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 Mac Keith Prize Lecture - Dr Richard Rosch, Kings College London, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London and University of Pennsylvannia, USA - 'From fish to physics - new perspectives on abnormal brain dynamics in childhood epilepsies'


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 Mac Keith 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' 


International Guest Speakers:

Dr Sebastian Oritz De La Rosa, Brazil
Dr Lokesh Lingappa, Rainbow Children's Hospital, Hyderabad, India
Dr Derrick Chan, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapor


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- 'Epilepys and Brain Inflamation, a consequence or cause'
Dr Debarata Bhattacharya, Belfas


Updated 15 November 2019