• This meeting is open to BPNS members and other professionals working in relevant areas, but not to patients or members of the general public without advance permission.
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BPNS meeting 9 November 2018
Start Date
End Date
Friday 9 Nov 2018 10:00 AM
Friday 9 Nov 2018 17:00 PM
Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London E1

This meeting will be hosted by the Royal London Hospital (Queen Mary Innovation Centre, 5 Walden Street, London E1 2AF) The AGM will be held at the end. The local organiser is Dr Aleksandar Radunovic ( The venue will be the Clark-Kennedy Lecture Theatre.

If you wish to attend the dinner in a restaurant after the meeting, please register and pay separately on the dinner page

This will be an all-day meeting. The programme will include clinical case presentations and guest lectures from:

·       Dr Luis Querol (Barcelona, Spain) – “CIDP: from phenotype to the paranode and back”.

·       Giuseppe Lauria (Milan, Italy) – “Big pain, small fibres; personalising medicine in painful neuropathies”

·       Ashwin Pinto (Southampton) on plasma exchange.

RCP CPD approval has been applied for. A certificate will be available at the end of the meeting.

A sandwich lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you have any dietary requirements please indicate special dietary requirements under 'special requests' in the registration form.

A BPNS Council meeting (for BPNS Council Members) will precede the meeting from 9.00 -10.00

The Annual General Meeting will be at 16.30 (BPNS members only).

We encourage registration in advance by clicking Book Tickets below. Members should log in to the BPNS website first to benefit from a reduced registration fee. Advance registration will close on 2 November 2018. Registration after this date is possible at the meeting but will incur a £10 surcharge. If you decide not to register in advance, please email in advance to advise of your intention to attend so we know numbers for catering.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 12 October 2018. This has now passed so no more abstracts may be submitted.

The CSL Behring satellite symposium (initially planned for 8th November) has been postponed to next year.

TimeType Presenter
09:15Registration Registration and coffee  
10:00Abstract A recognisable, but variable phenotype of CMT2. Dr Carolynne Doherty
10:15Abstract Upper Limb Predominance in Inherited Neuropathies Dr Grace McMacken
10:30Abstract More than Holmes-Adie Dr Shiwen Koay
10:45Abstract Beyond the checkpoint Dr Amy Gimson
11:00Refreshment Coffee  
11:25Lecture Big pain, small fibres; personalising medicine in painful neuropathies Giuseppe Lauria
12:10Abstract A treatment-resistant demyelinating neuropathy Dr Daniel Rudd
12:25Abstract A very rare Case of a rapidLy progressive peripheraL neuropathy Dr janev fehmi
12:55Refreshment Lunch  
13:45Abstract The Distinguishing Investigative Features of a Nodo-Paranodopathy: Examining the notable findings in an antibody positive case Dr. Neena Singh
14:00Abstract Hopping, Skipping, Jumping to Conclusions Dr Yann Shern Keh
14:15Abstract The picture of excitement Dr Jane Pritchard
14:30Lecture CIDP: from phenotype to the paranode and back Luis Querol
15:15Refreshment Tea and coffee  
15:40Lecture Use of plasma exchange Ashwin Pinto
16:00Abstract A cashier who can’t handle coins. Dr Chinar Osman
16:15Abstract Case study: Neuralgic amyotrophy following hepatitis E infection Dr Celia Shiles

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