Theatre 6: Diagnostics

Below is the 2019 agenda. The 2020 timetable will be released closer to the event.

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March


11.00 - 11.30

Maroun Farah

BioPot platform: development of EEG, EMG and Bioimpedance patch and tattoo wearables

Key to advancements in noninvasive bioelectric sensing are printable electrodes disposed on ultra-thin patch or tattoo-like substrates for the sensing of EEG, EMG and bio-impedance signals. The BioPot is a lightweight, OEM, BLE 5.0-enabled platform that allows the sensing and acquisition of multichannel EEG, EMG and bio-impedance signals. SensoMedical’s BioPot is available with an SDK and qualified HW module for the rapid development of wearable neuroproducts, enabling long-term patient monitoring.


11.45 - 12.15

Prof W.Gedroyc

Brain MR guided focussed ultrasound

This seminar will describe this new technology, how and where it can be used and early results from the UK and around the world.


12.30 - 13.00

Susan Mollan

What every neurologist needs to know about optical coherence tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) measures are helping in the diagnosis and management of neuro- ophthalmic conditions such as papilloedema, optic neuritis and neuromyelitis optica. OCT measurements can predict prognosis in compressive optic neuropathies, are used as outcome measures in multiple sclerosis, and many prove to be a useful biomarker in neurodegenerative diseases. This seminar will cover the basics and present an up-to-date review of the key areas in OCT that straddle neurology, neurosurgery and ophthalmology.


13.15 - 13.45

Philippe AUVRAY

Ambulatory Intracranial pressure monitoring: a revolution for shunted patients and neurosurgeons

Presentation of the solution developed by Neurallys for shunted patients with hydrocephalus to improve their comfort and bring neurosurgeons a new diagnostic tool.


14.00 - 14.30

Dr Nicholas Silver

More than just a headache, more than just prescribing drugs

The WHO consider migraine as the most disabling disorder worldwide in under 50’s. Migraine may present with headache but commonly headache is not the presenting complaint. Recognising migraine as a cause of non-headache symptoms increases therapeutic opportunities. This seminar will focus on differential diagnosis of headache disorders, non-headache manifestations and presentations of headache disorders, and new and merging ways to optimise successful treatment.


14.45 - 15.15

Mark Madams

Implementing Advanced Nurse Practitioner programme in Neurosciences

The challenges of Advanced practice and Neuroscience and introducing education and practice programmes to develop Clinical Nurse Specialist to Advanced Practitioners in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroscience Nursing