• 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.
Teaching Course on Peripheral Neuropathy 2024: IN PERSON
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Thursday 21 Mar 2024 09:00 AM
Thursday 21 Mar 2024 17:00 PM
The Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SR

The Peripheral Neuropathy Teaching Day is aimed at trainees in Neurology and Neurophysiology but is suitable for all, including consultants, who wish for an update in the assessment and management of common and rare neuropathies.  The course is delivered by UK experts in the field.  This year’s teaching day will include the traditional lecture format from 9 am to 2 pm.  This will be both in person (Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5SR) and virtual via Zoom.  From 2 pm is small group teaching rotating between 3 different topics (inherited neuropathies, GBS and mimics, interactive case studies).  This will allow a more interactive and educational session and is in person only.

This event will allow attendees the chance to network with UK experts in neuropathy.  The price includes lunch and coffee/tea breaks and is the same for in-person and virtual attendees due to increasing costs of AV support.  We encourage attendees to consider registering for our BPNS Spring meeting which occurs at the same venue on the following day, with case studies and invited lectures.


Cost for all attendees is £75 (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.  

Programme (can change before the event)
DateTimeType Presenter
Thu 21 Mar 202409:00Registration All sponsors of this meeting have no input into the organization or agenda; our sponsors are:  
Thu 21 Mar 202409:15Other Welcome and Introduction from Dr James Holt, Local Organiser  
Thu 21 Mar 202409:20Lecture The Clinical Approach to Peripheral Neuropathy Dr Tim Lavin
Thu 21 Mar 202409:50Lecture An Introduction to Nerve Conduction Studies and EMG Dr David Allen
Thu 21 Mar 202410:20Lecture Diabetic Neuropathies Dr Rebecca Cooper
Thu 21 Mar 202410:50Refreshment Coffee & Tea Break  
Thu 21 Mar 202411:10Lecture The Diagnosis and Management of CIDP Prof Yusuf Rajabally
Thu 21 Mar 202411:40Lecture Paraproteinaemic Neuropathies Prof Mike Lunn
Thu 21 Mar 202412:10Lecture Infectious Neuropathies Dr James Stevens
Thu 21 Mar 202412:40Refreshment Lunch  
Thu 21 Mar 202413:30Lecture Physiotherapy in Peripheral Neuropathies; last session for virtual attendees Dr Gita Ramdharry
Thu 21 Mar 202414:00Lecture Small Group Rotational Sessions: Inherited Neuropathies Prof Mary Reilly & Dr Katie Brennan
Thu 21 Mar 202414:45Refreshment Coffee & Tea Break  
Thu 21 Mar 202415:00Lecture Small Group Rotational Sessions: GBS and Mimics Dr Aisling Carr & Dr Rhys Roberts
Thu 21 Mar 202415:45Refreshment Coffee & Tea Break  
Thu 21 Mar 202416:00Lecture Small Group Rotational Sessions: Interactive Case Studies Dr Hadi Manji & Dr Chinar Osman
Thu 21 Mar 202416:45Close  

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16.15 – 16.25     Concluding remarks and Finish


Registration HERE


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