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Autumn Meeting 2024 VIRTUAL
Start Date
End Date
Friday 20 Sep 2024 09:00 AM
Friday 20 Sep 2024 17:00 PM
Online via Teams

Our usual mix of case presentations (neurology/neurophysiology) and invited lectures is of interest to trainees/consultants and nerve specialists/non-specialists alike.  This years autumn meeting will be hosted by the Royal London Hospital & St Bartholemew's, held at the Barbican Centre, Forbisher Auditorium 2, in the heart of east London. The meeting is in person or virtual via Zoom, with pricing the same for both to reflect rising AV costs and encourage in-person attendance; pricing includes lunch and coffee/tea breaks for in-person attendees.  There will be a dinner after the meeting at Apulia, Farringdon which is booked separately on the website (dinner listed as a separate meeting).


Guest Speakers 

      - Dr Filip Eftimov, Neurology Consultant, Amsterdam UMC

      - Dr Prina Ruparelia, Respiratory Consultant, St Bart's Hospital



Cost for associate members is £50, for ordinary members £70, and for non-members £90 for the meeting registration (lunch and refreshments included).  Due to PayPal changes, our payment system through the website doesn't work, so instead register through the website 'for free' and then pay separately through PayPal, either by searching for through PayPal or more simply by typing into your web browser: you will then be asked to log in or sign up to PayPal before being asked to set the amount to pay Aisling Carr, our treasurer.  If you do not have a PayPal account and do not wish to sign up, you can email to agree another option.



Date Time Type   Presenter
Fri 20 Sep 2024 09:00 Registration Registration and coffee. Sponsors have had no input into the organization, agenda or content of this meeting.  
Fri 20 Sep 2024 10:00 Lecture Welcome President (Prof Rajabally) and local organiser (Dr Keddie)
Fri 20 Sep 2024 10:10 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 10:25 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 10:40 Lecture TBC Dr Filip Eftimov, Amsterdam UMC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 11:20 Refreshment Coffee  
Fri 20 Sep 2024 11:50 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 12:05 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 12:25 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 12:40 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 13:00 Refreshment Lunch  
Fri 20 Sep 2024 13:50 Lecture TBC Dr Prina Ruperalia, St Bart's, London
Fri 20 Sep 2024 14:30 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 14:50 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 15:00 Refreshment Afternoon Tea  
Fri 20 Sep 2024 15:30 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 15:45 Abstract TBC TBC
Fri 20 Sep 2024 16:00 AGM AGM  
Fri 20 Sep 2024 17:00 Close    

Registration details will be announced shortly.

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