IICN Meetings

Irish Neurological Association Meeting 2019

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 The 55th Annual Meeting of the Irish Neurological Association, under the presidency of Dr. Brian McNamara, will take place from 6th to 7th June 2019 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork.

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

CME Accreditation             Registration               Venue                        

Accommodation                 INA Dinner               Sponsor Acknowledgement


 President's Welcome

"On behalf of the INA I am delighted to welcome you to the 55th Annual scientific 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. Cork has a long tradition of promoting research at the interface between the laboratory and the clinic so it is fitting that this years guest lecturer is Professor Andrew McKeon of the Mayo Clinic".

- Dr. Brian McNamara, Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, Cork University Hospital and President of the INA meeting 2019

 Dates to Note

                                    Dates to Note for INA Meeting 2019

January 15th  First call for abstract submission
March 22nd  Deadline for abstract submission
April 19th  Abstract authors will be notified regarding their submissions
May 3rd  INA Programme will be published on website
May 10th  Accommodation reservation deadline
May 24th  Meeting Registration deadline
June 6 - 7th  55th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting

 Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for the INA Meeting is now closed. All those having submitted abstracts have been notified regarding their submissions. If you have not received notice regarding your paper please contact the IICN office at info@iicn.ie or telephone 061 622652

  Guest Lecture


The Callaghan Guest Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Andrew McKeon, Professor of Neurology and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. The title of the Callaghan lecture will be "IgG Biomarkers of CNS Autoimmunity"


Dr. Andrew McKeon.

Andrew McKeon is from Dublin. He graduated from UCD Medical School in 2000. He did his SHO medical training in the Mater Hospital in Dublin, 6 months of which was spent at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. His SpR training consisted of Neurology training in Cork and Dublin (Beaumont and Mater) and then the final 2 years as a fellow in movement disorders and then autoimmune neurology at the Mayo Clinic, graduating in 2008. His mentors include Sean Pittock and Vanda Lennon. He became a consultant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 2009. He was awarded his MD from UCD in 2011. He became certified by the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology in 2013. He is a Professor of Neurology, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. He is Director of the Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship program. He and Sean Pittock Co-direct the Neuroimmunology Laboratory, which is a service and research laboratory specializing in diagnostic antibody tests for autoimmune neurological diseases. Dr McKeon’s research and clinical interests pertain to the evaluation and treatment of patients with autoimmune CNS disorders.  He is particularly interested in finding new specific biomarkers.


The meeting will begin with registration at 11.00 on Thursday, followed by lunch at 12.00 and the formal opening of the meeting by Dr. McNamara, INA President at 12.45. Platform and poster presentation rounds will take place through the afternoon concluding at 16.45. The INA Business Meeting (IICN Members only) will then take place.
There will  be a coach transfer to the Crawford Gallery in Cork city at 19.00 for a wine reception, tour of the gallery and Dinner.

On Friday 7th, the meeting will begin at 08.00 with a Multiple Sclerosis symposium
Registration will open at 08.15 and presentations and poster tours are scheduled through the day. The Callaghan guest lecture will be delivered by Professor Andrew McKeon at 12.30.  TDr. McNamara will address the meeting at 16.00 followed by presentation of prizes at 16.00
The meeting will close at 16.30.

To view the scientific programme for the INA meeting 2019 please click the link to follow INA Meeting 2019 Programme

 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 is pending.


To register for the meeting please click the link to follow to download the registration form INA Meeting 2019 Registration 
Please complete the form and send it by post or email before Friday, May 24th to IICN, P.O. Box 351, Limerick.
Please click the link to follow to view the IICN Meeting Cancellation Policy
If you have any queries please email info@iicn.ie or telephone +353 61 622652

 Venue and Accommodation

The meeting will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork. To view directions to the Radisson Hotel please click the link to follow Radisson Hotel Little Island


Please see below some options for accommodation for delegates travelling to Cork for the INA Meeting 2019.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 Delegates to INA meeting 2019

Hotel Room Rate Booking Deadline Cancellation Policy
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ditchley House, Little Island, Cork
Please email or telephone the hotel to make your reservation quoting Irish Neurological Association Meeting to avail of the rates shown.
Email: reservations.cork@radissonblu.com        Telephone: 21 429 7000
Single Occupancy €141    May 10th 2019 28 days in advance of arrival
Double Occupancy €151

  INA Dinner

The Irish Neurological Association Reception and Dinner will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6th. To attend the dinner please check the relevant box on the Registration form. Coach collection will be arranged from the hotel to take delegates to and from the INA Dinner.

 Sponsor Acknowledgement

The President of the INA and the Board of the IICN appreciate the support of sponsors of the 55th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting.

                                                       Sponsors of 2019 Irish Neurological Association Meeting

Biogen Ireland Clonmel Parmaceuticals Roche Products (Ireland) Ltd. Novartis
Sanofi Genzyme Santhera Limited Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Merck Serono
AbbVie Merz Allergan Ltd. Teva
Genomics Medicine Ireland      


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