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NENA Newsletter 2013

Peter Goulding
NENA Secretary
Consultant Neurologist,
Leeds General Infirmary,
F Floor,
Martin Wing,
Great George Street,
Leeds LS1 3EX

 6th August 2013


Annual Joint Neurosciences Meeting
22nd and 23rd November 2013
Majestic Hotel Harrogate


President - Professor Pamela Shaw
President Elect - Dr Peter Enevoldson

Website -

Invited speaker - Professor Mark Richardson

‘Recreating the brain in a computer: insights into epilepsy’

Dear NENA member,

As usual NENA welcomes all consultants and trainees in neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology and neuroradiology to the annual meeting. I am delighted to report that NENA will continue to provide three prizes for presentations at the scientific meeting. Council will award two prizes for research presentations given by junior members; The LIVERSEDGE PRIZE (£500) for the best scientific paper and The CRAWFORD PRIZE (£250) for the best clinical presentation. The NENA MAGNUM will be presented by the President Elect for the best clinical case or series of cases presented by a consultant member.

Congratulations to last year’s winners:

Liversedge Prize - Dr Johnathan Cooper-Knock - Sheffield
Crawford Prize -  Mr Farouk Olubajo - Sheffield/Hull
NENA Magnum - Dr David Mckee - Manchester         

Leeds is organising the scientific meeting and Dr Melissa Maguire, Consultant Neurologist at Leeds General Infirmary will be assessing submissions which should be sent by email to by 15th October 2013. Trainees will present at the research symposium, preferably supported in person by any consultant involved (15 minutes to include questions) and consultant members will give the clinical cases (10 minutes to include questions). Junior members should send a brief abstract of their scientific or clinical research and consultant members the title of the clinical case or series of clinical cases. Successful presenters will be informed by the last week in October. Powerpoint slides (suggested maximum of 15) should preferably be sent by email to Dr  Maguire by 10th November. All the presentations can then be preloaded on to a single laptop in order to avoid problems on the day of the meeting. A MAC laptop/projector will be available at the Majestic - presentations should be loaded via memory stick well before the time of presentation.

Dates of meeting

This year’s meeting will be on Friday 22nd November and Saturday 23rd November.     


Majestic Hotel, Ripon Road, Harrogate. All members and their partners are invited


Friday 22nd November

Saturday 23rd November

As discussed at last year’s annual general meeting, pharmaceutical company sponsorship for NENA is now more difficult to attract because the industry is increasingly regulated. The NENA annual subscription remains at £50; to my mind still very good value to keep up with what is going on in local neuroscience research and for a chance to meet colleagues of all neuroscientific disciplines from across the north of England in a beautiful Victorian Hotel. Standing order mandates for you to send to your bank and a gift aid form to send to Dr Fayyaz Ahmed, NENA Treasurer, Consultant Neurologist, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2JZ are enclosed. Please complete as soon as possible. Forms and a cornucopia of interesting information are also available via the new NENA website.

Please let the NENA Council member for your area know if you and your partner are coming the Annual Meeting so that I can sort out catering numbers as efficiently as possible

I look forward to seeing you in Harrogate,

Best wishes,

Peter Goulding