Irish Neurological Association Meeting 12 – 13 May 2022
I am delighted to announce the 58th Annual Meeting of the INA to be held in The Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny on the 12th and 13th of May 2022.
What a few years! There were many downsides to the Pandemic; existential, personal, social and economic. It has had quite an impact on all of us in many different ways! One area has been the absence of in-person academic meetings. I salute the efforts of Donal (2021), Tim (2020) and many others in keeping the Zoom Flag Flying over the last few years.
This year it is time to get a “live show” back on the road. Kilkenny is this years venue; a place well suited to “Festivals”. I look forward to all your abstracts for platform and poster presentations.
I hope to welcome as many of you as possible for a reboot of Academic Neuroscience.
Dr. Paul Crowley
Associate Professor Atte Meretoja, Helsinki University Hospital, will deliver the Noel Callaghan Guest Lecture at the INA Meeting. Prof. Meretoja is an internationally acclaimed specialist with a European Masters in Stroke Medicine.
The title of his lecture will be “Treatment options in intracerebral hemorrhage – beliefs, evidence, and practice.”
For brief details of Prof, Meretoja’s biography see belowMore
Associate Professor Atte Meretoja, MD, PhD, MSc, MBA, FRACP, is Senior Medical Director at the Helsinki University Hospital, comprising of 22 hospitals, 27 000 staff, 3 billion € budget, and 700 000 treated patients annually. He was trained by stroke unit and thrombolysis pioneer Prof Markku Kaste, and has medical specialist degrees in Neurology and Public Health Medicine. He graduated, together with Dr Paul Crowley, from the first class of the European Master in Stroke Medicine (MSc) at the Donau University Krems, Austria, supervised by past European (ESO) and World Stroke Organization (WSO) president Prof Michael Brainin. He joined past WSO presidents Prof Stephen Davis and Prof Geoffrey Donnan in Melbourne, Australia, for 2011-2015 and has worked in Helsinki, Finland since. He is a board member of the WSO and the editorial boards of Stroke, International Journal of Stroke, and European Stroke Journal. With 150+ original publications at average impact factor of 21 and 60 000+ citations, his research interests are in streamlining of acute ischaemic stroke reperfusion therapies, epidemiology and economics of stroke, and developing acute therapies for intracerebral haemorrhage. The title of his talk is “Treatment options in intracerebral hemorrhage – beliefs, evidence, and practice.”
- March 18th – Abstract Submission deadline
- April 8th – Deadline for Early Bird Meeting Registration
- April 21st – Meeting Registration deadline
- April 26th – Deadline to book Accommodation at Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny.
- May 11th – INA President’s Reception at Butlers Gallery, Kilkenny
- May 12th – 13th – 58th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting, Ormonde Hotel, Kilkenny
To view the Scientific Programme of the 58th Annual Irish Neurological Associaiton Meeting please click here
A Multiple Sclerosis symposium, chaired by Dr. Brian Sweeney, will take place on Friday 13th May at 08.00 and will be sponsored by Novartis. Professor Martin Weber, Professor for Translational Neuroinflammation, Institute of Neuropathology and Department of Neurology, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Germany, will join the meeting online to deliver a presentation entitled “The role of B (and T) cells in multiple sclerosis – lessons learned in the anti-CD20 journey”.
Prof. Weber’s short biography Prof. Martin Weber
The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland has accredited the Irish Neurological Association Meeting 2022 for 11 CPD credits for the two days of the meeting.
Please ensure that you sign the attendance sheet FOR EACH DAY of the meeting, that you attend.
CPD certificates will be issued to the signed attendees by email in the week following the meeting.
A number of awards are made for best presentations at the Irish Neurological Association Meeting.
Harold Millar Prize for best overall presentation
John Kirker Prize for best Epilepsy related presentation
Mark Gibson Prize for best Movement Disorder related presentation
Prize for best neurosurgical presentation
John Lynch Award for best Poster Presentation
Hugh Staunton Prize for best undergraduate or intern presentation.
Registration for the INA meeting 2022 is invited from medical and allied health professionals.
Early Bird Fees (closing 8 April):
- Consultant (€100; approx. £84
- Trainee / Nurse / AHP (€50; approx. £42)
- Retired / medical student / guest (free)
INA President’s Welcome Reception
The INA President’s Reception will take place on Wednesday, May 11th at 19.30 in Butler Gallery, John’s Quay, Kilkenny. Dr. Paul Crowley will welcome INA Meeting delegates and guests to this vibrant contemporary art gallery in the historic Evans’ Home. Colleagues will enjoy meeting again following the extended period of virtual conferences, as they view the O’Malley and Butler Gallery collection. Butler Gallery is located just a short walk from the INA meeting venue at the Ormonde Hotel, see here
Irish Neurological Association Dinner
The Irish Neurological Association Dinner will take place on Thursday 12th May at the Medieval Mile Museum, 2 St Mary’s Lane, High Street, Kilkenny. This venue is also just a short walk from the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, see here.
Delegates are invited to attend the INA Reception and Dinner at 19.30 on 12th May. The fee is for the INA Dinner is €70. To register please click here
The Medieval Museum is located on the 13th-century site of St Mary’s cruciform church and graveyard. It contains an immense treasure trove of artefacts encompassing the work and lives of Ireland and its people across more than 800 years of history.
Books, Letters, Petitions, Leases… Kilkenny holds a unique set of civic records, tracing the city’s history right back to the 1200s. The ancient papers and treasures tell fascinating stories about daily life in a medieval city governed by wealthy merchants, including royal charters from the 1300s giving Kilkenny it’s ‘city status’.
The city charter in 1609 on 11th April is written on animal skin. The power of symbolism reflects in the image of the lion of England, the unicorn of Scotland and the fleur de lys of France. Not in colour as the 1608 charter with its brilliantly decorative illumination, but yet poignant in written script.
The Ormonde hotel is centrally located, within a short stroll of Kilkenny’s top landmarks. These include Kilkenny Castle, the Medieval Mile Museum, and St. Canice’s Cathedral.
The hotel is situated just over one hour’s drive from Dublin and five minutes from Kilkenny train station (Dublin to Waterford Route).
GPS: N +52º 38′ 58.56″ W -7º 15′ 11.69″ Google Map
Car parking facilities are available at the nearby Ormonde Street Car Park.
To view details of the hotel please click here
See below accommodation options at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
Date Guestroom Rates Wednesday 11th May 2022 €149 per twin/double B&B Wednesday 11th May 2022 €139 per single occupancy B&B Thursday 12th May 2022 €169 per twin/double B&B Thursday 12th May 2022 €159 per single occupancy B&B Friday 13th May 2022 €169 per twin/double B&B Friday 13th May 2022 €159 per single occupancy B&B
To make a reservation: – Please call 056 7750200 or Email email@example.com
Quote conference code #490274 to make a reservation. Reservations Department will email your letter of confirmation.
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The 58th Annual INA Meeting, under the presidency of Dr. Paul Crowley, will take place on May 12th and 13th 2022 in the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel.
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