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Tickets are on sale for the 2018 Careers Day to be held at the prestigious King Khalid Building in the heart of Edinburgh on 27th January 2018. The Careers Day will include inspirational talks from high-profile speakers, talks on how to get into neurosurgery and progressing through the career ladder, and an opportunity to try neurosurgical skills thanks to our sponsors. Tickets on sale for £10. Abstract submissions are open with a deadline of 3rd December 2017.



A prelimiary programme will be availale Mid December.


Society of British Neurological Surgeons & Neurology and Neurosurgery
Student Interest Group Career day
16 January 2016, At the Royal College of Surgeons, England

The event was a great success with over 120 delegates from all over the UK attending.

The abstract presentations were of a very high standard.  Congratulations to our prize winners. Edward Droscher will be presenting his abstract at the SBNS Spring Meeting 20-22 April 2016 in Newcastle.

To view the photos taken on the day please click on the link SBNS/NANSIG Career Day Jan 2016

To view the Blog written by Alexandra Abel about the event please click on the link

An article was also published about the event in the British Medical Journal



Oral Presentation Prizes



The development and application of 4-dimensional phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging techniques to the study of CSF circulation in healthy adults

Edward Droscher
University of Manchester Medical School,
Manchester, UK 

Joint 2nd

Subdural haematoma in the paediatric population over a 20-year period:an observational study

Daniel M Fountain
Hospital & University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, UK 

Joint 2nd

20 Screening for Delayed Cerebral Ischaemia In Aneurysmal Subarachnoid

Haemorrhage: An International Survey

Laura Markham
North Bristol Trust, UK



Poster Prizes



Clinical outcome of constant current deep brain stimulation in patients with medication-refractory essential tremor

A. Rezaei Haddad

Kings College Hospital; Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick


Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Pre-Clinical Models of Trigeminal Neuropathy to Determine the Presence of Publication Bias.


T. Khan
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College London Hospital Campus, London


Out of hours operating in Neurosurgery: What do Neurosurgeons get up to after dark?


F. Saeed
Department of Neurosurgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK

NANSIG  is a national organisation made up of junior doctors and medical students who are organising a careers day in conjunction with Society of British Neurological Surgeons on 16 January 2016 at Royal College of Surgeons, London. 

The careers day is aimed at medical students and junior doctors with a view to becoming neurosurgeons. This year’s keynote speaker was Prof. Sir Graham Teasdale, who spoke about his 40-year involvement with the Glasgow Coma Scale. Additional speakers included consultants, academics and juniors from around the UK.  The emphasis on this occasion was on how to get on, and stay on,  the training ladder – and  what to do when you get off at the other end!

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NANSIG and the SBNS are very grateful to the following sponsors for supporting the meeting:




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Last Updated: 23 November 2017



The SBNS and NANSIG (Neurology and Neurosurgery Student Interest Group)  held its 4th Medical Student career day on the 22 November 2014 at the RCS England. The Programme included  all aspects about a career in neurosurgery and was chaired by the SBNS Treasurer, Mr A Jenkins.


Photos taken on the day

Medical students were  invited to submit abstracts and the authors of the three best submissions were   invited to present their abstracts during the day.  The remaining submission were preasented as Posters.  The overall winner, Amy Bowes,  has been  invited to present her abstract at the SBNS Spring Meeting in Southampton in April 2014. 

For further details about NANGIG  visit