About this event

  • Date and time Thu 30 Jul 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:15pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

Dr Alistair Purves, Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Kings College Hospital, will examine and review the history of our understanding of the small fibres in peripheral nerves, their function and the expanding range of clinical conditions associated with them.

Webinar topics will cover:

  • The complexities of diagnosing small fibre neuropathy 
  • How clear understanding of small fibre neuropathies can help communication with the patient and thereby management
  • The history of our understanding of the small nerve fibres in peripheral nerves and the range of clinical disorders they are involved in
  • Why the term ‘Small fibre neuropathy’ is no longer helpful or useful

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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

Alistair Purves

Dr Alistair Purves

Consultant Clinical Neurophysiologist, Kings College Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Purves is clinical lead for neurophysiology at Kings College Hospital, and has long nursed a deep dissatisfaction with areas of the service provided to clinical neuroscience, most of which relate to small nerve fibre problems. He hopes that the issues in this webinar will inspire the next generation to solve them.



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

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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