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56th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting

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Due to the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the President of the Irish Neurological association, Professor Tim Lynch, has decided to postpone the INA meeting.
This decision has been made in recognition of the serious nature and  evolving uncertainties around the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The IICN supports the advice of health authorities regarding the role of robust containment and control activities in slowing the spread of this virus.
It is expected that the meeting will re rescheduled for a date in autumn 2020. Information will be posted here when the rescheduled meeting date has been confirmed.




The 56th Annual Meeting of the Irish Neurological Association, under the Presidency of of Professor Tim Lynch, will take place from 7 - 8th May 2020 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport, Dublin.

 President's Welcome          Dates to Note           Abstract submission             Callaghan Guest Lecture            Programme        Awards and Prizes       

CME           Meeting Registration        Venue        Accommodation         INA Dinner              Sponsor Acknowledgement

  President's Welcome

"On behalf of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience I am delighted to welcome you to the 55th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting. The meeting promotes high quality clinical and laboratory research in Neurosciences and we welcome submissions from all areas of clinical neuroscience. The meeting also provides an opportunity to forge new contacts and strengthen existing ties with colleagues in the clinical neurosciences. We are honoured this year to welcome a true giant in the field of research, Professor Stanley Fahn, who was centrally involved in the invention and origin of levodopa replacement therapy for Parkinson’s disease. The Nobel Prizewinners who brought hope into being in this field of Movement Disorder inspired a generation of researchers to strive to find answers and therapies for patients”.

                                             - Professor Tim Lynch

   Dates to Note

                                   Dates to Note for INA meeting 2020

January 16th Opening of Call for Abstracts for INA meeting 2020
March 20th Deadline for abstract submission to the meeting
April 3rd Abstract authors will be notified regarding their submissions
April 10th INA Programme will be published on website
April 16th Accommodation reservation deadline
April 23rd Meeting Registration deadline
May 7-8th 56th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting

  Abstract Submission

This is the second call for abstracts for the 56th Annual 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 20th, 2020.
Please click the link to follow for directions and the cover page for abstract submission INA 2020 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.

   Callaghan Guest Lecture


The Callaghan Guest Lecture will be delivered by Professor Stanley Fahn, H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology and Director Emeritus of the Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. The topic of  Professor Fahn's lecture will be The Development of Levodopa.

Please click the link to follow to view a short synopsis of Prof. Fahn's distinguished career to date Prof. Stanley Fahn


Professor Stanley Fahn




The programme of the INA meeting 2020 will be published here following the selection of abstracts by the INA President in mid April.

  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

Application for CME accreditation will be submitted when the programme is finalised


To register for the meeting please click the link to follow to download the registration form INA Meeting 2020 Registration 
Please complete the form and send it, with the registration fee, before Friday, May 24th 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 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin Airport, Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin. It is located 3km from Dublin Airport and 1km from M1, Santry exit. The distance to Dublin city centre is 6km. For directions to the hotel please click the link to follow Crowne Plaza Directions


Please see below some options for accommodation for delegates travelling to Dublin for the INA Meeting 2020.The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located just next to it's sister hotel, the Holiday Inn Dublin Airport and delegates may choose to stay in either hotel as per the rates below. You are advised to book early and in advance of the booking deadline specified below to ensure availability and to avoid disappointment.

                                                Accommodation options for INA meeting 2020

Hotel Room B&B Rate Reservation deadline Cancellation deadline
Crowne Plaza Hotel Single Occupancy         €147           April 16th  
Twin / Double Occupancy    €157
Holiday Inn Hotel Single Occupancy      €132           April 16th  
Twin / Double Occupancy     €132


 Sponsor Acknowledgement

The President of the Irish Neurological Association Meeting and the Board of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience appreciate the support of sponsors of the 55th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting.

  • AbbVie Laboratories

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