Irish Neurological Association Meeting 2018

External Event - 31st to 1st May 2018

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The 54th Annual Meeting of the Irish Neurological Association, under the presidency of Dr. Brian Herron, will take place on May 31st - June 1st 2018 at Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast.

President's Welcome           Dates to Note             Call for Abstract Submission        
Guest Lecture                      Programme                 Awards and Prizes       

CME Accreditation               Registration                 Venue                          

Accommodation                   INA Dinner                   Sponsor Acknowledgement


 President's Invitation and Welcome

Welcome to the 54th annual INA meeting in Belfast 2018.
This meeting is dedicated to all clinical and research neuroscience specialties. This meeting is traditionally one of the friendliest and most social events in the calendar, at the same time maintaining a high academic standard
We particularly invite submissions from those who have not presented at meetings before and the meeting is open to medical students who may wish to submit interesting case reports.
We are particularly honoured to have Professor Rob Taylor, an international expert in mitochondrial disease, as our keynote speaker.

         - Dr. Brian Herron, Consultant Neuropathologist, Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast and President of the Irish Neurological Association 2018

 Dates to Note

                                 INA Meeting 2018 - Dates to Note

January 18th Call for abstract submission
March 16th Closing date for abstract submission
  Accommodation reservation deadline
April 6th Abstract submitters will be notifed regarding their submission
April 27th INA programme published on website
May 18th Meeting registration deadline
May 31st - June 1st 54th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting









 Abstract Submission

Abstract Submissions are now closed

 Guest Lecture

The Guest Lecture will be delivered by Robert W. Taylor, Professor of Mitochondrial Pathology, Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle University. The title of Prof. Taylor's lecture will be "Clinical mitochondrial disease: what’s the best way to make a diagnosis?"


Rob Taylor obtained his first degree in Biochemistry and his PhD in Molecular Genetics from Newcastle University where he was appointed as a Lecturer in 2001. He is currently Professor of Mitochondrial Pathology at the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research in Newcastle and an Honorary Consultant Clinical Scientist with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, leading the NHS Highly Specialised Mitochondrial Laboratory which provides a UK-wide diagnostic service for patients with mitochondrial disease. His research laboratory focuses on the biochemical and molecular genetic investigation of human mitochondrial disorders, with interests ranging from determining the molecular mechanisms by which inherited mitochondrial genetic abnormalities cause cellular dysfunction and identifying new genes associated with both paediatric-onset and adult-onset mitochondrial disease presentations to the development of techniques to prevent the transmission of serious mitochondrial disease



To view the programme for the INA meeting 2018 please click the link to follow INA Meeting Programme 2018

 Awards and Prizes

A number of awards are made for best presentations at the Irish Neurological Association Meeting.

  • Harold Millar Prize for best overall presentation
  • John Kirker Prize for best Epilepsy related presentation 
  • Mark Gibson Prize for best Movement Disorder related presentation
  • Prize for best neurosurgical presentation
  • Prize for best poster presentation
  • Hugh Staunton Prize for best undergraduate or intern presentation.

 CME Accreditation

Application for CME accreditation is pending.


To register for the meeting please click the link to follow to download the registration form INA Meeting 2018 Registration 
Please complete the form and send it, with the registration fee, before Friday, May 18th to IICN, P.O. Box 351, Limerick.
If you have any queries please email or telephone +353 61 622652


The meeting will take place at Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast, located at 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast . To view directions to Riddel Hall please click the link to follow Google Riddel Hall
Detailed directions and further information will be posted here in the coming weeks.


Please see below some options for accommodation for delegates travelling to Belfast for the INA Meeting 2018. Note that May 31st - June 1st appears to be a busy weekend in Belfast and a number of hotels have already advised that they do not have rooms available. These include the Europa Hotel, the Merchant Hotel, Benedicts Hotel, Madisons Hotel and Ibis Queens.
You are therefore advised to reserve your accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

                                                                                  Accommodation options for delegates to INA meeting 2018

                                                   Hotel           Room    Rate Booking deadline         Cancellation policy
AC Hotel, City Quays, 90 Donegall Quay, Belfast, BT1 3FE
Quote: IICN 310518  to book
Telephone: 02895 313180 (From NI)
                   04895 313180 (From ROI)
                   00442895 313480 (From ROI mobile phone)
Single B&B £130 May 7th May cancel up to 14 days prior to arrival, after which the payment will be deducted in full.
Double B&B £140

Dukes at Queens 65 - 67 University St., Belfast BT7 1HL
T: +44 (0) 28 9023 6666
Quote: INA Meeting to book

Accessible Room B&B £92         May 7th May cancel until 3pm on the day prior to arrival.
Luxury Room B&B £92
Suite £122

Wellington Park Hotel 21 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RU
T:  +44 (0) 2890385050 E:
Quote: IICN300518 to book

Single B&B £89  May 4th May cancel up to 24 hours prior to arrival
Double B&B £109

Fitzwilliam Hotel, Great Victoria Street, Belfast.
T: +44 28 9044 2080
GPS coordinates: Lat 54.5957165° Lon -5.9350789°
Quote: Block 1607950 to book

Single B&B £165  April 30th

May cancel up to April 30th without penalty. Thereafter penalties of 75% to 100% of reservation value will be charged.

Deposit: at the time of booking 25% of services booked
On arrival: balance of charges for services booked

Double B&B £178

 INA Dinner

The Irish Neurological Association Reception and Dinner will be held in Bar 2 at the Waterfront Hall Belfast. To attend the dinner please check the relevant box on the Registration form. Coach collection will be arranged from each of the hotels listed above to take delegates to and from the INA Dinner.

 Sponsor Acknowledgement

The President of the INA and the Board of the IICN appreciate the support of the following sponsors of the 54th Annual Irish Neurological Association Meeting.

Roche Products (Ireland) Limited Sanofi Genzyme Clonmel Pharmaceuticals Merck Serono
Novartis Ireland Teva Pharmaceuticals Allergan Eisai Limited
Genomics Medicine Ireland Biogen Ireland    

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