• 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 Autumn Meeting 2019
Start Date
End Date
Friday 27 Sep 2019 09:00 AM
Friday 27 Sep 2019 17:00 PM
W12 Conferences, Artillery Lane, 150 Du Cane Road, London, W12 0HS (Hammersmith Hospital)

This will be an all day meeting, 10am-5pm when we will have the BPNS AGM. The main venue is the Oak Suite of W12 Conferences, which is within the grounds of the Hammersmith Hospital, part of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT).  The programme will include the usual miscellaneous clinical case presentations. We would encourage delegates to submit abstracts for presentation via the BPNS website -  

There will be guest lectures on CANVAS Syndrome by Dr Andrea Cortese (UCLH) & Prof Adolfo Bronstein (ICHT) and HIV in 2019 by Prof Alan Winston (ICHT).  We will also have presentations by the recipients of the 2019 Richard Hughes Travel Bursary following their presentations at the Peripheral Nerve Society meeting in Genoa in June.

We encourage registration in advance by clicking Book Tickets at the bottom. Members should log in first to benefit from reduced registration fees. 'Early bird' registration will close on Wednesday 18th September after which the registration fee will rise from £35 to £45. Registration on the day is possible but will be at the £45 rate. If you decide not to register in advance, please email in advance so we know numbers for catering. We are grateful to our sponsors from the pharmaceutical industry for supporting this meeting. The meeting is recognised by the RCP for 6 CPD points

The deadline for abstract submission is Tuesday 10th September. WRITTEN CONSENT is required from any living patient before their case history may be presented at any BPNS meeting or added to our website. Please ask your patient to sign the consent form and 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 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).  With apologies, if there are more abstracts than space available, we will not be able to accept them all – so submit yours as soon as possible!

Travel directions: 


W12 conferences is located just off the M40/A40 on Artillery Lane just off Du Cane Road, next to Queen Charlottes and Hammersmith Hospitals. Artillery Lane is the road running along the left of the hospital buildings as you face them and leads towards the car park.  If walking, follow this road and turn right at the mini roundabout, then turn left directly into the W12 courtyard, the reception is here (see map, click on 'view onsite map').  There is a pay and display council car park at the rear of the conference centre. Parking machines are coin operated and owned by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Hammersmith and Fulham Council. 


Central Line White City and East Actonare both within a 10 minute walk.
Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines Wood Lanewithin a 12 min walk

Buses 7, 70, 72, 272 & 283 bus routes stop directly outside on Du Cane Road.  

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 AGM starting around 6.30pm - please email if you are interested, details to follow.  The cost of this is additional to the meeting registration.

Refund policy for registration fee: Cancellation before the meeting registration deadline (midnight 18th September) – full refund. No refund if cancellation after this.

For any queries please contact BPNS Administrator Alex

All sponsors of this meeting have no input into the organization or the agenda

TimeType Presenter
09:30Registration in Maple & Ash suites (BPNS Council Meeting 9-10am in Celia Hensman suite)  
10:00Abstract Time Flies Dr Thomas Coysh
10:15Abstract Always remember what your mentors told you – it comes in useful one day! Dr Michael Lunn
10:30Abstract Numbness in the outer aspect of the lower leg Dr Nofal Khalil
10:45Abstract Something Fishy Dr Lisa Clayton
11:30Lecture CANVAS syndrome - neurogenetics and clinical syndrome Dr Andrea Cortese (UCLH) and Prof Adolfo Bronstein (ICHT and Imperial College, IC)
12:30Lecture Richard Hughes Travel Bursary Reports: Dr Andreas.Themistocleous (Oxford) and Dr Janev Fehmi (Oxford)
13:00Refreshment Lunch  
14:00Lecture HIV in 2019 Professor Alan Winston (ICHT and IC)
14:30Abstract Immune Dysregulation: autoimmune disease to infection - where to strike the balance Dr Clare M Galtrey
14:45Abstract A pain in the arm Dr Saydah Abdaldayim
15:00Abstract A case of lumbo-sacral radiculitis Dr Alice Hosking
15:15Refreshment Afternoon Tea  
15:45Abstract A rash diagnostic decision Dr Matthew Evans
16:00Abstract An Unusual Cranial Neuropathy. Dr Dipa Raja Rayan
16:15Other Update on IVIG commissioning - Dr Mike Lunn  
16:45AGM AGM and BPNS Council Elections  

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