West of England Seminar in Advanced Neurology (WESAN) 2018

The Annual West of England Seminar in Advanced Neurology will take place on November 22 - 23rd 2018 in the Rougemont Hotel, Exeter, England.

Dr. Christopher Gardner Thorpe and Dr. Nick Gutowski established an annual advanced neurology course which has been held each year since 2011
In 2017, Dr Joe Gormley and Dr Ibrahim Imam joined the WESAN organising team.

The course features a number of invited speakers and there is plenty of opportunity to discuss important medical matters with colleagues.
The meeting is intended for trainees and for all with an interest in neurology. Although the lectures address many subjects in depth, prior knowledge and experience is not needed; discussion and participation are keenly encouraged.


                                                                                    WESAN Programme 2018

                                             Day 1                                                 Day 2
10.00  Coffee/croissants: Derby Suite (ground floor)   09.00 Coffee: Derby Suite
10.30 Welcome   09.30 Resolving the diagnostic and management dilemmas in multiple sclerosis
Speaker: Sybil Stacpoole (Cambridge)
10.45 My approach to diagnosing tremor syndromes in clinic
Speaker: Jane Alty
  10.15 My approach to the hereditary neuropathies
Speaker: Alexander Rossor (Queen Square)  
11.30 Coffee: Derby Suite   11.00  Coffee: Derby Suite
12.00 The spectrum if IgG4 antibody disorders in neurology
Speaker: Neil Scolding (Bristol)
  11.30 How I manage the patient with difficult IIH
Speaker: Alexandra Sinclair (Birmingham)  
12.45 Lunch: Hotel Restaurant (ground floor)   12.15 Huntington's disease: spectrum and treatment prospects
Speaker: Anne Rosser (Cardiff)
14.00 The role of MRI in muscle disorders
Speaker: Jasper Morrow
  13.00 Lunch: Hotel Restaurant
14.40 Innovations in Brain Tumour Management
Speaker: Katia Cikurel (King’s) 
  14.15 Acute neurological presentations of inherited metabolic disorders in adults
Speaker: Charlotte Dawson
15.20 Epilepsy surgery: when and why?
Howard Faulkner (Bristol) 
  15.00 Call the neurologist! Delivering doctors from lawyers in 21st century Britain
Speaker: Jenny Vaughan (Charing Cross) 
16.00 Tea: Derby Suite   15.45 Cream Tea:Derby Suite
16.30 Neuropsychiatry and the borderzone with neurology
Speaker: Andrea Cavanna (Birmingham)
    Depart at leisure
17.15 A practical approach to neurological problems in pregnancy
Speaker: Pooja Dassan (Charing Cross)
18.45 Drinks: Exeter Guildhall      
19.30 Dinner: Exeter Guildhall      

Registration Fee

2018 Registration Fees

1 day £195                 2 days £275

to include:

  • Attendance to conference
  • All refreshments inc restuarant lunch
  • Drinks reception at the Guildhall (Thursday evening**)
  • followed by 4 course conference dinner including drinks throughout the evening
  • Devonshire Cream tea on Friday

** The conference dinner is included in your conference package regardless of which day/s you are attending, so we do hope you will be able to join us.

For further information including how to register and accommodation options please click the link to follow to the WESAN website WESAN 2018


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