BPNA 2020 Scientific Programme

Registration is from 10.00 on Wednesday 29 January 2020.  The first session begins at 10.45, and the final session of the conference will finish on Friday 31 January at 16.00.

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Registration from 10.00

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Mary King, Dublin 

Professor Robert McFarland, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne - 'Potential Treatments for Mitrochondiral Disorders - Are we there yet?'

The MacKeith Prize Lecture - to be announced

Welcome Reception - 18.30 - 20.00, Belfast City Hall


Thursday 30 January 2020

Personal Practice Sessions (parallel sessions) - 09.00 - 09.45:

  • Management of Neuropsychiatric Presentations of Neurological Disease
  • Paediatric Myasthenias: Clinical Clues to Improve Diagnostic Yield.  A Video Session
  • Management of Upper Limb in Cerebral Palsy


Keynote Speakers:

The Ronnie MacKeith Guest Lecture - Professor Elizabeth Thiele, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

Dr Benjamin M Greenberg, University of Texas, USA - 'New Perspectives on Myelitis: The Re-emergence of Acute Flaccid Myelitis'

Professor Norman Delanty, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin - 'Precision Therapies in Epilepsies' 

Conference Gala Dinner - 19.00 for 20.00, Titanic Belfast


Friday 31 January 2020

Personal Practice Sessions (parallel sessions) - 09.00 - 09.45:

  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Pragmatic Headache in Younger People


Keynote Speakers:

Dr Michael Farrell, Consultant Neuropathologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin - 'Paediatric Refractory Epilepsy and Immune System'

Dr Debarata Bhattacharya, Belfast - 'Diagnositic Neuroimaging in Paediatric Neurology' 


Updated 16 August 2019