North of England Neurological Association North of England Neurological Association

54th Annual General Meeting
Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
29th November 2014


1. Minutes of the 54th AGM


2. Matters Arising

Numbers attending the Annual Dinner have gradually reduced over recent years. Only 48 members and guests attended this year's dinner despite an excellent lecture from Richard Selway. It was suggested that next year's lecture should be put back to 7.30 pm to allow more time for travel.

It was also suggested that the SpR training day for November 2015 might be arranged at the Majestic on Friday 27th November in order to maximise opportunity for SpRs to attend the NENA meeting. PJG will write to council members with a view to seeking the views of TPDs from each region.

Next NENA secretary: PJG indicated that he will stand down as NENA secretary after the 2015 meeting. Members willing to take over as NENA secretary were encouraged to contact PJG.

3. Officers of the Association 2014

President Dr Peter Enevoldson
President Elect Dr John Bamford
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


4. Treasurer’s Report

This was presented by Fayyaz Ahmed. There was a large excess of expenditure over income in 2014. This year's meeting was better supported by Pharma companies and NENA should break even. The possibility of NENA not being able to provide travel grants this year was announced.

5. Any Other Business

This year's prize winners:

Liversedge Prize Dr Eva Liu, Manchester
Crawford Prize Dr Laura Benjamin, Liverpool
NENA Magnum Dr David McKee, Manchester


6. Next Year’s Meeting

November 27th and 28th 2015 – Hosts Middlesbrough.