Neurology 3

External Event - 3rd Nov 2021

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is having its annual symposium, Neurology 3, on the 3rd of November, 2021.

"We have assembled this programme during the COVID-19 pandemic, mindful of the challenges - and opportunities – that it has created for physicians and patients with neurological diseases. So, what will post-pandemic neurology look like? We will need the same knowledge base, so we have embedded core elements of the training curricula. But, for patients and physicians to thrive, we hope to stimulate you to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of your speciality, transform failure into success, to think on your feet, and to practice with humanity".



Welcome and Introductory Remarks
President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1 - Sustainability

Chair: Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Professor of Clinical Neurology, University of Edinburgh


What does carbon-zero neurology look like?
Dr Richard Smith CBE, Chair of the UK Healthcare Alliance on Climate Change 

* how neurologists can respond to climate change to protect and promote public health * how the NHS is becoming greener * opportunities to reduce carbon emissions in everyday neurological practice


Navigating and communicating the pandemic infodemic
Dr Deborah Cohen, Health Correspondent, BBC Newsnight



From evidence to affordability in neurology
Dr Elizabeth Loder, BMJ clinical epidemiology Editor and Neurologist

 * recent advances in the evidence base for management of headache disorders * cost-effectiveness of new treatments for migraine * the greatest good for the greatest number with headache



Session 2 - Failing in order to succeed

Chair: Dr Jane Anderson, Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge


My most instructive mistake
Dr Richard Davenport, Consultant Neurologist, Edinburgh
Dr John Paul Leach, Consultant Neurologist, Glasgow
Dr Jenny Vaughan, Consultant Neurologist, London

* case-based examples of instructive mistakes * management of acute neurological emergencies and epilepsy * how to improve patient safety with a just culture for gross negligence manslaughter 


Turning mechanistic failure into therapeutic success
Professor Patrick Chinnery, Head of Department, Cambridge Neuroscience & MRC Clinical Director 

*the spectrum of mitochondrial neurological disorders * how to investigate disease mechanisms within a clinical career * translating mechanistic insight into treatments 



Session 3 - Thinking on your Feet

Chair: Dr David Breen, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh


How I approach the diagnosis of transient neurological attacks – video case
Professor Graeme Hankey, Professor of Neurology, Perth, Australia

*clinical approach to assessing a video case of a transient neurological attack * differential diagnosis * contemporary, evidence-based management


How I approach the diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders – video case
Professor Richard J Barohn, Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Kansas University Medical Center, USA

* clinical approach to assessing a video case of a neuromuscular disorder * differential diagnosis * contemporary, evidence-based management 


How I approach the diagnosis of movement disorders – video case
Professor Tim Lynch, Consultant Neurologist, Mater Misericordiae and Beaumont Hospitals, Dublin

* clinical approach to assessing a video case of a movement disorder * differential diagnosis * contemporary, evidence-based management 



Session 4 - Humanity

Chair: Dr David Nicholl, Consultant Neurologist, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


Stand up for your patients with disabilities
Melanie Reid MBE, Journalist and author of the weekly column in The Times’ magazine Spinal Column

 * what it’s like to spend 12 months in a spinal injuries unit * what patients need from their neurologists * how the media can help us – tales from her “Spinal Column” in The Times’ magazine


Your patients with disabilities can stand up for themselves
Francesca Martinez, English comedian, writer, actress and “wobbly” person with cerebral palsy

 * what patients with cerebral palsy need from neurologists and rehabilitation physicians * what neurologists can do to help their patients to be treated fairly by the welfare system * is laughter the best medicine?




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