North of England Neurological Association North of England Neurological Association

About NENA

NENA meetings were initially held on Saturdays, at the seven NENA centres in rotation, on a twice yearly basis. The format changed in 1999 to a single annual meeting at the ‘central’ Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. Meetings begin with a Guest Lecture on Friday evening followed by dinner. Saturday mornings provide an opportunity for neuroscience trainees to present their research and in the afternoon Consultant members describe the challenging and fascinating clinical vignettes for which NENA has become renown.

Trainees compete for 2 NENA prizes. The Liversedge Prize is awarded for the best research presentation and The Crawford Prize for the best clinical paper. The NENA Magnum is presented to the Consultant with the most interesting case.

NENA is funded by a small annual subscription from Consultant members and non-restricted educational grants from the pharmaceutical industry. Monies are such that NENA is currently able to fund Bed and Breakfast accommodation at the Majestic to support trainees attending the meeting. NENA has also traditionally provided grants for trainees who have presented research at the NENA meeting and whose research has been accepted for presentation at national and international meetings.

The image below is a photograph taken of members attending the first meeting which took place in Leeds, May 1962. Please see the key underneath to help identify those present.

NENA 1962