About this event

  • Date and time Tue 22 Sep 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

This webinar will highlight the lack of good clinical neurology and neurosurgery facilities in areas of Africa and Asia. Experts in this field will address how these issues can be remedied by developing educational facilities locally and with international collaboration, and how to address methods of developing research projects in these areas of the world. 

This is a unique topic that has not been covered before at the RSM or in the neurological community in the UK. 

Webinar topics include: 

  • Recognising the requirements in resource poor settings
  • How to develop research methods and overcoming obstacles 
  • What are the benefits of educational facilities locally and globally

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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. 

Key speakers

Professor Peter Hutchinson

Professor of Neurosurgery, Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Speaker's biography

Peter Hutchinson BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD (Cantab), FRCS (Surg Neurol) is Professor of Neurosurgery, NIHR Research Professor and Head of the Division of Academic Neurosurgery within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. He is Director of Clinical Studies at Robinson College, Cambridge.

 

He holds an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital with a sub-specialist interest in the management of neuro-trauma, specifically head and traumatic brain injury. He has a research interest in acute brain injury, utilising multimodality monitoring technology (measurement of pressure, oxygenation and chemistry) to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of brain injury, and in the investigation and treatment of concussion. He also leads the international RESCUE studies evaluating the role of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury. He was awarded the Olivecrona Prize (the “Nobel Prize for Neurosurgery”) for his work on cerebral metabolism in acute brain injury).

 

He has co-authored over 450 publications (including NEJM, Lancet and Brain) and been lead applicant in over £12m of grants (including MRC and NIHR). He is joint editor of the book “Head Injury – A Multidisciplinary Approach” and the Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery, the first edition of which is currently in preparation.

 

He is also Immediate Past President of Clinical Neurosciences Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons Neurosurgical Specialty lead for clinical trials, Chair of the Academic Committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Director of the Research Fund of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Treasurer of the International Neurotrauma Society, Neurosurgical Representative on the NICE head guidelines development group and Chief Medical Officer for the Formula One British Grand Prix.

Professor Richard Walker

Consultant Physician, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Professor for Ageing & International Health, Newcastle University, UK

Speaker's biography

Richard Walker is a Consultant and previous Director of R & D at North Tyneside General Hospital, and Honorary Professor of Ageing and International Health at Newcastle University. He is the Clinical Lead for the Northumbria Parkinson’s disease (PD) service.

 

His research interests in PD include epidemiology, psychiatric symptoms, palliative care, respiratory symptoms, exercise and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). He was on the UK PD NICE Guidelines 2017 Development Group and the PD Quality Standard Advisory Committee for NICE. He is consultant lead for the UK Parkinson’s Excellence Network. He has a research interest in other non-communicable diseases in SSA including stroke, epilepsy, hypertension, dementia, fluorosis and frailty. He is Associate International Director for SSA for the Royal College of Physicians, London and is the Clinical Lead for the Northumbria/Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre health link which started in 1999. He is immediate past Chair of the Movement Disorders Society African Task Force. He has published over 200 peer review papers.

Professor Umapathi Thirugnanam

Senior Consultant Neurologist, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore

Speaker's biography

Professor Umapathi Thirugnanam works as a neurologist at the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore. His interests are in peripheral, autonomic and neuromuscular and eye movement disorders. In addition, Professor Thirugnanam works in a few under-resourced parts of the world.

Professor Tony Wilson

Honorary Professor of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Hadi Manji, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Clinical neurology in resource poor settings

Professor Umapathi Thirugnanam, National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore

From Hampstead to Mbarara - my journey

Professor Tony Wilson, Honorary Professor of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

Research in resource poor settings - triumphs and tribulation

Professor Richard Walker, Consultant Physician, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Professor for Ageing and International Health, Newcastle University

Delivering neurotrauma research in low and middle income countries

Professor Peter Hutchinson, Professor of Neurosurgery, Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Closing remarks and close of meeting

Dr Hadi Manji

Location

Online

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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