About this event

  • Date and time Thu 25 Jun 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

This is the first webinar of the RSM Clinical Neuroscience series: Current and historical perspectives, and will be exploring how the art of history taking and examinations are being lost to an over reliance on laboratory and imaging techniques, and how COVID-19 is affecting this aspect of the doctor-patient relationship. 

Webinar topics include:

  • Why clinical history and examination remain key to the assessment of a neurological patient
  • How important is history versus the examination in neurology
  • Symptoms and signs that a 'patient encounter' can help budding neurologist
  • How have things changed in the era of COVID-19? And does this matter?

The Clinical Neurosciences Section is offering this webinar series to students and trainees at a reduced rate, to support ongoing training and development during this time.

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This meeting is a part of the RSM Clinical Neurosciences Section webinar series; Current and historical perspectives, that will be broadcast weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm. The series will explore a variety of  neurological and neurosurgical themes. If you would like to find out more about the series, please visit the Clinical Neurosciences Section homepage.

Key speakers

Dr Hadi Manji

Dr Hadi Manji

Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital and Ipswich Hospital, UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Manji trained in medicine at Trinity Hall Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital qualifying in 1982. After house jobs, he spent three years on the Edinburgh GP training scheme before returning to general medicine and neurology. His neurological training was at the Middlesex Hospital, the National Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. His MD thesis was on 'The Neurological Complications of HIV’. 


After a sabbatical at L'Hopital Kremlin-Bicetre in Paris with Professor Gerard Said, he was appointed Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital and Ipswich Hospital. 


His interests are in neurological infections including tropical neurology and peripheral nerve disorders. He is the Chief author and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Neurology - 20,000 copies have been sold worldwide and the 3rd edition is now in preparation. 

Srikirti Kodali

Dr Srikirti Kodali

Neurology Registrar at Cambridge University Hospitals, UK

Speaker's biography
Dr Kodali trained in Pembroke College Cambridge and the University of London. She completed her Academic Foundation Program in Neurosciences at Cambridge and stayed to complete her Core Medical Training. She is currently a first year Neurology Registrar in training at Addenbrooke’s hospital.
Her research interests are in remyelination and multiple sclerosis. She has a keen interest in developing innovative initiatives in education and training at an undergraduate and post-graduate level.  


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Srikirti Kodali, Neurology Registrar,  Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Long live the art of clinical neurology in the time of COVID-19

Dr Hadi Manji, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Ipswich Hospital, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Question and answer session
Close of webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

All webinars will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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