IICN Meetings

Irish Neurological Association Meeting 2018

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The 54th Annual Meeting of the Irish Neurological Association, under the presidency of Dr. Brian Herron, will take place on May 31st - June 1st 2018 at Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast.

President's Welcome           Dates to Note             Call for Abstract Submission        
Guest Lecture                    Awards and Prizes       CME Accreditation
Registration                         Venue                           Accommodation         
INA Dinner                           Sponsor Acknowledgement


 President's Invitation and Welcome

Welcome to the 54th annual INA meeting in Belfast 2018.
This meeting is dedicated to all clinical and research neuroscience specialties. This meeting is traditionally one of the friendliest and most social events in the calendar, at the same time maintaining a high academic standard
We particularly invite submissions from those who have not presented at meetings before and the meeting is open to medical students who may wish to submit interesting case reports.
We are particularly honoured to have Professor Rob Taylor, an international expert in mitochondrial disease, as our keynote speaker.

         - Dr. Brian Herron, Consultant Neuropathologist, Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast and President of the Irish Neurological Association 2018

 Dates to Note

                                 INA Meeting 2018 - Dates to Note

January 18th Call for abstract submission
March 16th Closing date for abstract submission
  Accommodation reservation deadline
April 6th Abstract submitters will be notifed regarding their submission
April 27th INA programme published on website
May 18th Meeting registration deadline
May 31st - June 1st 54th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting









 Call for Abstract Submission

This is the first call for abstracts for the 2018 Irish Neurological Association Meeting. Abstracts are invited from all areas of clinical neuroscience for presentation at the meeting. Submissions should be formatted in MS Word and sent by email attachment to info@iicn.ie on or before Friday, March 16th 2018
Please click the link to follow for directions and the cover page for abstract submission INA 2018 Abstract Submission  Receipt of abstracts will be notified to the presenter, who will again be contacted following selection of abstracts. N.B. Please note that submissions will not be accepted following the closing date. For queries, please contact the IICN office by email at info@iicn.ie or by telephone at +353 (0)61 622652.

 Guest Lecture

The Guest Lecture will be delivered by Robert W. Taylor, Professor of Mitochondrial Pathology, Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle University.


Rob Taylor obtained his first degree in Biochemistry and his PhD in Molecular Genetics from Newcastle University where he was appointed as a Lecturer in 2001. He is currently Professor of Mitochondrial Pathology at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research in Newcastle and an Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, leading the NHS Highly Specialised Mitochondrial Laboratory which provides a UK-wide diagnostic service for patients with mitochondrial disease. His research laboratory focuses on the biochemical and molecular genetic investigation of human mitochondrial disorders, with interests ranging from determining the molecular mechanisms by which inherited mitochondrial genetic abnormalities cause cellular dysfunction and identifying new genes associated with both paediatric-onset and adult-onset mitochondrial disease presentations to the development of techniques to prevent the transmission of serious mitochondrial disease


 Awards and Prizes

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
  • Prize for best poster presentation
  • Hugh Staunton Prize for best undergraduate or intern presentation.

 CME Accreditation

When the meeting programme is finalised an application for CPD accreditation will be submitted


To register for the meeting please click the link to follow to download the registration form INA Meeting 2018 Registration 
Please complete the form and send it, with the registration fee, before Friday, May 18th to IICN, P.O. Box 351, Limerick.
If you have any queries please email info@iicn.ie or telephone +353 61 622652


The meeting will take place at Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast, located at 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast . To view directions to Riddel Hall please click the link to follow Google Riddel Hall
Detailed directions and further information will be posted here in the coming weeks.


Please see below some options for accommodation for delegates travelling to Belfast for the INA Meeting 2018. Note that May 31st - June 1st appears to be a busy weekend in Belfast and a number of hotels have already advised that they do not have rooms available. These include the Europa Hotel, the Merchant Hotel, Benedicts Hotel, Madisons Hotel and Ibis Queens.
You are therefore advised to reserve your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

                                                                                  Accommodation options for delegates to INA meeting 2018

                                                   Hotel           Room    Rate Booking deadline Cancellation policy
Dukes at Queens 65 - 67 University St., Belfast BT7 1HL
T: +44 (0) 28 9023 6666
E: info@dukesatqueens.com
Quote: INA Meeting to book
Accessible Room B&B £92         May 7th May cancel until 3pm on the day prior to arrival.
Luxury Room B&B £92
Suite £122

Wellington Park Hotel 21 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RU
T:  +44 (0) 2890385050 E: res@mooneyhotelgroup.com
Quote: IICN300518 to book
Single B&B £89  April 28th  
Double B&B £109

 AC Hotel, City Quays, 90 Donegall Quay, Belfast, BT1 3FE
(Hotel due to open in April 2018)

Single B&B £130  April 30th May cancel up to 14 days prior to arrival, after which the payment will be deducted in full.
Double B&B £140
 Fitzwilliam Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast.
T: +44 28 9044 2080
E: enq@fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com
GPS coordinates: Lat 54.5957165° Lon -5.9350789°
Quote: Block 1607950 to book
Single B&B £165  April 30th

May cancel up to April 30th without penalty. Thereafter penalties of 75% to 100% of reservation value will be charged.

Deposit: at the time of booking 25% of services booked
On arrival: balance of charges for services booked

Double B&B £178

 INA Dinner

 Sponsor Acknowledgement

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