Neurology Update Meeting 2018



The 17th Annual Neurology Update Meeting will be directed by Dr. Raeburn Forbes and will take place on Friday, October 19th 2018 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.
To view the meeting brochure with full details of the meeting please click the link to follow Neurology Update Meeting 2018

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

Guest Lecture

Dr Manjit Matharu is a Senior Lecturer at The Institute of Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen square, London, UK. He is the Clinical and Academic Lead of the Headache Group at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and the UCL Institute of Neurology.



Outline Programme

08.30 - 09.00             Registration, tea and coffee
09.00 - 09.10             Welcome and Introduction  Dr. Raeburn Forbes, Consultant Neurologist, Craigavon Area Hospital, Armagh
09.10 - 10.55              SESSION I

  • Bedside Assessment of Dizziness - an illustrated guide - Dr. Douglas Duffy, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin
  • Differential diagnosis of tremor - Dr. Richard Walsh, Tallaght University Hospital
  • White Matter Abnormalities on MRI – the differential diagnosis of inflammatory demyelination - Dr. Debarata Bhattacharya, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

10.55 - 11.15             Tea and Coffee
11.45 - 13.20              SESSION II

  • MND -Clinical phenotyping and new therapeutics - Professor Orla Hardiman, Academic Unit of Neurology, Trinity College Dublin
  • Potential of genetic testing in new onset and/or refractory epilepsy - how genomics might impact anti-convulsant choice - Professor Norman Delanty, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
  • GUEST LECTURE  Beyond Botox – Emerging Therapies for Migraine - Dr. Manjit Matharu, University College London Hospitals.

13.20 -14.20               Lunch
14.20 - 15.30              SESSION IV

  • Clinical features to discriminate epilepsy from other disorders of tLOC - Dr. Danny Costello, Cork University Hospital.
  • SRS, indications & outcomes in neurological diseases - Mr. Danny Rawluk, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

To view the detailed programme please click the link to follow NUM2018 Programme

Continuing Professional Developement

The Neurology Update Meeting 2018 has been approved for 5 credits in the External category by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.


The registration fee for the meeting is €50 or £45 Sterling. To register, 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 Friday, October 12th.

 Acknowledgement of Sponsors

Sponsors have no editorial control of the meeting programme and the views expressed in this meeting are independent of any sponsorship.
Sponsorship is provided wholly and will not influence any prescribing or purchasing decisions favourable to any of the sponsors' commercial interests.
The IICN greatly appreciates the support of the following pharmaceutical companies in providing sponsorship support for the meeting              

 ⇒ Roche Ireland                        ⇒ Sanofi Genzyme                        ⇒ Novartis                        ⇒ Allergan Pharmaceuticals                       ⇒ Merck Serono   

 ⇒ Biogen Ireland                       ⇒ Pfizer Healthcare                       ⇒ Teva                              ⇒ Alnylam Pharmaceuticals                        ⇒ Fannin

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