2017 BMA research grants – deadline for applications approaching
The 2017 BMA research grants are closing soon. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 3 March 2017. 

Details of funding available, eligibility criteria and an online application form to apply for a grant can be found on the BMA webpages at bma.org.uk/researchgrants

We would like to draw your attention to a new grant we are now accepting applications for online called the J Moulton grant for research into idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura to the value of £50,000. Applications are accepted from doctors or research scientists working in the UK. 

For any further information on the BMA research grants please see our webpages at bma.org.uk/researchgrants or feel free to contact us directly at researchgrants@bma.org.uk or 020 7383 6341.



Clinical Leadership and Management Course for Medical Specialties(Physicians and Paediatricians)

 6th to 8th March 2017

Our Keele courses are run over three days and are intended for Specialty Trainees in their penultimate or final years of training; trainees at an earlier stage may also be interested. They are also open to SAS doctors wishing to prepare for a consultant position. Courses are specialty-based and satisfy the curriculum requirements for acquiring management and leadership skills to complete training.

Our courses will prepare participants for the transition from training to independent specialist practice at consultant level, introducing them to contemporary concepts of leadership and management, as well as offering insights into the consultant appointment process. The sessions are themed and linked to the new Healthcare Leadership Model. The programme design includes interactive presentations from policy experts, personal development consultants and other senior people experienced in the particularly specialty.

More information and a booking form can be found at the following link:


or email health.cml@keele.ac.uk

ILAE British Chapter Epilepsy Neuroimaging Teaching Weekend
Venue: Epilepsy Society / UCL MRI-Unit, Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, SL9 0RJ
Dates: Friday 10th – Saturday 11th March, 2017
Course Duration:  2 days
Total Course Places: 30
Places Available: 25
Cost: £350 (consultant) • £250 (radiographer, SHO, nurse, SpR, PhD/MSc student) 
£25 discount for ILAE British Chapter Members. (You can join the ILAE here).
The registration fee includes all course materials, a certificate of attendance, refreshments and meals. Note that accommodation is not included in the price but is available. Visit the registration page for further information.
Further information, including the programme, accommodation and link to registration can be found at: https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/ukilae-epilepsy-neuroimaging-teaching-course


Division of Neuropsychology (DoN) Faculty of Paediatric Neuropsychology 2017 Symposium:

Paediatric Epilepsy

Glasgow, Friday 17 March 2017 

There will be contributions from international speakers and experienced clinicians in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Neuropsychology in paediatric epilepsy.

Please follow the link above for the programme.


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I am delighted to announce that on-line registration is now open for the forthcoming EPNS training courses in Budapest this year!

For further information, please visit http://www.congressline.hu/epns2017/index.php  

Please note that the courses are only available to members of the EPNS who have paid their 2017 annual subscription fee.

If you are interested in joining the EPNS, it’s very easy! Simply complete our EPNS online new membership application form http://www.epns.info.www.i-ssl.net/nm/members_info_view.php 



“Sleep, cognition and epilepsy”

The relevance of sleep

I am delighted to invite members to attend our very popular Spring Masterclass. This course is aimed at paediatric epilepsy professionals and I would be extremely grateful if you would circulate the advertisement. Please let them know to only book though the link below.

This year we will be discussing the relevance of sleep in children with epilepsy and we are delighted to welcome Professor Patrick Van Bogaert, Paediatric Neurologist at the University of Angers, France, as our Key Note Speaker.

The Key Note Speech precedes a three course networking dinner and a full conference with talks and workshops the following day.

This meeting will challenge and support delegates to:

 -        Broaden their knowledge of the role of sleep in the treatment of epilepsy

 -        Share best practice and diagnostic processes when considering non-epileptic events and

 -        Offer networks opportunities of peer support with treatment and support for patients and families with difficult diagnoses

The RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

Event details:

Date: 26-27 April 2017

Location: Young Epilepsy, St Piers Lane, Lingfield, RH7 6PW

Cost: £180 (Attendance, dining, refreshment and accommodation on 26 April)

Booking Can only be done through the booking portal:




MCA Scientific Events

1st World Congress on Maternal Infant Neonatal Medicine - please follow the link

24-26 April 2017, London

5 Good reasons to attend this conference:

  • Learn more about periconception as far as nutrition and lifesyle are concerned.
  • Keep in the loop with latest developments.
  • Network with leading experts.
  • Learn about environmental challenges and advances in promoting a healthy life span.
  • More for less;  check out the registration fees!



Ever struggled with a patient with a brain infection? Then NeuroID is for you!

Featuring case presentations and talks by UK and international experts, as well as updates on the latest brain infections research, this great value CPD course is a must for any clinician with an interest in ‌neurological infections.

Liverpool Neurological Infectious Diseases Course

NueroID 2017 will take place on the 18th & 19th May 2017.

Registration now open!

Book by 28 Feb 2017 and take advantage of our great value

early bird offer of just £295

For more information and to register now visit


Risky Business Paediatrics Day
Dates of Event
10 May 2017 – 12 May 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
9 May 2017
Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, London

This one day conference brings together the very latest Patient Safety Initiatives from some of the world’s leading children’s hospitals. A candid record of lessons learnt and practical success from your peers in paediatrics, interspersed with some truly inspirational talks from people outside the medical profession.

11 & 12 May 2017 - Risky Business
Hall One, Kings Place, York Way London

Risky Business is about sharing exceptional talks on managing risk and patient safety from world experts in a wide array of high risk industries, business, sport, and exploration.



International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society 21st International Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 4-8, 2017

MDS Formally Invites You to Vancouver for the
21st International Congress from June 4-8, 2017

Scientific Program

MDS is pleased to announce the Preliminary Program for Vancouver, incorporating Therapeutic Plenary Sessions, Plenary and Parallel Sessions, Teaching Courses, Video Session, Skills Workshops and Guided Poster Tours. MDS will not be recording any sessions for purchase so it is highly recommended that ticketed sessions be chosen in advance, as ticketed selections cannot be guaranteed onsite.

Registration and Hotel Accommodations

Registration for the 21st International Congress is open. Register before April 3, 2017 for the best rates.

A block of rooms is being held for delegates of the International Congress at various hotels in Vancouver. Accommodations are limited, so please reserve your room as soon as possible. Please note: Registration and housing are both done through the registration system this year. You do not need to reserve a hotel room to register, however, you must be a registered delegate in order to reserve your hotel room.

Submit Letter of Intent for 10th Annual MDS Video Challenge

Two Days Left! Please submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 10, 2017 for possible presentation at the 10th Annual MDS Video Challenge on the evening of Wednesday, June 7, 2017 during the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Vancouver.




10th European Conference on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders 




Follow this link to view the website



The Studio, Birmingham, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP

21-22 September 2017

The conference will showcase the best and most up to date evidence in perinatal care through lectures, presentations and workshops, debates and panel discussions

Who should attend:

Anyone who is interested in delivering quality care to babies and their families including consultants and trainees in neonatal medicine and obstetrics, nurse practitioners, nurse, allied health care professionals, parents and advocacy organisations.



ILAE British Chapter 16th Biannual Epilepsy SpR Epilepsy Teaching Weekend.

Venue: The Oxford Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Dates: 23rd - 24th September, 2017.

Course Duration: 2 days

Further information, including the programme, accommodation and link to registration, can be found at: http://www.epilepsyteachingweekend.com/

For questions regarding online registration and/or meeting logistics, please contact the events team via the following:

Email: info@epilepsyteachingweekend.com

Telephone: +44(0)1293 608 750