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Management of MS relapses discussed

Relapses associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) should not be relied upon to monitor disease activity, according to a presentation at the recent Neurology Update meeting. Consultant Neurologist in the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH), Belfast, Dr Stella Hughes conveyed this message during her talk, which was entitled “MS Relapses – Dos and Don’ts”. While she said…

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FND patients need thorough explanations about their condition

The importance of explaining to people with functional neurological disorders (FND) the nature of their condition was underlined in a presentation at the recent INA update meeting in Belfast. Clinical Research Training Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Dr Ingrid Hoeritzauer made the point during her talk on recent developments in FND diagnosis and treatment.…

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Heterogeneity of autoimmune encephalitis outlined to INA delegates

The guest lecture at the Irish Neurological Association (INA) Neurology Update meeting in Belfast was on the subject of autoimmune encephalitis. The lecture was delivered by Prof Sarosh R Irani, who is head of the Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group, and Co-director, Oxford Autoimmune Neurology Group, Diagnostic Laboratory. Prof Irani is a Consultant Neurologist and clinician-scientist…

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Joint INA/ABN meeting to take place in Belfast

A joint annual meeting between the INA and the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) will take place in Belfast in 2021, it has been announced. The idea to hold the joint meeting in Belfast was first put forward by President of the ABN, Prof Mary Reilly. The organiser of the INA’s recent update meeting Consultant…

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Advice on when epilepsy patients should start and stop anticonvulsant medications

One of the main presentations at the recent Irish Neurology Association (INA) Neurology Update meeting in Belfast focused on when to start and cease anticonvulsant therapy for epilepsy patients. The presentation was delivered by Consultant Neurologist in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Dr Norman Delanty. According to the definition provided by Dr Delanty, “epilepsies” are a “group…

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Irish Neurological Association 55th Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

The 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Neurological Association (INA) was deemed a very successful event that showcased significant emerging talent in the Irish neurology and neuroscience field. 2019 INA meeting a highlight of the Irish neurology calendar The 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Irish Neurological Association (INA) was deemed a very successful…

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Discussing the big issues in neurology

Priscilla Lynch talks to Irish Neurological Association President Dr Brian McNamara ahead of next month’s annual meeting in Cork The 55th Annual Meeting of the Irish Neurological Association (INA), under the presidency of Dr Brian McNamara, Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, Cork University Hospital, will take place from 6 to 7 June at the Radisson Blu…

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Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience 14th Annual Neurology Update Meeting

The IICN 2016 Annual Neurology Update Meeting took place on 14 October in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. The theme for this year’s meeting was ‘Hot Topics in Neurology’. James Fogarty reports Identifying concussion in sports competition ‘remains difficult’  -field diagnosis of concussion remains difficult and equestrian brain injuries are the biggest sports-related category, the recent…

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Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience 14th Annual Neurology Update Meeting

Seizures are not a monolithic event’ The traditional thinking around epileptic seizures needs to be refined, an eminent US epileptologist told the recent IICN Annual Neurology Update Meeting in Dublin. Prof Sydney Cash, Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Attending Epileptologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, US, delivered the John Kirker Memorial Lecture…

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