• This meeting is open to BPNS members and other professionals working in relevant areas, but not to patients or members of the general public without advance permission.
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  • This event is fully booked.
BPNS meeting 16 March 2018
Start Date
End Date
Friday 16 Mar 2018 10:00 AM
Friday 16 Mar 2018 17:00 PM

The Spring BPNS meeting will be held on the 16th March at St Anne’s College, Oxford which is easily accessed on the Woodstock road (see map). This has an excellent lecture theatre and dedicated space for sponsors. There will be the normal format of clinical case presentations covering a wide spectrum of peripheral nerve disorders ranging from inherited to inflammatory neuropathies. We have two invited lectures on entrapment neuropathies (Prof D Furniss) and vasculitis (Prof R Luqmani). We will include a clinical discussion forum on Sjogren’s syndrome and associated neuropathies. The conference will be of interest to neurologists, neurophysiologists, neuropathologists and allied specialties such as diabetes and endocrine medicine and scientists interested in clinical aspects of neuropathy. Both consultants and trainees are welcome to attend. For those that would like to stay and see some of historic Oxford we are organising a dinner at Balliol college for which you will need to register separately (see dinner booking page). If you would like further information please contact the local organiser Prof David Bennett (, personal assistant We encourage submission of abstracts for case presentations, the submission deadline is the 16th Feb 2018. Map and provisional programme. Registration on the day will be available for limited numbers at a premium registration rate but we would ask you if at all possible to register online before attending - registration will be held open until Wednesday 14th March 

For those who may wish to stay in Oxford overnight St Anne's COllege have accommodation available for the night of 16th March - book online

TimeType Presenter
09:30Registration Registration and welcome - Simon Rinaldi  
10:00Abstract Weakness and paraesthesias following Waldenström's Macroglobulinaemia Dr Alexandre Mathy
10:15Abstract Metabolic syndrome and neuropathy Dr Alexander Rossor
10:30Abstract 'Sudden onset' weakness Dr Xin You Tai
10:45Abstract A troublesome hand Dr James Holt
11:00Refreshment Coffee/tea  
11:30Lecture Diagnosis and management of vasculitis Prof Rashid Luqmani
12:00Lecture Entrapment neuropathy: molecular genetics to surgical technique Prof Dominic Furniss
12:30Refreshment Lunch  
13:30Discussion Forum Sjogren's syndrome - Dr J Miller and Prof F Ng  
14:30Abstract Salmonella gives you wings Dr Leonidas Nihoyannopoulas
14:45Abstract An Atypical Case of Chronic Immune Sensory Polyneuropathy Dr. Vino Vivekanandam
15:00Abstract Same same or different? Dr Janev Fehmi
15:15Abstract A Case Of Failed Carpel Tunnel Decompression Dr Devi Priya Rathnasabapathi
15:30Refreshment Coffee/tea  
16:00Abstract Diffusion tensor imaging of peripheral nerves at ultra-high field strength A/Prof Annina Schmid
16:20Abstract First Contact with OPA1 Dr Simon Rinaldi
16:40Abstract The Natural History of POEMS Syndrome: up to date practice review of POEMS syndrome from the largest UK single centre experience. Dr Stephen Keddie
17:15Close Summary and close - Prof David Bennett  

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