About this event

  • Date and time Mon 13 May 2019 from 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences, Military Medicine

This event will explore all aspects of the neuroscience and psychiatry of war and terror with a special keynote lecture from the Royal Society of Medicine’s President, Professor Sir Simon Wessely.

Topics include:

  • Modern toxicology in warfare and society
  • Neurosurgery on the battle front
  • Physical and psychological rehabilitation
  • Mild head injury and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Strategies of counter-terrorism and the controversies involved

This is a joint meeting between the Clinical Neurosciences and Military Medicine Sections.


We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):

Codman Specialty Surgical

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.


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The management of severe head injuries on military operations

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Harrisson, Defence Consultant Advisor in Neurosurgery, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine and Royal Stoke University Hospital, University Hospital of the North Midlands

Mild traumatic brain injury – a military prospective

Colonel Alan Mistlin, Consultant Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

Tea and coffee break
Neuro Rehabilitation and Stanford Hall

Dr Henrietta Ellis, Civilian Consultant, The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre


Trauma and PTSD in high-risk occupations

Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London

Panel discussion
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and neurological consequences

Surgeon Commander Steven Bland, Defence Consultant Advisor in CBRN Medicine, Defence CBRN Centre Winterbourne Gunner, Defence Medical Services

Counter terrorism liaison and diversion

Dr Frank Farnham, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, North London Forensic Service

Tea and coffee break
Analysing lone-actor terrorism risk

Dr Noémie Bouhana, Associate Professor, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

The unbelievable truth

Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal Society of Medicine 

Panel discussion
Close of meeting


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

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