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ABN Virtual Meeting 2020
Annual Meeting 2020: The Virtual Experience

Following the decision to move the 2020 annual meeting to virtual format we are delighted to present the revised programme. The meeting will be spread over 9 weeks with a main meeting day on Friday 16 October, preceded and succeeded by four Thursday night sessions.

The registration fee for the meeting has been reduced significantly to reflect the virtual format. Cost is now £100 for Ordinary members, £60 for Trainee/Junior/Senior members and £150 for non members. All live sessions will be recorded and available to delegates until 16 November. To register, click on the tab in the red bar above.

17.09.20

Evening Session 1

Expert Updates in Therapeutics

 

Chair: David Burn, Newcastle

  • Complications of MS Therapies and the effect of COVID: Victoria Williams, London
  • Mini sponsored symposium - Teva (5 minutes)
  • New therapies for headache: Brendan Davies, Staffordshire
24.09.20

Evening Session 2

Video Session

 

Chair: Tom Warner, London

  • Epilepsy: Khalid Hamandi, Cardiff
  • Mini sponsored symposium - Novartis (5 minutes)
  • Movement Disorders: Christopher Kobylecki, Manchester
01.10.20

Evening Session 3

Cerebral Palsy

 

Chair: Matt Jones, Manchester

  • Mini sponsored symposium - Jazz Pharma (5 minutes)
  • Common problems in adult cerebral palsy: Red and other colour flags:
      Valerie Stevenson, London and Diane Playford, Warwick
  • 08.10.20

    Evening Session 4

    Neurotech

     

    Chair: Tom Hughes, Cardiff

    • Whole genome sequencing for Neurologists: Big genetic data in future: Getting signal from noise: Andrea Németh, Oxford
    • Mini sponsored symposium - AveXis (5 minutes)
    • Remote monitoring in neurology: David Sharp, London
    22.10.20

    Evening Session 5

    Lessons from the Experts

     

    Chair: Neil Robertson, Cardiff

    • Update on tremor: Classification, diagnosis and modern management: Sundus Ali, Liverpool
    • Mini sponsored symposium - Sanofi (5 minutes)
    • Sorting out the adult onset Ataxias for the generalist: Mark Wardle, Cardiff
    29.10.20

    Evening Session 6

    The Eyes Have It

     

    Chair: Arani Nitkunan, London

    • Vision 1 Pre-chiasmatic: The optic neuropathies: Zhaleh Khaleeli, London
    • Mini sponsored symposium - Biogen (5 minutes)
    • Vision 2 Post-chiasmatic: Hallucinosis, what's it all about?: Rimona Weil, London
    05.11.20

    Evening Session 7

    Battle of the Platforms; Top 5 Platforms Live

     

    Chair: Martin Turner, Oxford

    • *
    • Mini sponsored symposium - GW Pharma(5 minutes)
    12.11.20

    Evening Session 8

    Battle of the Posters; Top 5 Posters Live

     

    Chair: Lina Nashef, London

    • *
    • Mini sponsored symposium - Celgene (5 minutes)
    9:00am
    Opening and Welcome: David Burn, ABN President
     
    9:15am

    Session 1

    Going Viral

     

    Chair: David Burn, Newcastle

    • Viruses and the nervous system; a potted history: Hadi Manji, London
    • COVID-19 and the nervous system: Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Edinburgh
    • Neurology and the COVID-19 pandemic: what have we learned and what’s the future:
      Catherine Mummery, London and Christopher Kipps, Southampton
    10:30am

    Case Presentation Competition

     

    Chair: Tom Warner, London

    • Confused and tetraplegic: examine your ICU patient: Aram Aslanyan
    • Bad altitude: Sabrina Kalam
    • Genes, legs and ham: Josh King-Robson
    • Coincidence? We think not… John Franklin
    • A wolf in sheep’s clothing: Emily Gibbons
    11:15am
    Comfort Break with Neurological Art and Music (10 minutes); Sponsored Symposia 1 & 2 - GW Pharma/Novartis(10 minutes each)

    Chair: Richard Davenport, Edinburgh

     
    11:45am

    Session 2

    Emergency Neurology

     

    Chair: Sofia Eriksson, London

    • Movement Disorders: Kathryn Peall, Cardiff
    • Acute respiratory neurology: Mark Roberts, Manchester
    • Status epilepticus: Definitions, identification and management: Hannah Cock, London
    1:15pm

    Clinicopathological Conference

    Discussant: Lucy Kinton, Southampton

    Chair: Richard Davenport, Edinburgh

    2pm
    Close
     

    All abstracts as submitted will be available on the conference app. If you have ordered a printed copy of the abstract book this will be sent to you prior to the first evening session of the conference.

    The Case Presentation competition will take place Live on the 16 October meeting day. All other platforms and spotters will be presented in recorded format as below. They will be available to meeting delegates via the conference app and ABN members via this webpage from 7 September onwards.

    Platform presenters will present a powerpoint with narration (8 mins maximum duration with a maximum of 5 slides)

    • These will be grouped into sessions as per the original Bournemouth programme and made available on the conference app
    • Delegates will be encouraged to view the abstracts and ask questions via session moderators (who will act as virtual meeting chairs)
    • Moderators will oversee all interactions from the launch of the app on 7 September until the Virtual Meeting Day on 16 October

    Poster presenters will present a powerpoint with narration (3 mins maximum duration with a maximum of 3 slides)

    • These will be grouped by subject matter into a series of video presentations available via the conference app
    • Delegates will be encouraged to view the abstracts and ask questions via moderators, or virtual poster guides
    • Moderators will oversee all interactions from the launch of the app on 7 September until the Virtual Meeting Day on 16 October

    Shortly after the Virtual Meeting Day, the top presenters will be invited to give a live presentation during a Thursday evening session

    • Thursday 5 November ‘Battle of the Platforms’ – top 5 platforms, live
    • Thursday 12 November ‘Battle of the Posters’ – top 5 posters, live
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