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Information events and conferences in 2017
Events and conferences for patients, carers, healthcare professionals and students... We keep an eye on the calendar to let you know about upcoming neurology related events.
- 26th-28th. British Geriatrics Society Spring Meeting 2017. SAGE Gateshead, Newcastle. The BGS Spring meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people in the United Kingdom. For more information, please check the event's website.
- 3rd-5th. Association of British Neurologists Annual Meeting. The ACC, Liverpool. Registration and call for abstracts will open 5 December 2016. Abstract deadline: 16 January 2017. Early bird registration deadline: 20 February 2017. For the programme, click here.
- 4th. Riding the Rapids - Negotiating the Challenges of Life After Brain Injury. A one day conference for health professionals. Presentations throughout the day are designed to assist with negotiating challenges of life after a brain injury, and include family perspectives, time-perception and client engagement, as well as hot topics such as decision-making, risk-taking, social media and sex. Brain & Spine Foundation will be exhibiting at this event. For more information and to book, click here.
- 10th. Head injury information day in Glasgow. Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, 36 Cambridge St, Glasgow G2 3HN. A free event for professionals and for people affected by all types of acquired brain injury and head injury, including families and carers. For more information, access the Head Injury Information Directory (HIID) website here.
- 12th. A Vision for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Edinburgh, Scotland. Some of the highest prevalence rates of Multiple Sclerosis in the world are found in parts of Scotland and this one day conference will showcase the pioneering scientific research and development, as well as therapies, for Multiple Sclerosis which is taking place in Scotland. A key focus of the event is to encourage collaboration and discussion between patients, clinicians, academia and industry. For more information, click here.
- 17th. Head injury information day in Edinburgh. Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, 5-21 Grosvenor St, Edinburgh EH12 5EF. A free event for professionals and for people affected by all types of acquired brain injury and head injury, including families and carers. For more information, access the Head Injury Information Directory (HIID) website here.
- 17th-18th. Primary Care and Public Health Conference. NEC, Birmingham. A 2-day event for GPs, clinical commissioning groups, community nurses, midwives, AHPs (physiotherapists, podiatrists, speech & language therapists, dieticians) and health care managers working in primary care, community care and public health. Brain & Spine Foundation will be exhibiting at this event. For more information including full programme, check their website here.
- 7th-8th. European Neuro Convention. ExCeL, London. This two day convention is aimed at neurological professionals, researchers, clinicians and those working in neurology. The event will bring professionals from around the globe for an exciting convention that will include leading speakers, over 80 seminars, workshops, experts and the unique opportunity to try and test innovative solutions. Brain & Spine Foundation will be exhibiting at this event. For more information, check their website.
- 1st-2nd. Developing a Social Skills Workshop for Teenagers with Mobius Syndrome (Weekend 2). University of Warwick. Warwick Mind and Action Research Centre (WMA) are looking for teenagers with the rare neurological condition Mobius syndrome who would like to meet up with others in the relaxed and informal setting of Warwick University. The aim of the weekend is to let you share experiences and get to know one another whilst at the same time helping psychologists from the UK and the US gather data for their research. The study will take place over two weekends in 2017 at the University of Warwick. Participants are welcome to bring their parents if they wish. WMA can cover travel and accommodation from within the UK. If you are interested and/or have questions, check out the project's website for more details.
- 7th-9th. IIH UK Weekender 2017 Patient Conference and AGM. Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, G81 4SA. Annual gathering for IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension) patients, their family, friends and carers. Organised by IIH UK. For more information, click here.
- Ongoing: Lab Tours with Brain Tumour Research. A lab tour is a great opportunity to see the interesting and valuable research taking place in the Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence. You will be able to ask questions about the research and understand how the work undertaken is getting us closer to a cure.