Who are on the line-up of the WESAN Exeter Neurology course in 2017?

The West of England Seminars in Advanced Neurology (WESAN) is an annual course convened by Neurologists at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. You may check out the previous programmes listed in the blog post tilted What has the Exeter Neurology Course accomplished in the last decade. You may also learn more about WESAN in the blog post titled A short history of WESAN. 

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The WESAN programme this year, as usual, is an exquisite balance of topics covering the spectrum of neurological specialisms. The agenda is a fine blend of new and old topics, delivered by experts at the cutting edge of their fields.

 

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So what has WESAN lined up for 2017? Here are the topics and speakers

 

 Functional Neurological Disorders-The Assessment as Treatment

Jon Stone, Professor of Functional Neurology at Edinburgh

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The Neurology of Amnesia

Adam Zeman, Professor of Cognitive Neurology at Exeter 

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Advances in the Diagnosis of Neurogenetic Disorders

Julia Rankin, Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Exeter 

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Emerging Treatable Autoimmune Disorders of the CNS

Sarosh Irani, Associate Professor of Neurology at Oxford 

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Movement Disorders: A Video Presentation

Kailash Bhatia, Professor of Clinical Neurology at Queen Square 

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Cold Injury in the Royal Navy

Paul Hughes, Neurologist at Haywards Heath 

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Hepatitis E and the Nervous System

Harry Dalton, Consultant Hepatologist at Truro

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The mTORopathies-What the Neurologist Needs to Know

Finbarr O’Callaghan, Reader in Paediatric Neuroscience at Great Ormond Street Hospital  

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Refractory Epilepsy: Hope is not a Strategy

Hannah Cock, Professor of Neurology at St George’s Hospital 

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Looking Back on a Career in Neurology – Some Things I Would Probably Have Done Differently

Nick Fletcher, Consultant Neurologist (rtd) at the Walton Centre 

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Ganglioside Antibodies and the Landscape of Immune Neuropathies

Hugh Willison, Professor of Neurology at Glasgow 

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Metabolic Muscle Diseases

Jon Walters, Consultant Neurologist at Swansea 

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MS: Emerging Treatments and Treatment of Progressive Disease

Claire Rice, Consultant Neurologist at Bristol  

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You may register for WESAN Exeter now

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Aphantasia: imagine not being able to imagine

Unless you are on another planet where the BBC doesn’t reach, you must have heard of this new buzzword. The BBC feature titled a life without mental images, made interesting listening. And Adam Zeman was as clear as always in his description of the phenomenon called aphantasia. Imagine being unable to imagine?

Lennon Imagine. wdr3 on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wdr3/1045283154
Lennon Imagine. wdr3 on Flikr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wdr3/1045283154

I however recommend Adam’s blog on this condition-a masterpiece! If on the other hand you prefer a harder take on it, then read his paper in Cortex (if you can break through Elsevier’s gauntlet).

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