Neurovascular disorders: latest treatments and best practice

External Event - 16th Apr 2018

The RSM and the Brain and Spine Foundation invite you to attend this one day event with top consultants in clinical neurosciences will address the latest research in neurovascular disorders and provide you with an insight into the newest treatments and best practice and how this can improve the outcome for patients.

This event takes place at the Royal Society of Medicine,1 Wimpole Street, LONDON on the 16th of April 2018. 

Book your place today.


The aim is to review and discuss current best practise and advances in neurovascular treatment and care.

  • Understand the physiology of neurovascular disorders, the causes and diagnosis
  • Understand the latest treatment options used to treat brain aneurysms and AVMs
  • Know about the latest research into neurovascular conditions
  • Value the short and long term psychological impact these conditions can cause
  • Value the MDT approach to treating and supporting people who have been affected
  • Understand the patient’s perspective of care and longer term problems


RSM Early bird from £25 - £100
Non-member Early bird from £30 - 120

* Early bird rates close on Sunday 18 March 2018

* Following registration you will be contacted appropriately by email with; your booking confirmation, feedback survey and attendance certificate. 



9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee


9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Alice Doyle, CEO, Brain and Spine Foundation


Professor Peter Hutchinson, Professor of Neurosurgery, NIHR Research Professor, Director of Clinical Studies Robinson College, University of Cambridge

9.40 am

Chair introduction

Professor Peter Hutchinson

9.50 am

Introduction to neurovascular disorders: Physiology, causes


10.20 am

Cerebral cavernomas

Mr Neil Kitchen, Consultant Neurosurgeon, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

10.50 am

Tea and coffee break


11.20 am

Management of aneurysms: Clipping versus coiling

Mr Richard Nelson, Neurovascular Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

11.50 am

Panel discussion




12.10 pm

Patient perspective on subarachnoid haemorrhage

Lizzie Printer

12.25 pm

Patient perspective on AVM

Nicola Brown

12.45 pm



1.45 pm

Neuropsychology – managing long term issues

Dr Emma Woodberry, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Joint Head, Neuropsychology Department, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

2.15 pm

Good practice therapeutic approach


2.45 pm

Questions and answers: Patients and psychologist




3.00 pm

AVMs – physiology, causes, treatments and new research

Mr Diederik Bulters, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Wessex Neurological Centre

3.30 pm

Neurovascular imaging

Dr Anil Gholkar OBE, Consultant Neuroradiologist, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust

4.00 pm

IL1-RA in subarachnoid haemorrhage - a treatment for stroke after subarachnoid haemorrhage?

Mr Hiren Patel, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Salford Royal

4.30 pm

Panel discussion


4.50 pm

Close of meeting



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