5 October 2019  |  London


Early Bird ends 6 September 2019

GP General Update


According to NHS England, people suffering with neurological conditions have the lowest health related quality of life of any long term conditions. There are over 600 different types of neurological condition, accounting for around 12.5 million episodes of care per year*.

For the non-specialist, diagnosis and management of neurological conditions can present a number of challenges, from how to identify red flags in common presentations to keeping updated on the latest guidelines and evidence for chronic conditions.

In partnership with Practical Neurology, this Masterclass will keep you up-to-date with the latest evidence, new guidelines and best practice in 6 core areas of your practice.

Led by expert speakers, it is a practical course using case based scenarios to demonstrate how you can apply the latest guidance to patients that you will see on the wards, on call or as emergency admissions.


 Interactive voting – make decisions on cases as you would in your practice and see if your peers and our speakers agree

Dedicated question time with the experts – quiz them on a tricky condition, or get advice on how to manage a specific patient

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 bird (One Day)Full Fee (One Day)Early bird (Both Days)Full fee (Both Days)
BMA member: Doctor£185£215£370£430
Doctor (standard)£225£255£450£510
GP trainee / Recently qualified£150£180£300£360
Pharmacists / Nurses / AHPs£150£180£300£360
Other healthcare professionals£225£255£450£510

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: General Physicians, Emergency Medicine, Geriatricians, All Hospital Doctors who see patients with neurological conditions
Also relevant for: GPs with a special interest

  • Saturday 5 October 2019
  • 09:55 – 16:50
  • Olympia London, Hammersmith Road,
    London, W14 8UX


Time Topics to be covered
08:15 - 09:00Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot
09:15 - 09:45Keynote: The NHS People Plan – What does it mean for me? (optional)

In June 2019 the interim NHS England People Plan was announced. The Plan sets out a vision for a new way of working that will deliver more joined up, patient centered care while at the same time improving work-life balance and flexibility for staff across the organisation.

It’s an ambitious project with far reaching objectives, from improving leadership culture, to tackling workforce shortages and introducing new operating models. In this opening session, Helen Bevan will discuss what the NHS People Plan will mean for you, what changes are to come, and how its influence will be felt across the four nations.

Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons
09:55 - 10:00Practical Neurology: Welcome and Introductions
10:00 - 10:45Parkinson’s Disease

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
10:45 - 11:10Morning break and refreshments

Delegates will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition and network with fellow attendees
11:10 - 11:55Headache

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
11:55 - 12:00Learning bites

Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice
12:00 - 12:45Dizziness

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
12:45 - 13:25Lunch and networking

Why not:
- Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
- Attend one of our practical stations
- View our Live Jobs Board
13:25 - 13:55Session to be announced
13:55 - 14:00Learning bites
14:00 - 14:45Stroke

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
14:45 - 15:10Afternoon break and refreshments

An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area
15:10 - 15:55
Functional disorders

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
15:55 - 16:00Learning bites
16:00 - 16:45Limb weakness

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
16:45 - 16:50Summary and close

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

Tailor your experience
This BMJ masterclass will be brought to you by BMJ Live, a multi stream conference, so you can tailor your experience by also choosing to attend sessions from our other courses and workshops running at the same time.

View the full programme options below.

Other streams on Friday 4 October
GP General Update
Physicians General Update
Taking control of our workload
Managing change and complexity
Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Physicians General Update
Taking control of your workload
Getting published

BMJ Careers Fair
As part of your conference package, you will also have access to our careers fair exhibition, and a variety of content to help you progress your career. Our range of seminar sessions will include topics on Well-being, pursuing a portfolio career, career guidance and relocation in the UK and abroad. View the Seminar Programme.

Rhys Thomas

Rhys Thomas

Honorary Consultant in Epilepsy, Royal Victoria Infirmary


Rhys joined Newcastle University from Cardiff University in August 2017. He is an Honorary Consultant in Epilepsy at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, where he leads on epilepsy and learning disability, genetic testing in the epilepsies and epilepsy in mitochondrial disorders.

His research interests include the causes and consequences of epilepsy – primarily the genetic causes of the epilepsies. He also works with SUDEP Action to study patterns of premature mortality in epilepsy.

Rhys was the 2017 Royal College of Physicians Linacre lecturer. He spoke about the risks and benefits of Sodium Valproate for women of child-bearing age.

Biba Stanton

Biba Stanton

Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Trusts

Session: Functional disorders

Dr Stanton is a Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Trusts.  She has a particular clinical interest in functional neurological disorder (FND), as well as behavioural symptoms in neurological disease. She runs a specialist clinic for FND at King’s College Hospital and contributes to the Maudsley Hospital neuropsychiatry service. She also sees general neurology outpatients and leads the inpatient tertiary neurology service at King’s.

Clinton Mitchell

Clinton Mitchell

Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital of Wales

Session: Limb weakness

Clinton is from New Zealand, having studied medicine at the University of Auckland. He has been working in the UK since 2014 in various guises at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, and more recently the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.

Diego Kaski

Diego Kaski

Consultant Neurologist, University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Session: Dizziness

Dr Diego Kaski MBBS PhD is a Consultant Neurologist and Senior Lecturer at University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. He has a special interest in Neuro-otology having completed a PhD at Imperial College London investigating the cortical mechanisms underlying human spatial navigation.

Anthony Pereira

Anthony Pereira

Consultant Neurologist, St George’s Hospital

Session: Stroke

Dr Anthony Pereira trained in medicine at Cambridge and in neurology in London. He is a consultant neurologist and stroke physician at St George’s Hospital. He is a member of the neurology and stroke SACs and helps run a large neurology and stroke training programme at St. George’s.

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