• 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.
  • BPNS members wishing to register for the meeting may benefit from a reduced registration fee if they log in to the website first.
BPNS meeting 15 March 2019
Start Date
End Date
Friday 15 Mar 2019 10:00 AM
Friday 15 Mar 2019 17:15 PM
The Bristol Hotel, Prince St, Bristol, BS1 4QF

Registration and abstract submission is now open.

This will be a traditional BPNS all day meeting, the first session starting at 10.00 (registration begins 0915 AM) and finishing around 17.30.  The local organiser is Dr James Stevens.

The programme will include the usual miscellaneous clinical case presentations. 

There will be guest lectures on pain and microneurography and on Lyme disease.

We encourage registration in advance by clicking Book Tickets at the bottom. Members should log in first to benefit from a reduced registration fee. Advance registration will close on Sunday 3rd March. Registration on the day is possible but will incur a £10 surcharge. If you decide not to register in advance, please at least email in advance to advise of your intention to attend so we know numbers for catering. We cannot guarantee lunch to those who have not registered in advance. We are grateful to our sponsors from the pharmaceutical industry for supporting this meeting.

The deadline for abstract submission is 5 March. Click the link below 'submit an abstract'.  WRITTEN CONSENT is required from any living patient before their case history may be presented at any BPNS meeting or added to our website (this does not apply to deceased patients). Please ask your patient to sign the consent form, then file this in the hospital notes or your own records. The BPNS does not require a copy of the consent form, merely your honest statement that one has been signed. If written consent has not yet been obtained, an abstract may still be submitted, but the submitter must confirm to the meeting organiser or Case Library Editor at least one week before the meeting that written consent has been obtained, otherwise it cannot be presented (but may be postponed to a future meeting).

The Biennial BPNS Teaching Course on Peripheral Neuropathy aimed at registrars is the day before (separate registration required through BPNS website).

There will be a sponsored symposium organised by CSL Behring on Thursday 14th March 19.00-20.30, "Advancing the Treatment of CIDP: Introducing Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin into Clinical Practice", with hot buffet provided. Programme and registration at 

Travel directions: Bristol is easily accessed by train.  From Bristol Temple Meads station, it is a short taxi ride, a 20 minute walk or a ride on either the number 70 bus (get off on Redcliffe Way) or the Bristol Ferry (water bus – get off at stop 1 or stop 11) to the Bristol Hotel.

For those arriving by plane, the Bristol Flyer coach service departs from Bristol airport at regular intervals and will deposit you at Bristol Bus and Coach Station or Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station on a journey lasting roughly 30 minutes. From either of these stops, the walk is approximately 15 to 20 minutes on foot to the hotel.

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Catering:  If you have any special dietary requirements  please highlight on the form at the bottom of this page at time of booking.

There will be a dinner after the meeting starting around 6pm - please email if you are interested.  The cost of this is additional to the meeting registration.

Accommodation:  The Bristol Hotel have reserved a number of rooms for the BPNS meeting. We would advise contacting them directly to reserve these.

Refund policy for registration fee: Cancellation before the meeting registration deadline (midnight 6th March) – full refund less £5 administration fee. No refund if cancellation after this.

For any queries please contact BPNS Administrator Alex


Programme (can change before the event)
TimeType Presenter
10:00Abstract An undisputed case of left hand weakness? Dr Hamish Morrison
10:15Abstract The curious case of the man who had everything Dr Roberto Sans-Boza
10:30Abstract Right piece, right puzzle? Dr Melanie Etti
10:45Abstract Vasculitis but not as we know it Dr Rebecca Cooper
11:00Refreshment Morning Coffee  
11:30Lecture Pain and Microneurography Prof. Tony Pickering & Dr. James Dunham
12:10Lecture Richard Hughes Travel Bursary Report Dr Steven Keddie
12:25Lecture Richard Hughes Travel Bursary Report Dr Menelaos Pipis
12:40Refreshment Lunch  
13:30Lecture Lyme Disease - a 21st Century Plague Dr. Matthew Dryden
14:10Abstract When can we attribute genetic blame? MFN2 in early-onset Parkinson’s, and a novel locus in RAB7A Dr Harriet Ann Ball
14:25Abstract Greater auricular nerve amyloidoma as a presenting manifestation of AL amyloidosis with underlying lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. Dr Chinar Osman
15:00Discussion Forum Rational investigation of length dependent sensory polyneuropathy - Dr Carolyn Gabriel  
16:00Abstract AN ENIGMATIC CASE AT FACE VALUE Dr Tatyana Yermakova
16:15Abstract A dog with a bone (marrow biopsy) Dr Vivien Li
16:30Abstract Can or can’t wander? Dr Charles Wade

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