Clinical sessions

The following sessions have been identified as particularly pertinent to clinician scientists attending the BNA2019 Festival of Neuroscience. 


13:00 - 14:40
S3: Advances in Child Neurology 2019 
Convened by the British Paediatric Neurology Association
Anne Marie Childs, Leeds General Infirmary, UK
Katharina Vezyroglou, UCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK
Ming Lim, Evelina Childrens Hospital, London, UK
Helen Cross, UCL-Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK

16.20 - 18.00
S8: Mental illness in children and adolescents: neuroscience, ethics and practice in psychopharmacology
Convened by the British Association of Psychopharmacology and the International Neuroethics Society

Mitul Mehta or Paramala Santosh, King's College, London, UK.
Judith Homberg, Radboud University, The Netherlands.
Argyris Stringaris, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, US.
Gabriela Pavarini, University of Oxford, UK.
Chair: Mitul Mehta, KCL, UK.



08.30 - 09.30
Plenary: ​Why do some people become psychopaths?
Professor Essi Viding, University College London, UK

09.30 - 10.50
S13: Characterizing addiction using neuroimaging
Jeff Dalley, University of Cambridge, UK.
Wolfgang Sommer, Mannheim CIMH, Germany.
Louise Paterson, Imperial College London, UK.
Rebecca Elliott, University of Manchester, UK.

11.50 - 12.50
Plenary: ​The neuroscience of addiction
Professor Barry Everitt, University of Cambridge

15.30 - 16.50
S17: Cannabinoids: therapeutic potential in CNS disorders
Convened by Neuroscience Ireland

Roger Pertwee, University of Aberdeen, UK.
Eva Marco, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
Eric Downer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Michelle Roche, NUI Galway, Ireland.

S18: Developing disease modifying therapies for Parkinson’s
Convened by Parkinson’s UK

Maria G. Spillantini, University of Cambridge, UK.
Anthony HV Schapira, University College London, UK.
Giovanna R Mallucci, University of Cambridge, UK.
Richard Mead, University of Sheffield, UK.

Plenary: Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson´s Disease: Current status and future perspectives.
Professor Anders Björklund



09.30 - 10.50
S22: New directions in epilepsy research
Convened by Epilepsy Research UK

Gabriele Lignani, University College London, UK.
Sukhvir Wright, Aston University, UK.
Alfredo Gonzalez-Sulser, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Andrei Ilie, Oxford University, UK.

09.30 - 10.50
S23: Neuromuscular disorders – cutting edge of translation
Convened by the Association of British Neurologists

Mary Reilly, Association of British Neurologists, UK.
Orla Hardiman, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Michael Hanna, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, London, UK.
Hugh Willison, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

11.50 - 12.50
Plenary: ​The new three Rs and what they mean for neuroscientists: reproducibility, replicability and reliability of research
Professor Uta Frith, University College London

15.30 - 16.50
S28: Let’s stick together - neurodegeneration an expanding disease spectrum
Convened by the Association of British Neurologists

Timothy Lynch, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Jonathan Schott, University College London, UK.
Matthew Jones, University of Manchester, UK.
Paola Piccini, Imperial College London, UK.

18:30 - 19:30
Public lecture: Inflamed Depression 
Professor Ed Bullmore, University of Cambridge



09.30 - 10.50
S34: Vascular Neurology 
Convened by the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience
Keith Muir, University of Glasgow, UK.
Dominick McCabe, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Aine Merwick, Beaumont Hospital, Ireland.
Alex Leff, UCL, UK.

Plenary: Appetite and the brain
Professor Lora Heisler, University of Aberdeen
Convened by the British Society for Neuroendocrinology