About this event

  • Date and time Wed 17 Feb 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:35pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

This webinar will provide new insights into the recent creation of a clinical neurological specialty and the development of new treatment options for migraine. 

Learning objectives include:

  •  To know the recent history of discoveries about the functioning of the autonomic nervous system in health and disease
  • To understand the factors involved in the development of a clinical specialty, with clinical autonomic neuroscience as the exemplar  
  • To understand the relationships between clinical and laboratory research with reference to diagnosis of and therapies for migraine in the recent past  
  • To learn about the development of specific therapeutic strategies for migraine, especially calcitonin gene related protein  

The History of Medicine Society was founded in 1912 by Sir William Osler, its first President. These talks continue to reveal the importance of learning from the lessons of the past to apply to the present and future. The Society reaches out, inter alia, to clinicians of every specialty (including students), medical scientists, health care professionals, and other interested professionals and members of the general public (e.g. journalists and teachers).

A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

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Key speakers

Professor Christopher Mathias

Emeritus Professor of Neurovascular Medicine, Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London

   Dr Mark Weatherall

Consultant Neurologist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital


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Introduction by the President

Professor Tilli Tansey, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

The autonomic nervous system and the creation of a medical specialty

Professor Christopher Mathias, Emeritus Professor of Neurovascular Medicine,  Queen Square Institute of Neurology, University College London 

Migraine: From bedside to bench, and back again

Dr Mark Weatherall, Consultant Neurologist, Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Panel discussion
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 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. 

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