South of England Neurosciences Association

Encouraging professional contacts between clinicians and clinical neuroscientists in the South and South East of England for educational and didactic activities.

SENA Meetings

Next Meeting

2022 (Spring) The Royal London (22 April)

Future Meetings

2022 (Autumn) Imperial College Hospitals
2023 (Spring) King's College Hospital
2023 (Autumn) Southampton
2024 (Spring) The Royal London Hospital
2024 (Autumn) The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
2025 (Spring) Brighton (Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre)

Previous Meetings

2021 Oxford [Hybrid] (Worcester College, Sept. 17th)
2021 St George's Hospital [Webinar] (April 23rd)
2020 Brighton [1st webinar] (Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, October 23rd)
2020 Spring meeting canelled due to Covid pandemic
2019 Southampton (University Hospital Southampton, October 11th)
2019 King's College Hospital (King's College Hospital, April)
2018 Charing Cross Hospital (W12 Conference Centre, October 19th) – 65th meeting
2018 Oxford (Worcester College, March 16th)
2017 St George's Hospital (Atkinson Morley Wing, October 6th)
2017 Brighton (Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre, March 31st)
2016 Southampton (University Hospital Southampton, October 7th)
2016 King's College Hospital (King's College Hospital April 22nd)
2015 Charing Cross Hospital (Charing Cross, October 16th)
2015 Oxford (St John's College, March 6th)
2014 St George's Hospital (Atkinson Morley Wing, October 10th)
2014 Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre (University of Sussex Conference Centre, April 4th)
2013 Southampton (University Hospital Southampton, October 11th)
2013 King's College Hospital (King's College Hospital, April 26th)
2012 Charing Cross Hospital (Hammersmith Hospital, October 19th)
2012 Oxford (St John's College, May 4th)
2011 St George's Hospital (Michael Heron Lecture Theatre, December 2nd)
2011 Charing Cross Hospital (Hammersmith Hospital, October 19th)
2010 Southampton, 25th Anniversary (De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, October 8th)
2009 King's College Hospital (King's, Guy's, St Thomas's Hospitals, 11th December)
2009 Charing Cross Hospital (Barnes Wetlands Centre, May 8th)
2008 Oxford (Shillingford Bridge Hotel, Wallingford, June 27th)
2007 Hurstwood Park (Ockenden Manor, May 11th) and St George's Hospital (December 7th)
2006 Southampton, (Chilworth Manor, December 8th)
2005 Joint meeting with SWENA (June 9-10th)and King's (December 16th)
2004 St George's (May 21st) and Charing Cross (December 3rd)
2003 Oxford (May 9th) and Hurstwood Park (November 21st)
2002 Southampton (June 28th) and King's College Hospital (November 29th)
2001 Hurstwood Park (May 18th) and Charing Cross Hospital (December 14th)
2000 Southampton (May 19th) and Oxford (November 24th)
1999 Charing Cross and King's College Hospital
1998 Hurstwood Park and Atkinson Morley Hospital
1997 Oxford and Guys Hospital
1996 King's College Hospital and Southampton
1995 Atkinson Morley Hospital and Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre
1994 Exeter and Oxford
1993 Guys Hospital and Southampton
1992 Dublin and King's
1991 Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre and Guildford
1990 Brook Hospital and Oxford
1989 Exeter and Guys Hospital
1988 Southampton and King's College Hospital
1987 Brighton and Guildford
1986 Oxford and Guys Hospital
1985 (Autumn) Atkinson Morley Hospital
1985 (March) Southampton

Previous Meeting Programmes

October 2020 Brighton

Understanding disease dynamics in MND: A (Quite) Big Data Approach – Dr Matt Gabel, MND Association Fellow and Professor Nigel Leigh, BSMS
10 lessons I have learnt as a DGH epilepsy lead – Dr Julia Aram
Delivering Neuropsychology remotely: Challenges and Caveats – Dr Stuart Anderson
In with the new: the changing environment of Alzheimer's disease diagnosis – Dr Dennis Chan
Neuroimaging biomarkers in multiple sclerosis – Professor Marco Bozzali
Consciousness and the Brain – Dr Angus Nisbet
Chiari Malformation & syringomyelia- who to investigate and refer, and when to operate – Mr Mansoor Foroughi
Movement disorders video session – Dr Romi Saha
Joint Winners of the SpR Presentations – Dr Ghosh (NHNN) and Dr Hutton (Brighton & Hurstwood Park)

October 2019 Southhampton

How to Rise to the Challenge of the New Genetics – Dr Jemeen Sreedharan and Dr Nicola Foulds
My approach to acute weakness – Dr Wojtek Rakowicz
Neurological complications of the new oncological treatments – Professor Ioannis Karydis
SAH research in Southampton – Mr Diederik Bulters
The Salisbury Poisonings – Dr Boyd Ghosh
Mental Health in Neurological disease – Dr Ana Miorelli
Aging and the Nervous System – Dr David Jarrett
Stroke in Ethiopia – Dr Martin Prevett
Clnico-Pathological Conference – Dr Luke Massey
Winners of the SpR Presentations – 1st Dr Laura Midgley KSS
2nd Dr Dariush Ahrabian King's College Hospital

April 2019 King's College Hospital

New Therapies for Migraine– Professor Peter Goadsby
Gene Therapy for ALS and FTD: Are We There yet? – Professor Chris Shaw
Brain networks in genetic generalised epilepsy – Professor Mark Richardson
Diagnosing and Managing Tic Disorders – Dr Jeremy Stern
An Update on Deep Brain Stimulation – Dr Michael Samuel
A fresh look: Nonconvulsive status vs EEG reactivity – Dr Franz Brunnhuber
Recent advances in neuro-oncology – Professor Keyoumars Ashkan
Clinicopathological Case Presentation – Dr Cathy Ellis
Winner of the Registrar Presentations – 1st Dr Puja Mehta King's College Hospital, 2nd Dr Janath Vahani St George's Hospital

October 2018 Charing Cross Hospital

The pros and cons of MR guided focused ultrasound treatment of tremor – Dr Peter Bain
Towardsstratified medicine after TBI – Professor David Sharp
Amyloid PET imaging in dementia – Dr Richard Perry
HTLV-1 associated neuro-inflammation: who, where and why – Professor Graham Taylor
Novel repair and regenerative strategies for paralysis – Professor Simone DiGiovanni
MS in pregnancy – Dr Pooja Dassan
Stem cells and MS – Professor Richard Nicholas
Bawa-Gaba and beyond: hope or despair – Dr Jenny Vaughan
Winners of registrar presentations – 1st Dr Mo Mahmud, Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre; 2nd Dr Louisa Kent, Oxford

March 2018 Oxford

Congenital myasthenia gravis for the general neurologist – Professor David Beeson
Statins and muscle problems – Dr David Hilton-Jones
Prodromal Parkinson's disease – Professor Michele Hu
The changing face of the MND clinic – Professor Martin Turner
When the spark goes out – Professor Masud Husain
The intersection of Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy – Professor Arjune Sen
Antibody mediated epilepsies – Professor Sarosh Irani
The importance of simple clinical innovation in neurology and neuroscience – Professor Peter Rothwell
Winners of registrar presentations – 1st Dr Oliver Cousins, King's College Hospital; 2nd Dr Amy Ross Russell, WNC

October 2017 St George's Hospital

Management of acute severe spinal cord injury – Professor Marios Papadopolous
Managing epilepsy when you can't stop the seizures– Professor Hannah Cock
Update on thrombolysis – Dr Anthony Periera
TBI and neurospychiatry - how should it be done – Dr Mike Dilley
Focus on emerging MS treatments – Dr Camilla Blain
A hyperacute neurology team - transforming emergency neurology in Croydon – Dr Arani Nitkunen
Winners of registrar presentationsWinners of registrar presentations - 1st Dr Catherine Slattery, Charing Cross Hospital; 2nd Dr Louisa Kent, Oxford

March 2017 Brighton

MIROCALS trial – Professor Nigel Leigh
Neuroimaging: a powerful tool for translational research in neurology – Dr Marco Bozzali
Is cognitive rest the best medicine for mild TBI ? – Dr Stuart Anderson
Never tire in the pursuit to understand fatigue in MS – Dr Iulia Bogdan
Normal pressure hydrocephalus – Dr Jonathan Knibb
VOMIT – Mr Mansoor Foroughi
HIV for neurologists - Dr Jaime Vera
Measuring consciousness – Dr Adam Barrett
MRI and goodbye - no longer an option in management of MS – Dr Leonora Fisniku
Winners of registrar presentations - 1st Dr Catherine Slattery, Charing Cross Hospital; 2nd = Dr Andrew Barritt, Hurstwood Park NC & Dr Maryam Talaei, WNC

October 2016 Southampton

Snapshot of 27 having venous sinus stenting at WNC – Dr Chinar Osman
5 year experience of endovascular management of IIH at WNC – Dr Jason Macdonald
Imaging in PSP and atypical parkinsonian syndromes – Dr Luke Massey
Defusing neurovascular 'time bombs' – Dr Jonathan Duffill
New avenues in the treatment of inclusion body myositis – Dr Adrian Miller
Stem cells for traumatic brain injury – Mr Aminul Ahmed
A different kind of EVD - Dr Tim Nicholson Roberts
The Future of the NHS: Wrexit? – Professor Raymond Tallis
Sjogren's syndrome and the neurologist – Dr Brian Davidson
Basilar artery thrombosis – Dr Nic Weir
15 year neuropathology follow-up of the first clinical trial of A? immunisation for Alzheimer's disease – Professor James Nicoll
Spectrum of neuromyelitis optica and MOG disease – Dr Joanna Kitley
Stimulating epilepsy – Dr Sean Slaght
Winners of registrar presentations - 1st Dr Neil Graham, St Mary's Hospital; 2nd Dr Ara Varatharaj, Wessex Neurological Centre

April 2016 King's College Hospital

Gene testing in MND : when, how and what does it mean – Professor Chris Shaw
Low grade tumour – Professor Safa Al-Sarraj, Professor A Ashkan, Dr Lucy Brazil
Nerves, lumps and the pursuit of beauty – Professor Rosalie Ferner
A smorgasbord of neuroradiological diagnoses –Dr Asif Mazumdar, Dr Thomasin Andrews
Endovascular stroke treatment: an update – Dr Thomas Booth
Hyperacute neurology – the King's experience –Dr Kuveen Moodley
AEDs and pregnancy – Dr Lina Nashef
Medico-legal issues in neurosciences – Dr Paul Riordan-Eva
Winners of registrar presentations - 1st Dr Alexander Foulkes, GSTT/ KCH; 2nd Dr Andrew Barritt, Hurstwood Park NC

October 2015 Charing Cross Hospital

Big data for neurology research - Professor Paul Matthews
Traumatic brain injury and risk of neurodegenerative disease - Professor David Sharp
Acute vertigo - is it a stroke ? - Professor Adolfo Bronstein
Will we ever be able to treat Alzheimer's disease - Dr Richard Perry
800 years of Mediterranean neurology - Dr Raad Shakir
HIV neurology - Dr Nicholas Davies
Brain tumour imaging - Dr Adam Waldman
Spatial neglect and impaired attention following stroke - Dr Paresh Malhotra
Management of myasthenia gravis in pregnancy - Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy
Winners of registrar presentations - 1st Dr Chia-Hui Lim, WNC; 2nd Dr Alastair Webb, Oxford

March 2015 Oxford

Stroke prevention; making best use of existing treatments - Professor Peter Rothwell
Patent foramen ovale in neurology - Dr Ursula Schulz
Parkinson's Research Update, Oxford Parkinson's disease centre – Dr Michele Hu
Ten things that you might not have known about MND – Dr Martin Turner
Disorders of motivation, apathy and impulsivity – Professor Masud Husain
MS risk sharing scheme –Dr Jacqui Palace
Autoantibody-mediated neurological diseases in adults and children – Professor Angela Vincent
Neurological autoimmune disease in the elderly – Dr Isabel Leite
Winners of registrar presentations - 1st Dr Chen Zhongbo, KCH; 2nd Dr Anisha Doshi, Hurstwood Park NC

October 2014 St George's Hospital

Stroke research update - Dr Tom Barrick
Endovascular stroke treatment - Dr Jeremy Madigan
Neurology and infectious disease plenary session - Dr Paul Hart, Dr Tihana Bicanic, Dr Catherine Cosgrove, Dr Angela Houston, Prof Tom Harrison, Prof Derek Macallan
Musical Hallucinosis – listening to the brain - Dr Jan Coeberg
The Neuroradiology of white matter disease - Dr Andrew McKinnon
Modern treatment of status epilepticus - Dr Hannah Cock
Depression in neurology – who cares? - Dr Niruj Agrawal
Winner of registrar presentation - Dr Chinar Osman, Wessex Neurological Centre

April 2014 Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre

Facial onset sensory and motor neuropathy – Professor Nigel Leigh
Clinical spectrum of Parkinson's plus disorders – Dr Jonathan Knibb
Neuropsychological perspective on exaggerated cognitive deficit – Dr Stuart Anderson
An approach to the "I": case off IIH in the non-obese – Dr Sarah Cooper
Epilepsy and diffuse low grade glioma – Dr Julia Aram, Mr Sorin Bucur
Recent developments in the management of high grade glioma – Mr Giles Critchley
Movement disorders video session – Dr Mirdhu Wickremaratchi, Dr Romi Saha
Winner of registrar presentation - Dr Adrian Miller, Charing Cross Hospital

October 2013 Southampton General Hospital

The role of ultrasound in neurosurgical practice - Mr Aabir Chakraborty
What a neurologist should know about neurofibromatoses and von Hippel-Lindau disease - Professor Diana Eccles
Simultaneous EEG and fMRI - Dr Daniel Konn
An update on endovascular stenting for venogenic idiopathic intracranial hypertension - Dr Jason Macdonald
New PCR techniques in diagnosis - Dr Helmut Schuster
Statins, muscle and a new disease - Dr Simon Hammans
Mimics of cerebral palsy - Dr Katharine Forrest
Failure of perivascular drainage of interstitial fluid and pathogenesis of neurological conditions? - Dr Roxanna Carare
Use and abuse of the serum CK - Dr Wojtek Rakowicz
Therapeutic approaches in progressive MS - Dr Julian Furby
Antibiotics for back pain; which patients ? - Mr Ali Nader-Sepahi
The effects of dopamine agonists - Dr William Gibb
Epidural blood patch treatment of intracranial hypotension - Dr John Hell
Two cases of dementia - Dr Dennis Chan and Professor James Nicoll
Osteoporosis: steroids and more - Dr Nick Harvey

April 2013 King's College Hospital

Building a molecular map of MND - Professor Chris Shaw
The King's sarcoid experience - Dr Peter Brex
Update on neuro-oncology - Mr K Ashkan
Brain networks in epilepsy - Professor Mark Richardson
Don't forget the retina - Professor Graham Holder
Neurology, education and Palestine - Dr Lina Nashef
SpR presentations - Dr V Singh-Curry, Dr R Morris, Dr K Moodley, Dr N Karsan, Dr R Nortley
Neurology, cardiac and autonomic dysfunction - Dr Shane Delamont
How to interpret MR diffusion images of the brain - Dr Jo Jarosz
Movement disorder videos - Dr Naheed Khan, Professor Ray Chaudhuri

October 2012 Charing Cross Hospital

Clinically isolated syndromes: an update - Dr Omar Malik
New drugs for multiple sclerosis - Dr Richard Nicholas
New frontiers in MS treatment: bone marrow transplantation - Dr Paulo Muraro
Imaging in Parkinson's disease - Professor David Brooks
Tremor: diagnosis and management for the general neurologist - Dr Peter Bain
Dizziness: a practical approach - Professor Adolpho Bronstein
Advances from research, neurootology - Dr Barry Seemungal
Spinal injury - Miss Fiona Arnold
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)- Dr Mark Wilson
TBI: Advances in pathophysiological understanding - Professor Martyn Boutelle
TBI: Advances from imaging - Professor David Sharp

May 2012 Oxford

Near-future CNS Imaging Techniques - Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg
Signal to Noise, Are Randomised Trials Necessary? - Professor Tipu Aziz
Trigeminal neurogenic inflammation and traumatic brain swelling; lessons from migraine - Dr Waney Squier
Unravelling the complexities of migraine - Dr Zam Cader
Immune-mediated epilepsy syndromes: recognition and treatment - Drs Jane Adcock and Camilla Buckley
Neuromyelitis optica and Devic's disease - Dr Jackie Palace
The state of play in stroke prevention - Professor Peter Rothwell
Motor neuron disease: new genes, new models, new hope? - Professor Kevin Talbot
PD Discovery Programme - Dr Michele Hu
Vit D and MS Pathogenesis - Professor George Ebers
CPC - Four groups, neurologists and neurosurgeons; 2 short cases - isolated CNS angiitis, B cell intravascular lymphoma

December 2012  St George's Hospital

Update on interventional neuroradiology including intra arterial stroke prevention - Dr Andrew Clifton
The clinical and genetic spectrum of the progressive myoclonic epilepsies
- Dr Salah Omer
Have I learnt anything useful trying to teach neurology? - Dr Frederick Schon
Prognosis for adults with cerebral palsy and perinatal acquired neurological conditions - Dr Bridget MacDonald
From poison to treatment – the contribution of botulinum toxin to neurology in the last 25 years - Dr Marie-Helene Marion
Travel broadens the mind - Mr Henry Marsh
Stroke Genetics – an update Professor Hugh Markus
Connected speech abnormalities in AD and MCD - Dr Peter Garrard
An unusual case of "dementia" - Dr Jeremy Isaacs
Spectrum of myofibrillar myopathy - Dr Niran Nirmalananthan

May 2011 Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre

Measuring consciousness – Dr A Seth
The mind's eye – Professor C Kennard
The future of UK neurology services – Dr S Pollock
New anti-epilepsy therapies – Dr T von Oertzen
Hereditary distal myopathies – Dr F Norwood
Update in MRI methods – Dr T Good
Neurodegenerative disorders: past, present and future – Professor N Leigh
Skull base anatomy – Mr S Bucur
Developing stereotactic radiotheraphy services – Mr P Whitfield
Developing a trauma service – Mr D Petersen

October 2010 Southampton

Congenital myasthenic syndromes presenting in adults – Dr G Burke
Treatable inherited metabolic diseases in adult neurology – Dr Y Rahman
Endovascular management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension – Dr J Macdonald
PFO – a review of the confusing evidence – Dr N Weir
Complications of minor head injury – Mr A Belli
Vanishing white matter disease – Dr W Gibb
Eating epilepsy – Dr S Slaght
Neurophysiology of critical illness myopathy – Dr D Allen
New approaches to managing trigeminal neuralgia – Mr G Vajramani
An approach to cognitive assessment in clinic – Dr C Kipps
Videos: Fits and Starts – Dr L Kinton and Dr A Manson
Who to screen and managing the asymptomatic aneurysm – Mr J Duffill
Advances in management of dural fistulae – Dr J Millar
Topographical memory in early Alzheimer's disease – Dr G Pengas
Update on MS for the non specialist – Dr C Halfpenny
Common problems in diagnosis and management of cerebral TB – Dr G Thwaites
Three healthcare systems – Professor G Ebers

November 2009 King's College Hospital

Therapeutic options in advanced PD - Dr M Samuel
Shunt malfunction for physicians - Mr S Bassi
Neuromodulation for pain - Mr K Ashkan
Update of management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension - Mr P Riordan Eva
Functional imaging of deafferented limbs - Mr T Carlstedt
Update on driving regulations - Dr J Morgan
The future of neurology services - Dr S Pollock
Autoantibiotics in neurological disease - Dr N Moran
Don't forget the retina - Professor G Holder
Imaging in acute stroke - Dr J Jarosz
Management of tics - Dr J Moriarty

May 2009 Charing Cross Hospital

Multiple Sclerosis treatment - Dr R Nicholas
Inflammatory neuropathies - Professor M Dalakis
Migraine - Dr R Lane
Epilepsy and pregnancy - Dr A Everitt
Thrombolysis - Dr H Jenkins
PD/Dystonia mechanisms - Dr S Farmer
Frontal lobe dementias - Dr R Perry
Imaging amyloid - Professor D Brookes

June 2008 Oxford

Neuroradiological findings in systemic disorders - Dr P Pretorius
Practical issues in stroke management - Professor A Buchan
Tractography insights into recovery from stroke - Dr R Bosnell
Risk sharing scheme for DMTs in multiple sclerosis - Dr J Palace
DBS for intractable chronic cluster headache - Dr P Davies
Another treatment for chronic cluster headache - Dr C Fursdon Davis
Aquaporin 4 antibodies in Devic's disease - Professor A Vincent
Circadian rhythms in neurology - Professor R Foster

December 2007 St George's Hospital

Advances in the use of MRS in management of gliomas - Dr F Howe
Axons and acid – the bitter end in MS - Surg Cdr M Craner
Management of acute problems in movement disorders
Lessons learned with duodopa infusions in PD - Dr MH Marion
Update in Tourette's syndrome - Professor M Robertson
Clinicopathological conference