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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.

Royal College of Physicians Continuing Professional Development accreditation applied for.

We are grateful for support from the following sponsors:

Akcea Therapeutics UK Ltd, Alnylam UK Limited, Grifols UK Limited



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


Online registration has now closed. You may still attend the symposium even if not registered in advance. Please pay on the day by cash or cheque to ‘King’s College London’ (no card payments). Registration fees on the day are £80 standard, £60 King’s staff, £50 trainees. If a large number of people attend without advance registration, we may not have enough food, so those not advance-registered will have to wait till the end of the lunch queue.


Directions from Denmark Hill rail station (1 minute walk). Exiting from the station, turn right, then immediately right into Windsor Walk past Phoenix pub, then straight ahead for 100 metres, behind row of terraced houses, until Fetal Medicine Research Institute is on your right.


9.25 – 9.55  Registration and tea/coffee -

9.55 – 10.00 Welcome from the organisers

Session 1:

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:

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 Christopher Moore, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Queen Alexandra Hospital and University of Portsmouth

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 "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Italy

13.05 – 13.50 Lunch - Atrium

Session 3:

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 | Clinical case presentations

15.35 – 16.00  Tea/coffee – Atrium

Session 4:

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

Dr Michael Rose, Consultant Neurologist, King’s College Hospital, London

16.30 – 17.00 | Recent developments in muscle disease

Dr Stefen Brady, Consultant Neurologist, Bristol

17.00  Finish

Event details

Fetal Medicine Research Institute
Fetal Medicine Research Institute, 16-20 Windsor Walk, SE5 8BB