Neurology Update Meeting 2020
Dr. Janice Redmond, Consultant Neurologist at St. James’ Hospital Dublin, will direct the 19th Annual Neurology Update Meeting on Friday, October 30th 2020 as a virtual event.
The online format will allow delegates to log in and attend the meeting from their office or home. The meeting will be highly relevant for specialists and generalists who manage neurological illness, presenting the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment in a practical “What you need to know” format.
“The Brain boggles the mind” – James D. Watson
I am delighted to welcome you all to this year’s Neurology Update. This important meeting, started by Professor Delanty, has been running annually since 2002.
We have an excellent range of topics. I want to thank my colleagues for their talks ahead of time and know that we will all learn from their expertise. Oscar Wilde noted that nothing worth knowing can be taught and this interactive forum is helpful to us, our trainees, and also to medical students. This is the first virtual Update meeting (and it may not be the last!) and I know the IICN support team will rise to the challenge. With so many breaking developments in the neurosciences there is much to be explored in the future. – Dr. Janice Redmond, Director, Neurology Update Meeting 2020
“I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine”. – Roger Bannister.
Neurology Update Meeting Programme 2020
|09.30||Log on and Registration|
|09.50||Welcome and Introduction||Dr. Janice Redmond, Meeting Director
St. James Hospital, Dublin
| SESSION I|
Chairperson: Dr. Donal Costigan
|10.00 - 10.45||Myasthenia and Neuromuscular Disease Update||Dr. John McConville
Ulster Hospital, Belfast
|10.45 - 11.30||Muscle Pathology Update.||Dr. Niamh Bermingham
Cork University Hospital
|11.30 - 12.15||Automomic Nervous System Update.||Dr. Patricia McNamara
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London
| SESSION II|
Chairperson: Dr. Justin Kinsella
|14.00 - 14.45||Update in Cognitive Neurology||Dr. Siobhán Hutchinson
St. James’ Hospital, Dublin
|14.45 - 15.30||Some thoughts on Acute Neurology and Inpatient Neurology Consultations.||Dr. Peter Boers
University Hospital Limerick.
|15.30 - 16.15||An Update on Neuroinflammation||Dr. Siobhán Kelly
Sligo and Letterkenny University Hospitals
Dr. Niamh Bermingham
Dr. Bermingham completed higher specialist training in Histopathology and Neuropathology in 2007. She received fellowship training in Melbourne with Professor Catriona McLean, Director of the Department of Anatomical Pathology, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia. She is a Consultant Neuropathologist at Cork University Hospital, with special interests in neuromuscular disease and adult tumour pathology. She is a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Pathology, University College Cork.
Dr. John McConville
Dr. John McConville is a Consultant Neurologist at South East Trust and Belfast Trust, Northern Ireland. His special interest is in Muscle Disease. For the past 5 years Dr McConville has been the clinical lead for Adult Neuromuscular Diseases in Northern Ireland. He has a particular interest in Myasthenia Gravis and Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes.
Dr. Patricia McNamara
Dr. Patricia McNamara is locum consultant neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square and Northwick Park Hospital. She is co chair of the Encephalitis and COVID-19 MDT at the national hospital for neurology and neurosurgery. Her specialist interests are neurological infection and autonomic neurology.
Dr. Siobhán Hutchinson
Dr. Siobhán Hutchinson is Consultant Neurologist at St. James Hospital, Dublin and Clinical Senior Lecturer at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.
Dr. Peter Boers
Dr. Peter Boers, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital Limerick. General Neurology, with an interest in migraine and other headaches, multiple sclerosis, and stroke
Dr. Siobhán Kelly
Dr. Siobhán Kelly is Consultant Neurologist at Sligo University and Letterkenny University Hospitals. Her specialist interests are in Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke Medicine.