North of England Neurological Association North of England Neurological Association

53rd Annual General Meeting
Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
23rd November 2013


1. Minutes of the 52nd AGM

These were agreed as a true representation

2. Matters Arising

Peter Goulding let members know that the NENA website was destroyed by virus attack in the summer. Fortunately, documents were saved and the website has been rebuilt at a cost of around £500 with much increased security. The website now includes a trainees' section.

3. Officers of the Association 2013


President Professor Pamela Shaw
President Elect Dr Peter Enevoldson
Secretary Dr Peter Goulding
Treasurer Dr Fayyaz Ahmed
Council Member (Newcastle)  Dr Tim Williams
Council Member (Hull)  Dr Fayyaz Ahmed
Council Member (Sheffield)  Dr Ptolomy Sarrigiannis
Council Member (Manchester) Dr Paul Cooper
Council Member (Preston) Dr Christopher Coutinho
Council Member (Liverpool) Dr Udo Wieshmann
Council Member (Middlesbrough) Dr Simon Taggart


Peter Goulding informed members of the sad passing of Dr Ken Cumming, NENA treasurer between 1990 and 1995.

4. Treasurer’s Report

Fayyaz Ahmed informed members that there is a positive balance of £5646.74 in the current account and £5539.05 in the Crawford (deposit account). There are still only small numbers of NENA members from each NENA region paying the current annual fee of £50 by standing order. Council members will be sent details of those paying and were asked to encourage colleague to update their standing order.

5. Any Other Business

It was agreed that titles of presentations but not formal abstracts should be published on the NENA website.

Peter Goulding announced that it was his intension to step down as NENA secretary sometime in the next 2 years and encouraged members to think of taking on this rewarding post.

6. This year's prize winners:

Liversedge Prize Dr David Pelling, Manchester
Crawford Prize Dr Muhammad Rafiq, Sheffield
NENA Magnum Dr Peter Goulding, Leeds 


7. Next Year’s Meeting

November 28th and 29th 2014 – Hosts Manchester.