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 Bridget Kathryn MacDonald
Dr Alistair Martin Purves
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.

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Vertigo: When is it a stroke? and if not, what to do next

Professor Adolfo Bronstein is a world authority on the research into vestibular function and disorders, his vast clinical experience will inform clinicians about the presentations of acute vertigo an...
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Not just a pain: Aspects and impact of migraines

Migraines are common and more complex than commonly assumed - affecting up to 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men - additionally day to day life interactions and life stage can make them difficult to manage....
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Collecting and choice: A model for life's decisions

Shirley Mueller, Neuroscientist and a collector, will discuss the fascinating way neurology and behavioral economics explain what collectors enjoy doing. In the season of gift giving, where we often ...
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Prizes & awards

Clinical Neurosciences: Gordon Holmes prize


First place: £300

Submission deadline 

This prize will re-open in 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 which 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 which 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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