IICN Meetings

Irish Neurological Association Meeting 2013


The 49th annual meeting of the Irish Neurological Association, under the presidency of Professor Orla Hardiman, will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May, 2013 at the Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin.

Dates to Note                  ⇒ Guest Lecture

Outline Programme         ⇒Scientific Programme

⇒ CME                                  ⇒ Venue

Registration                       ⇒ Accommodation     

INA Dinner



The Irish Neurological Assocation Meeting is one of a number of events highlighting the EU Commission designated European Month of the Brain.


Dates to Note
                                         INA 2013 - Dates to Note
January 16th Announcement and call for abstract submissions
March 15th Deadline for submission of abstracts
April 9th Deadline for reservation of accommodation at agreed rates at Trinity Capital Hotel
(Please note that due to other international events and meetings in Dublin during this period, hotels will not hold rooms for the INA meeting beyond this date)
April 11th Deadline for reservation of accommodation at agreed rates at Davenport Hotel
(Please note that due to other international events and meetings in Dublin during this period, hotels will not hold rooms for the INA meeting beyond this date)
April 30th Deadline for meeting registration
May 9th and 10th 49th annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting

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Guest Lecture

 The IICN is honoured to welcome Professor Ray Dolan, Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, who will deliver the Callaghan Guest Lecture. The title of his lecture will be “Value encoding in the Brain”

Ray Dolan is clinician scientist with a primary interest in the neurobiology of emotion, how emotion impacts on other components of cognition, and pathologies of emotion including clinical depression. He holds appointments at UCL as Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging. He started his research career in 1981 supported from a Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship. He has benefited from Wellcome Trust funding throughout his career, and currently holds two Strategic Awards and a Senior Investigator Award from the Trust. He has received numerous awards and prizes including the Alexander Von Humboldt Research Award (2004), the Golden Brain Award of the Minerva Foundation (2006), the International Max Planck Research Award (2007). Since 2011 he has been a Visiting Einstein Fellow to the Humboldt University, Berlin. He was made an external member of the Max Planck Society (MPS) in 2012. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2000 and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2010, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) in 2011.

 Professor Ray Dolan


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 Outline Programme
                                                                           INA 2013 - Outline Programme
Thursday, May 9th 12.00 Registration
  12.30 - 13.20 Lunch
  13.20 Opening of meeting and Welcome
Professor Orla Hardiman, President, INA Meeting 2013
  13.30 - 16.30 Platform Presentations
  16.30 - 16.50 Irish Neurological Association Business Meeting (Members Only)
  17.00 - 18.30 Guided Poster Session
   19.00 INA Reception and Dinner - Dining Hall, Trinity College. 
Friday, May 10th 08.30 - 09.00 Extraordinary General Meeting of IICN (Members Only)
  09.00 - 12.00 Platform Presentations
  12.00 - 13.00 Callaghan Guest Lecture  "Value encoding in the Brain" - Professor Ray Dolan
  13.00 - 14.15 Lunch - Davenport Hotel
  14.15 - 16.15 Platform Presentations
  16.15 - 17.00 Poster Highlights.
  17.00 Announcement and Presentation of Prizes
  17.15 Close of Meeting

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Scientific Programme

To view the detailed scientific programme please click the link to follow Scientific Programme

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Continuing Medical Education

Application will be submitted for Continuing Medical Education accreditation when the programme is finalised. The number of allocated CME credits will be posted here once accreditation is received.

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Biomedical Science Institute, Trinity College Dublin

The meeting will take place in the Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College, 152 - 160 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. This is located on Pearse Street, on the block between Cumberland Street and Sandwith Street. To view an interactive map of Trinity College please click the link to follow TCD Biomedical Science Institute

The venue is a short distance by taxi from both Heuston and Connolly railway and is well served by public transport. The nearest DART station is at Pearse Street station.

The nearest car parks to the venue are as follows
Q-Park Setanta Place (0.5 miles = approx. 7 min walk)
Q-Park Dawson Street  (0.6 miles = approx. 9 min walk)
Q-Park Grand Canal Square (0.7 miles = approx. 10 min walk)
Q-Park St Stephen's Green / Royal College of Surgeons (1 m = approx. 15 min walk) 

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To register for the meeting please click the link to follow, complete the form and return by post (Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, P.O. Box 351, Limerick) or as an email attachment to admin@iicn.ie before Tuesday, April 30th.
Registration form Irish Neurological Association Meeting 2013 

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Accommodation is available for reservation by delegates to the Irish Neurological Association Meeting at the agreed rates listed, at Trinity College (Limited number of guest rooms) and at the nearby hotels below. Please note that as Ireland holds the EU presidency at present, accommodation is likely to be in high demand during this period and you are advised to book your room in advance of the closing dates listed for the respective hotels.

                                                   Accommodation provisionally reserved for INA Meeting delegates
Hotel Agreed Rates Deadline for reservation of room Current availability of rooms - April 17th

Trinity Capital Hotel
Tel: +353 (0)1 648 1071

Single Occupancy €85 Bed and Breakfast Tuesday, 9th April
To make a booking please complete the reservation form at the link to follow and email it to Ms. Dee Whelan at info@capital-hotels.com
Trinity Capital Reservation Form
Fully Booked                 

Davenport Hotel
Tel: +353 1 6073900

Single Occupancy €130 Bed and Breakfast per night
Double Occupancy €150 Bed and Breakfast per night

Thursday, 11th April
Please contact Ms. Diane Byrne at diane.byrne@ocallaghanhotels.com or telephone +353 1607 3900 to make your reservation.
Please note that the hotel requires a first night non refundable deposit when booking. 


Rooms still available for reservation
Trinity College Guest Rooms Single Standard €58 Single Ensuite €86.50
Twin Standard €77 (double occupancy)
Twin Ensuite €96 (double occupancy)
Double Ensuite €130
Please note that there are only a very limited number of guest rooms available at Trinity College and these will be allocated strictly on a first come first served basis. Please email Ms. Dominique Plant at plantd@tcd.ie with your request for accommodation at Trinity College Rooms still available for reservation


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Irish Neurological Association Dinner.

The INA Dinner will be held in the Dining Hall at Trinity College and will be preceded by a reception and musical entertainment at 19.00. All delegates and sponsors are welcome to attend the Dinner.

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