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The Encephalitis Society's annual Professional Seminar took place at MacFarlanes LLP in London at the beginning of December.
More than 80 people, the most in our history, came to listen to and network with world leading experts in the study of encephalitis.
This year's event New Frontiers - Neurology & Patient Experiences featured keynote speakers from the U.S.A., France, and Northern Ireland.
Our Professional Seminar is held annually and is free to all Professional Members of The Encephalitis Society. Please sign up to become a member and to keep up to date on our all professional events.
You can read the ACNR report on our 2015 Professional Seminar here: ACNR Report.
This 2016 Professional Seminar is titled: Encephalitis: New Frontiers - Neurology & Patient Experiences.
A PDF of the programme can be downloaded HERE.
13.00 - Registration
13.30 - Welcome Dr Ava Easton, CEO The Encephalitis Society and Professor Tom Solomon, Chair, The Encephalitis Society Professional Advisory Panel
13.35 - Keynote Address: The French Encephalitis Group - HSVE and Complicated Encephalitis Professor Jean Paul Stahl & Dr Alexandra Mailles, University Hospital (CHU), France
14.05 - Discussion
14.10 - Preliminary findings from the UK ChiMES study Dr Rachel Kneen, University of Liverpool
14.25 - Discussion
14.30 - Autoimmune Encephalitis: the evolving role of MRI & PET Professor Arun Venkatesen, Johns Hopkins
14:45 - Discussion
14.50 - The Jungle Book of Neuropsychology: disentangling the influence of feral childhood from adult brain injury caused by encephalitis in order to provide rehabilitation. Dr Catriona McIntosh, Daniel Yorath House, BIRT
15.05 - Discussion
15.10 - Break and light refreshments
15.30 - Keynote Address: “Thanks for the memory...” Survivor & Neurologist Perspective Dr Jim Morrow
16.00 - Discussion
16.05 - Neurological Infection from the Zika virus Dr Mark Ellul, University of Liverpool
16.20 - Discussion
16.25 - 100 patients with antibody-mediated epilepsy: can we prevent encephalitis? Dr Sarosh Irani, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
16.40 - Discussion
16.45 - Do lawyers have a role in learning and improving patient experiences? Nicola Wainwright, Leigh Day
16.55 - Lessons from every side: learning from doctor and lay patient narratives. Dr Ava Easton, The Encephalitis Society and Professor Tom Solomon, University of Liverpool
17.10 - Awards: 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Encephalitis Healthcare AND 2016 Student Essay and Travel Bursary Competition Winners
17.30 - Questions, Answers, Discussion, Summing Up, and Chair’s Closing Remarks.
Cheese and Wine Reception with book signings
The Professional Seminar takes place at the headquarters of MacFarlanes law firm, 20 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LT. Directions can be found HERE.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank MacFarlanes for kindly sponsoring this event and for their continued support.
Places at the seminar are free to The Society’s professional Members. Click HERE to sign up and become a member for free.
If you have any questions regarding the Professional Seminar, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +44(0)1653 692583.
The Encephalitis Society is the operating name of the Encephalitis Support Group which is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.
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