• 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.
BPNS Teaching Course on Peripheral Neuropathy
Start Date
End Date
Thursday 14 Mar 2019 10:00 AM
Thursday 14 Mar 2019 17:15 PM
The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, BS1 4QF

This teaching course is aimed primarily at registrars in neurology and clinical neurophysiology, but in providing an update on clinical diagnosis and management will also be of value to consultant neurologists and neurophysiologists, general physicians, and any professional seeing patients with peripheral neuropathy. Similar to previous BPNS Teaching Courses, this one day event will include comprehensive lectures on the most important clinical topics in peripheral nerve disease. This event occurs only once every two years. Speakers are leading UK experts in their fields. Don't miss this opportunity to hear them all together.


Advance registration will close on Sunday 3rd March. Register at the bottom of this page by filling in your details in the grey form and clicking Book Tickets. There is no reduction for BPNS members. Registration on the day is not possible as the meeting is likely to be very heavily subscribed. Anyone who wishes to attend and misses advance registration must contact the BPNS Administrator to confirm whether attendance is possible.  Teaching Course attendees are welcome to attend the main BPNS meeting the following day on 15th March (separate registration fee required - please register separately through the website).


There will be a sponsored symposium organised by CSL Behring on Thursday 14th March 19.00-20.30, "Advancing the Treatment of CIDP: Introducing Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin into Clinical Practice", with hot buffet provided. Programme and registration at 


Travel directions: Bristol is easily accessed by train.  From Bristol Temple Meads station, it is a short taxi ride, a 20 minute walk or a ride on either the number 70 bus (get off on Redcliffe Way) or the Bristol Ferry (water bus – get off at stop 1 or stop 11) to the Bristol Hotel.

For those arriving by plane, the Bristol Flyer coach service departs from Bristol airport at regular intervals and will deposit you at Bristol Bus and Coach Station or Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station on a journey lasting roughly 30 minutes. From either of these stops, the walk is approximately 15 to 20 minutes on foot to the hotel.

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Catering:  If you have any special dietary requirements, please highlight on the booking form. There will be a dinner after the meeting starting around 6pm - please email if you are interested.  The cost of this is additional to the meeting registration.

Accommodation:  The Bristol Hotel have reserved a number of rooms for the BPNS meeting. We would advise contacting them directly to reserve these. Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation. 

Refund policy for registration fee: Cancellation before the meeting registration deadline (midnight 6th March) – full refund less £5 administration fee. No refund if cancellation after this.

For any queries please contact BPNS Administrator Alex McWilliam -

Catering: Included within the registration fee are tea, coffee, soft drinks at registration, mid-morning and mid-afternoon as well as lunch.  Please highlight when registering if you have any special dietary requirements at time of booking.  Dinner is not included in the registration fee.  

Access the meeting powerpoint presentations (You will need your email address and the password which has been emailed to all attendees)

Programme (can change before the event)
TimeType Presenter
09:55Other Introduction - Haider Katifi  
10:00Lecture How to assess a neuropathy Prof. Lionel Ginsberg
10:30Lecture Working with neurophysiology Dr. David Allen
11:00Lecture Vasculitic neuropathy (including nerve biopsy) Dr Rob Hadden
11:30Refreshment MORNING TEA/COFFEE  
12:00Lecture Inherited neuropathy Dr. Matilde Laura
12:30Lecture Paraproteinaemic neuropathies - how to investigate & which to treat Dr. Mike Lunn
13:00Refreshment LUNCH  
14:00Lecture Is this a diabetic neuropathy? Dr. Gareth Llewellyn
14:30Lecture Chronic inflammatory neuropathy/MMN Prof. Yusuf Rajabally
15:00Lecture Acute inflammatory neuropathy Dr. Simon Rinaldi
15:30Refreshment AFTERNOON TEA/COFFEE  
16:00Lecture Small fibre neuropathy? Dr. Andreas Themistocleous
16:20Lecture Neuropathy and infection Dr. Hadi Manji
16:40Lecture Differential diagnosis, interactive cases with neurophysiology and neuropathology Dr. James Stevens & Dr Agyepong Oware
17:10Other Concluding remarks and feedback  

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