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17th Annual King’s Neuromuscular Disease Symposium

Fetal Medicine Research Institute, London

25 Jan FetalMedInst-main-780x450

This educational meeting is aimed primarily at clinicians who treat patients with diseases of the peripheral nervous system and muscle.  It aims to provide practical general clinical up-dates as well as an introduction to the science underlying neuromuscular diseases.  It should be of interest to general adult neurologists, clinical neurophysiologists, paediatric neurologists, clinical neuroscientists and allied health professionals, and suitable for both consultants and trainees.

The 2019 event will again take place on King’s College Hospital campus at Denmark Hill, in the stunning contemporary surroundings of the Fetal Medicine Research Institute.  This has a purpose-built lecture theatre and is conveniently located just next to Denmark Hill station at 16-20 Windsor Walk, London, SE5 8BB.

This year we invite attendees to submit potential clinical case presentations. We aim to have three case presentations each of 15 minutes instead of the traditional CPC. If you would like to be considered to present a case, please submit an expression of interest to  knmsymp@gmail.com with a brief outline of the case by the deadline of 1 December to allow us to choose three in advance.


  • Dr Rob Hadden, Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr Mohamed Mahdi-Rogers, Consultant Neurologist
  • Dr James Burge, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist

Booking information will be released late October.


9.25 – 9.55  Registration and tea/coffee -

9.55 – 10.00 Welcome from the organisers

Session 1 Chair:

10.00 – 10.30 | Vasculitic neuropathies: mimics and chameleons

Dr Rob Hadden, Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital, London

10.30 - 11.00 | Neuropathies due to prediabetes and the metabolic syndrome
Dr Abd Tahrani, NIHR Clinical Scientist, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham

11.00 – 11.25 Tea/coffee – Atrium

Session 2 Chair:

11.25 – 11.55 | Chemotherapy induced neuropathy

Dr Sarah Flatters, Group Leader and Senior Lecturer, King’s College London

11.55 – 12.25 | ‘What’s exciting about nerve excitability?’

Dr Chris Moore,

12.25 – 13.05 | Richard Hughes Lecture:

Antibody mediated nodo-paranodopathies in GBS and CIDP variants
Professor Antonino Uncini, Department of Neurosciences, Imaging and Clinical Sciences University,  Chieti-Pesacara, Italy

13.05 – 13.50 Lunch - Atrium

Session 3 Chair:

13.50 – 14.20 | Musculoskeletal foot pain in the neurology clinic

Mr Henry Willmott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Conquest Hospital, Hastings

14.20 – 14.50 | Practical prescribing and monitoring of immunosuppressive drugs
James Galloway, Consultant Rheumatologist, King’s College Hospital

14.50 – 15.35 | CPC case presentations

15.35 – 16.00  Tea/coffee – Atrium

Session 4 Chair:

16.00 - 16.30 | Fatigue in the muscle clinic – assessment and management

Michael Rose

16.30 – 17.00 | Clinical assessment of adult genetic myopathies 

Speaker TBC

17.00  Finish

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