About this event

  • Date and time Tue 23 Feb 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Clinical Neurosciences

This prestigious prize will be awarded by the Clinical Neurosciences Council to the best of six case presentations, alongside a "Popular Prize" by the live webinar audience vote.

There will be a range of fascinating cases presented by neurology, neuropathology, neurophysiology and neurosurgical trainees and the evening provides a surprising mixture of clinical vignettes, surgical surprises and new conditions. There is always something new and something to learn.

Submissions for the prize is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract.

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We would like to thank our sponsor UCB Pharma for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Bridget MacDonald, President, Clinical Neurosciences Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) requiring decompressive hemicraniectomy in the COVID-19 era
Dr. Vinojini Vivekanandam , Clinical Fellow
A case of worsening meningoencephalitis: What lies beneath?
Sharfaraz Salam, ST5 Neurology trainee, Guys and St Thomas' Hospital
Swollen legs – an unusual shunt complication
Mr Yasir Chowdhury, ST7 Neurosurgery, West Midlands Deanery
An Unusual Cause of Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Mr Simon Dockrell, Neurosurgery Specialist Registrar
Bilateral atypical optic neuritis

Dr Ashvini Keshavan, Neurology registrar, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Postdoctoral clinical research associate at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology

Expectoration of the Atlas
Mr Antony Kaldas , Neurosurgery Registrars- University Hospitals Southampton and Mr Kenneth Burns, Neurosurgery Registrars- University Hospitals Southampton
Live popular vote and Sponsored Industry Presentation from UCB Pharma

A new choice for patients living with Primary Generalised Tonic Clonic Seizures (PGTCS)

Nick Panton, Healthcare and Access Partner UCB Pharma

Winner of the President’s Prize announced
End of webinar




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 ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain 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.

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