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The course aims to equip doctors for difficult conversations with patients. Real life scenarios will be explored to further develop critical leadership qualities and skills for positive impact. Key learning will be best practice approaches that work; when breaking bad news. Aimed at Neurosurgical trainees Approved by SBNS : 5 CPD points Venue: General Medical Council, 350 Euston Road , London

Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL BASO~ACS is delighted to announce that the Abstract Submission for its forthcoming standalone conference in November 2019 is now OPEN. Abstracts on all cancer-related topics and specialty are invited for the oral and poster prize sessions. There will be several sessions for presentation of clinical and basic science research papers during the conference. The prestigious Alan Edwards, Ronald Raven, and BASO Trainees Prizes will be awarded during the meeting. Visit our website to submit your Abstract and for further details on BASO prizes and awards.

This Masterclass brings together experts from Harvard, London & Manchester from a wide range of disciplines, including ophthalmology, neurosurgery, radiology, and skull base surgery. It includes a series of didactic talks, exploring the most modern treatment for skull base & neuro-orbital disease, providing a forum for lively discussion and debate. Venue name Cavalry and Guards Club Venue Address 127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PX

National conference for any students interested in clinical neurosciences. Among our guest speakers are Mr Adam Williams and Mr Mario Teo, both consultant neurosurgeons from Bristol and Italian resident Mr Davide Giampicollo who reveals insight into neurosurgery abroad. Includes afternoon workshops on careers pathways, 3D neuroanatomy and surgical skills! Bill Brown Suite Queen's Building University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR

5th - 6th December 2019 - 10TH LIVERPOOL PAEDIATRIC NEUROSURGERY MASTERCLASS The meeting covers a broad range of topics including current issues, general paediatric neurosurgery subjects and cases of rare, interesting or developing conditions.

The NeuroAnasethesa and Critical Care Society and the Society of British Neurological Surgeons invite you to the UK Brain Injury Symposium, a one day event packed with world class presentations from leaders giving the very latest in management of traumatic brain injury, stroke and subarachnoid haemorrhage. Abstract submissions and registration now open via Venue - Royal Geographical Society, London

The 2-day course will cover basics, practical tips, and various applications including novel developments (navigated US, contrast-US, elastography, therapeutic application of US, etc) in the field. Lectures will be augmented and reinforced with live surgery, and very unique hands-on stations encompassing machine knobology, technique of insonation, hand-eye coordination, semeiology, simulated surgery and many more aspects. Aimed at all neurosurgeons that might already use US or want to incorporate US into their practice. Tata Memorial Centre Hospital Parel, Mumbai-400012, India

One day intensive course in how to interpret MRI Brain & Spine6 Cat 1 CPD Organiser: Kumar Das (Consultant Neuroradiologist) This course is aimed at providing the essential background required for basic interpretation of MRI Brain/Spine for Consultants and Trainees. Topics covered will include MR physics, MR anatomy, Approach to reading MRI, Differential diagnoses in Brain/Spine, Artefacts, MR safety and Advanced applications- delivered by experts in the field. Cost: £150 (includes extensive course material with over 500 images, lunch and refreshments)-Limited places. 95% of attendees rate it Good/Excellent.

Venue: Spring Grove House, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 4HS This is a single day course aimed at covering clinically relevant neuroanatomy for junior doctors, dentists and students. The courses assumes no knowledge of neuroanatomy and builds from the ground up. By the end of course you should have a firm grasp of neuroanatomical terms, understand basic concepts about the development of the nervous system, appreciate its structure and how this can help localise lesions. Each attendee will receive a small amount of pre-course reading and a course companion guide.

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th January 2020 Pullman London St Pancras Hotel The British Skull Base Society (BSBS) is the multidisciplinary, multiprofessional body whose membership is the clinical specialists responsible for the treatment of patients in the UK with skull base tumours and other disorders of the skull base. We are delighted to invite you to the annual British Skull Base Society Meeting in London. The theme of the London BSBS will be chordoma and chondrosarcoma with presentations from visiting speakers Dr Shaan Raza, Professor of Neurosurgery from MD Anderson Cancer Centre and Professor Diego Mazzatenta, Professor of Neurosurgery from Bologna. Both have considerable clinical and research experience in these diseases. In addition we are privileged to have an inspirational talk from Sir David Calvert-Smith QC, retired Director of Public Prosecutions and High Court Judge. We are looking forward to welcoming you to London.

Last Updated: 16 October 2019

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