UCL are starting a trial of L-Serine in Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type 1 due to mutations in the SPTLC1 or SPTLC2 genes. An online patient infomation day is being held on the 18th April 2023 - details can be found in the attached documents - Flyer - Letter
The 22nd annual King's Neuromuscular Disease Symposium, Friday 26th January 2024, is now open for registration
The format will be a hybrid of face-to-face or online webinar. To encourage a live audience, we are offering free lunch for those attending in person (if pre-reserved). Registration will be the same cost whether you attend in person or virtually.
The venue will again be the stunning contemporary atrium and lecture theatre of the Fetal Medicine Research Institute at King’s College Hospital, London SE5 8BB, just next to Denmark Hill station.
09.00 – 09.25 Registration and tea/coffee
09.25 – 09.30 Welcome from the organisers
09.30 – 10.00 Peripheral Neuropathy in Complex Genetic diseases: Approach to Diagnosis. Dr Alex Rossor,
St Thomas’ Hospital
10.00 – 10.30 Lymphoma, Paraproteins and Neuropathies. Dr Shirley D’Sa, UCLH.
10.30 – 11.00 Clinical and EMG guide to Spontaneous Motor Hyperexcitability. Dr James Bashford, KCL
11.00 – 11.25 Tea/coffee – Atrium
11.25 – 11.55 Immunosuppression in Neuromuscular Diseases. Dr Aisling Carr,
Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
11.55 – 12.35 Richard Hughes Lecture. Treatment of Neuropathic Pain. Prof Nadine Attal, Paris
12.35 – 13.05 Ulnar Neuropathy. Prof Simon Podnar, Ljubljana
13.05 – 13.50 Lunch – Atrium
13.50 – 14.20 Physiotherapy Management of Neuromuscular Disorders. Jo Reffin, KCH
14.20 – 14.50 How to Interpret a Muscle and Nerve Biopsy Report. Dr Matthew Clarke, UCLH
14.50 – 15.15 Tea/coffee – Atrium
15.15 – 15.45 Congenital Myopathies for the Adult Neurologist. Dr Anna Sarkozy, GOSH
15.45 – 16.15 Differentiating between Acquired and Genetic Myopathies. Dr James Lilleker, Manchester
16.15 – 16.25 Concluding remarks and Finish
Organisers: Dr Rob Hadden, Dr James Burge, Dr James Bashford & Dr Ahmed Abbas
For Queries please contact our administrator: Ms Lai Tsang kch-tr.KNMS@nhs.net
The BPNS wish to facilitate setup of a new charity for peripheral neuropathy in the UK. There is no charity or association in the UK which supports people with all the many causes of peripheral neuropathy. Only a few specific causes of neuropathy have a UK charity, such as CMT-UK, GAIN and Diabetes UK. There is no UK charity to support idiopathic neuropathy, painful small fibre neuropathy (except general pain charities), brachial neuritis, carpal tunnel and entrapment neuropathies, chemotherapy neuropathy (except cancer charities), etc. Several people have come forward to assist with this and work is progressing to get the new charity up and running.