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Date: Saturday 5 October 2019

Audience: General Physicians, Emergency Medicine, Geriatricians, All Hospital Doctors who see patients with neurological conditions

Also relevant for: GPs with a special interest

Limited time to register – prices from £180

According to NHS England, people suffering with neurological conditions have the lowest health related quality of life of any long term conditions. There are over 600 different types of neurological condition, accounting for around 12.5 million episodes of care per year*.

For the non-specialist, diagnosis and management of neurological conditions can present a number of challenges, from how to identify red flags in common presentations to keeping updated on the latest guidelines and evidence for chronic conditions.

In partnership with Practical Neurology, this Masterclass will keep you up-to-date with the latest evidence, new guidelines and best practice in 6 core areas of your practice.

Led by expert speakers, it is a practical course using case based scenarios to demonstrate how you can apply the latest guidance to patients that you will see on the wards, on call or as emergency admissions.



  • 6 CPD points
  • Expert speakers who give you practical tips on how to interpret the latest guidelines and evidence in your practice
  • Interactive voting – make decisions on cases as you would in your practice and see if your peers and our speakers agree
  • Dedicated question time with the experts – quiz them on a tricky condition, or get advice on how to manage a specific patient
  • The opportunity to discuss key topics with colleagues
  • 6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning

8:15 - 9:00

Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote: The NHS People Plan – What does it mean for me? (optional)

In June 2019 the interim NHS England People Plan was announced. The Plan sets out a vision for a new way of working that will deliver more joined up, patient centered care while at the same time improving work-life balance and flexibility for staff across the organisation. 

It’s an ambitious project with far reaching objectives, from improving leadership culture, to tackling workforce shortages and introducing new operating models. In this opening session, Helen Bevan will discuss what the NHS People Plan will mean for you, what changes are to come, and how its influence will be felt across the four nations.

Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons

9:55 - 10:00

Practical Neurology: Welcome and Introductions

Rhys Thomas, Honorary Consultant in Epilepsy and Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Newcastle University

10:00 - 10:45


Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Diego Kaski, Consultant Neurologist, University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

10:45 - 11:10

Morning break and refreshments

Delegates will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition and network with fellow attendees.

11:10 - 11:55


Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Mark Weatherall, Consultant Neurologist, Imperial College Healthcare

11:55 - 12:00

Learning bites

Quick wins you can implement immediately in your practice

12:00 - 12:45

Functional disorders

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Biba Stanton, Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital and South London & Maudsley NHS Trusts

12:45 - 13:55

Lunch and networking

Why not:

  • Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
  • CV checking and 1-2-1 Careers Advice
  • View our Live Jobs Board
  • Pensions Advice

13:55 - 14:00

Learning bites

14:00 - 14:45


Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Anthony Pereira, Consultant Neurologist, St George’s Hospital

14:45 - 15:10

Afternoon break and refreshments

An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area

15:10 - 15:55

Parkinson’s Disease

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Tabish Saifee, Consultant Neurologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

15:55 - 16:00

Learning bites

16:00 - 16:45

Limb weakness

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Clinton Mitchell, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospital of Wales

16:45 - 16:50

Summary and close

*Programme Subject to change

Tailor your experience
BMJ Live is a multi stream conference, so you can tailor your experience by also choosing to attend sessions from our other courses and workshops running at the same time. View the full programme options below.

Other streams on Friday 4 October
GP General Update
Physicians General Update
Taking control of your workload
Getting your work published
Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice 

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Physicians General Update
Taking control of your workload
Managing complexity and uncertainty

BMJ Careers Fair
As part of your conference package, you will also have access to our careers fair exhibition, and a variety of content to help you progress your career. View the programme.

Excellent venue. Interesting and clinically useful topic with overviews of the important presentations I am likely to see in ED
Neurology for Physicians Masterclass, November 2018


Excellent topics and presented in a useful way and very relevant to clinical practice. The presenters were amazing. The best medical course that I attended this year so far, I have learnt things that I thought I knew but didn’t and motivated me to go home and do some reading
Neurology for Physicians Masterclass , November 2018


All speakers were excellent and made their topics clear and entertaining.
Neurology for Physicians Masterclass, November 2018

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