IICN Meetings

16th Annual Neurology Update Meeting

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The 16th Annual Neurology Update Meeting will be directed by Dr. Justin Kinsella and will take place on Friday, October 13th 2017 in the Davenport Hotel, Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2. This meeting is intended to provide information and insights into new diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions for clinicians.Consultant physicians, general practitioners, specialist nurses and allied health professionals, in addition to neurologists and doctors in all areas of training are invited to attend.

Invitation

Guest Lecture

Programme

Registration

Continuing Medical Education

Venue, Accommodation and Directions

 ⇒ Sponsor Acknowledgement  

Dr. Justin Kinsella, Consultant Neurologist, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin

 Invitation

The aim of this one day meeting, is to provide up-to-date information on neurological conditions, with emphasis on the latest treatments. The meeting is intended to be of interest to senior clinicians who manage neurological disease as part of their daily practice. The content will be appropriate for neurologists, neurosurgeons, general physicians, care of the elderly physicians, general practitioners and other disciplines, and for trainees in all of the above areas.
The Institute is pleased to welcome eminent speakers, each of whom is acknowledged as expert in their specialist area. The format of the meeting is designed to facilitate questions and discussion with delegates to the meeting.This year there is a focus on neurodegeneration and dementia with guest speaker Prof Nick Fox from the Dementia Research Centre, University College London, discussing latest developments in dementia management and clinical research.                                                                                            Dr. Justin Kinsella

 Guest Speaker

Nick Fox is Professor of Clinical Neurology and Director of the Dementia Research Centre at UCL’s Institute of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London. He runs a specialist cognitive disorders clinic and has longstanding clinical and research interests in young onset and familial dementias. He has helped set up the first support groups for patients and their families with these disorders. He has been involved in dementia research for over twenty years with particular interests in improving diagnosis and in using imaging biomarkers to accelerate the search for effective therapies. Techniques that he developed to track progression using serial MRI have been used in more than twenty international clinical trials. His group’s research includes a number of multimodal longitudinal cohort studies in sporadic and familial AD, frontotemporal dementia and normal ageing. He has contributed to advisory boards or steering committees for a number of clinical trials and natural history studies in dementia. He serves on the steering group of the Dementias Platform UK. He chairs UCL’s Dementia Strategy Board and is a member of Alzheimer’s Society Research Strategy Council.

Professor Nick Fox, Clinical Neurology and Director of the Dementia Research Centre at UCL’s Institute of Neurology and Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London

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 Programme

                                                                  Neurology Update Meeting 2017 - Programme

08.30                   Registration, Tea and Coffee
09.00    Welcome and Introduction   Dr. Justin Kinsella, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin
                                            SESSION I - UPDATE IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE
09.10    Emerging Therapies in Parkinson Disease    Dr. Timothy Counihan, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital Galway
09.55    An approach to cognitive impairment in a clinical void.    Dr. Francesca Brett, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
                                                                 SESSION II - UPDATE IN DEMENTIA
10.50    Advances in dementia: implications for clinical practice    Prof. Nick Fox, Consultant Neurologist, Dementia Research Centre, University College London, Queen Square, London, UK
11.50     Dementia Awareness in Ireland: From known knowns to unknown unknowns    Prof. Brian Lawlor, Consultant Psychiatrist, St. James's Hospital, Director, Memory Clinic, St. James's Hospital. Dublin
                                                               SESSION III - UPATE IN NEUROSCIENCE
13.35   The thymus in Myasthenia Gravis: an update    Dr. John McConville, Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Ulster Hospital, Belfast.
14.20

   Brain Death and Organ Transplantation: an update

   Prof Jim Egan, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.
                                       SESSION VI - UPDATE  IN CEREBROVASCULAR MEDICINE AND EPILEPSY
15.20    An evidence-based approach to antiplatelet therapy in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis.    Dr Dominick JH McCabe, Consultant Neurologist, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Incorporating the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin
16.05    10 reasons to like epilepsy    Dr. Danny Costello, Consultant Neurologist, Cork University Hospital, Cork
17.00                          Close of Meeting and Departure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To download the full meeting brochure please click the link to follow Neurology Update Meeting 2017 Brochure

 Registration

The registration fee for the meeting is €50 or £45 Sterling.
To register for the meeting please click on the link to follow Neurology Update Meeting Registration Form
Please complete the form and send by post with the registration fee to: IICN, P.O. Box 351, Limerick before Monday, October 2nd.

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 Continuing Medical Education

Application is in progress for CME accreditation for this meeting

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 Venue, Accommodation and Directions

The Davenport Hotel is located in the heart of Dublin City on Merrion Street Lower, just off Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

  • From Dublin airport, the Airlink bus takes 30 - 60 minutes and there is a stop outside the Davenport Hotel.
  • From Heuston or Connolly train stations the hotel is a short 15 - 20 minute taxi ride
  • For directions to the hotel please click the link to follow Davenport Directions
  • Accommodation may be reserved by delegates in the hotel at the agreed rates below if reserved before August 12th

                                     Accommodation options for delegates to Neurology Update Meeting 2017

Hotel Single Occupancy
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Double Occupancy
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Reservation deadline
Davenport Hotel
www.ocallaghanhotels.com             
Tel: 01 607 35 11
€219 €229 September 12th
To reserve accommodation please click the link to follow to download a reservation form and forward by email to: dublin.reservations@ocallaghanhotels.com
Davenport Hotel Reservation

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 Sponsor Acknowledgement

The IICN greatly appreciates the support of the following pharmaceutical companies in providing sponsorship support for the meeting              

⇒ AbbVie Limited                     ⇒ Roche Ireland                     ⇒ Sanofi Genzyme                        ⇒ Novartis   
   
⇒ Biogen Ireland                      ⇒ Merck Serono                      ⇒ Eisai Limited                              ⇒ Genomics Medicine Ireland

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