About this section

The Clinical Neurosciences Section provides a forum for the discussion of neurosciences covering their basic science, medical and surgical aspects among multiple neuroscience sub-specialties.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Dr Alistair Martin Purves
Dr Jonathan Hyam
President Elect
Dr Richard Orrell
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming clinical neurosciences events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Clinical Neurosciences Section.

Prizes & awards

Clinical Neurosciences: President's prize


  • Official President's prize: Best oral presentation of case report(s): £300
  • Live popular vote prize: Certificate

Submission deadline 

To be confirmed

Open to  

Trainees in all areas of clinical neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, neuropathology or neuroradiology.

Application guidelines

The Clinical Neurosciences Section would like to welcome summary abstracts of up to 250 words of a clinical paper on an unusual case report or a short case series which should not be derived from a supervised research project.

Please ensure your abstract is anonymous - i.e. your name and the name of the institution are not mentioned or included in the text.

The six best submissions will be selected for oral presentation at the webinar on 23 February 2021. The best presentation as decided by the Council will be the winner. There will be a second prize based on the popular vote of the live webinar audience.

Please note: An individual can submit more than one case report but no more than one abstract will be eligible - abstract receiving the highest mark will be selected.



Clinical Neurosciences: Gordon Holmes prize


First place: £300

Submission deadline 

7 March 2022

Meeting date

9 May 2022

Open to  

Students and trainees in neurosciences, including neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropathology or neuroradiology.

Application guidelines

Applicants are invited to submit no more than 500-word summaries of research that they have carried out. Those considered to be the best will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation (including 3 minutes discussion) at a meeting of the Section. Factors that will be taken into account in the assessment of the research will include the originality, the degree to which the research was carried by the presenter, the difficulty of the work and the extent to which it throws new light and understanding on any aspect of the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, investigation, treatment or management of patients, and the importance and relevance in clinical practice, as well as the clarity of presentation. 


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