments, and Associate Medical Director for Quality for the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Michael Zandi

Dr Michael Zandi

Honorary Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator in the UCL Institute of Neurology Department of Molecular Neuroscience; Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Brains On Fire
Dr Zandi is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator in the University College London Institute of Neurology Department of Molecular Neuroscience. He is Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, where he runs an autoimmune encephalitis and neuroimmunology clinic and monthly encephalitis clinical and academic meeting. Michael works on neuroimmunological diseases, particularly autoimmune encephalitides (eg. associated with NMDAR, LGI1 or related autoantibodies), with a broader research interest in all neuroimmunology, neuropsychiatric involvement in SLE and relate conditions, and the role of inflammation in neurodegenerative disease and in neuropsychiatric disease.

Dr Cath Mummery

Dr Cath Mummery

Consultant Neurologist

Cath Mummery is a Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, where she is Clinical Director for Neurology. She leads the dementia service at NHNN and is Head of Novel Therapeutics at the Dementia Research Centre. She also chairs the ABN Services Committee.

She studied at UCLH and gained a PhD at the Institute of Neurology in semantic networks and their disruption in semantic dementia. She then completed her clinical training at NHNN and Kings College Hospital.

She maintains an active general neurology and cognitive neurology practice, leads the management of inpatient and daycare neurology at NHNN and is the Deputy Director for the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre at NHNN. She is passionate about finding new therapies for dementias (in particular genetic forms of dementia), and the need to ensure all patient groups have access to the best clinical care and research opportunities.

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