About this event

  • Date and time Thu 28 Mar 2019 from 5:30pm to 8:40pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

To the world, Sir Roger Bannister was known as the first man to run a 4-minute mile. But among neurologists, he was preeminent for his pioneering work on autonomic medicine at St Mary’s, the National Hospital, and then at Oxford. We are greatly honoured that his widow and family have given us permission to launch the Sir Roger Bannister Lecture in his honour, and delighted that his friend and former colleague, Professor Christopher Mathias has agreed to give the first Sir Roger Bannister Lecture at this event, entitled A Cinderella comes of age: the increasing impact of autonomic medicine in the new millennium - Sir Roger Bannister’s legacy.

Professor Christopher Mathias created the Neurovascular Medicine and Autonomic Unit at St Mary’s Hospital, and the Autonomic Unit at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. Now amalgamated at Queen Square, and the Autonomic & Neurovascular Medicine Centre at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. These have incorporated the latest techniques in autonomic medicine. 

The event will also include short-listed presentations of clinical research and clinical cases by trainees in the Clinical Neurosciences for the Section’s biennial President’s Prize.  

 Topics include:

  • Best current practice in some areas of neurology 
  • How to work up and investigate neurological cases
  • Explore the increasing impact of autonomic medicine in the new millennium

Key speakers

Professor Christopher Mathias

Professor Christopher Mathias

Professor of Neurovascular Medicine at Imperial College and at the Institute of Neurology.

Speaker's biography

Professor Christopher Mathias has been Emeritus Professor at University College London since 2014. He was Professor of Neurovascular Medicine in the University of London, with an appointment held jointly between Imperial College London and the Institute of Neurology, University College London between 1991 and 2013. He has been an honorary Consultant Physician at St Mary’s Hospital since 1982 and at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square since 1985. He also consults at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth (HJE) in St Johns Wood, London (since 2012).

 

He was Clinical Service and Research Director of two leading NHS & academic departments, the Neurovascular Medicine and Autonomic Unit at St Mary’s Hospital, and the Autonomic Unit at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. They were tertiary referral centres serving the entire nation, also with international referrals. They were amalgamated in 2014, and are now based at Queen Square. In 2014 he created the Autonomic & Neurovascular Medicine Centre, incorporating the latest techniques and with experienced personnel, at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth.

 

Professor Mathias has more than 400 publications in medical and scientific journals on the autonomic nervous system covering neurology, cardiovascular, basic science and internal medicine. He has numerous invited reviews in major journals, and many chapters in international textbooks of neurological and cardiovascular medicine. He is Senior Co-Editor, with Sir Roger Bannister, of ‘Autonomic Failure: a Textbook of Clinical Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System’, with the 5th Edition published by Oxford University Press in June 2013.

 

He is a founder Trustee, with (the late) Sir Roger Bannister and (the late) Mr Philip Blissett, of the Autonomic Charitable Trust (ACT); fellow trustees are Mrs Camilla Woodward, Sir Richard Lambert, Baroness Susan Masham, Professor Rodney Grahame and Mr Andrew Stanley; the Patron is Lord Ara Darzi. He has been a Trustee of Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (since 2017), and is a Patron of the Graham Hughes International Charity for Hughes (Antiphospolipid) Syndrome (since 2017). He has been Chair of the Autonomic Group of the Ehlers-Danlos International Consortium, Ehlers-Danlos Society from 2018.

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea, coffee and poster viewing
Welcome and introduction

Professor Michael Kopelman, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one: Shortlisted President's Prize presentations

Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3
Presentation 4
Presentation 5

Session two: The inaugural Sir Bannister lecture

A Cinderella comes of age: the increasing impact of autonomic medicine in the new millennium - Sir Roger Bannister’s legacy…

Professor Christopher Mathias, Professor of Neurovascular Medicine

Discussion
Announcement of prize winners
Drinks Reception

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St,, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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