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BSSFN

British Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery (BSSFN) and Epilepsy Surgery Network Meeting (ESNM)

Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th June
The Conference Centre
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Wednesday 12th June
11.30 BSSFN Registration
12.00 Lunch
13:00 Open and Keynote Speaker: Prof Chris Honey – “Neurosurgery for depression”
Proffessor Christopher Honey, MD, D.Phil, FRCS(C), Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

13:45 Oral Presentations session 1
Chairs – Mrs Rosalind Mitchell and Dr Jean-Pierre Lin

13:45 Improvement of Dysautonomia in Parkinson’s Disease by Pedunculopontine Nucleus Region Stimulation
J Hyam, T Aziz, A Green, Oxford Functional Neurosurgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

14:00 Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the pedunculopontine nucleus (PPN): hope or hype?
M Hariz, L Zrinzo Unit of Functional Neurosurgery, UCL, Queen Square, London

14:15 Neuro-protective benefits of STN stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: “Myth or Reality”
T Papadias, J Kausar, H Pall, R Chelvarajah, A White, R Mitchell, Department of Functional Neurosurgery Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

14:30 Sub-cortical structure volumes and correlation to clinical variables in Parkinson’s disease
R Geevarghese, DE Lumsden, N Hulse, M Samuel, K Ashkan, Kings College London School of Medicine, London

14:45 Invited Lecture Dr P Limousin “Early stim: will it change our practice of Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s
disease”. – P Limousin, ‘Unit of Functional Neurosurgery, UCL, Queen Square, London’

15.00 Break

15.30 Invited Lecture:Dr Jean-Pierre Lin, “Presentation to Be Confirmed” – Dr Jean-Pierre Lin MB ChB, MRCP(UK), PhD. Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, General Neurology &Complex Motor Disorders Service, Evelina Childrens Hospital Guys &St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust London

16:15 Oral Presentations session 2
Chairs – Mrs Anwen White and Professor Chris Honey

16:15 Impedance variation in movement disorder patients treated with DBS
S Eljamel, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

16:30 A 13-year review of surgical morbidity in Deep Brain Stimulation
N Mundil, J Kausar, R Chelvarajah, A White, R Mitchell, Department of Functional Neurosurgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

16:45 Does pre-surgical volumetric Brain MRI data predict neuropsychological outcomes following Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease?
R Geevarghese, DE Lumsden, A Costello, M Samuel, K Ashkan, Kings College London School of Medicine, London

17:00 Acute Akinesia: a surgical emergency in Subthalamic nucleus stimulation treated parkinson’s disease
MD Fam, S Eljamel, Neurosurgery, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

17:15 AGM -18:00 Chair – Mr Alexander Green, President BSSFN

19:30 conference dinner: Itihaas, 18 Fleet Street, Birmingham B3 1JL

Thursday 13th June

08.00 Coffee

08:30 Invited lecture: Prof Jon Raphael, – “Spinal Cord Stimulation – for whom”

Professor Jon Raphael, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust; Professor of Pain Science, Birmingham City University 

09:15 Oral Session 3
Chairs Mr Ramesh Chelvarajah and Professor Jon Raphael

09:15 Deep Brain Stimulation for Intractable Chronic Cluster Headache
L Zrinzo, S Lagrata, M Hariz, S Miller, M Matharu, Unit of Functional Neurosurgery, UCL, Queen Square, London

09:30 The effect of volitional breathing, mental tasks and carbon dioxide inhalation on local field potentials in selected deep brain stimulation nuclei
NFA Bahuri, A Green, Oxford Functional Neurosurgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

09:45 Normal Corneal Nerve Densities Despite Corneal Hypoesthesia Following Balloon Compressionof the Trigeminal Nerve: suggesting a neurotrophic role of the ganglion and low risk of neurotrophic keratitis
VK Dhillon, M Al-Aqaba, S Basu, HS Dua, Department of Neurosurgery, Nottingham University Hospital

10:00 Anterior capsulotomy for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder – a review of old and new literature
J Pepper, L Zrinzo, M Hariz, Unit of Functional Neurosurgery, UCL, Queen Square, London

10:15 break -10:45

10:45 Invited lecture: Prof John Jefferys, “Presentation to be Confirmed “
Professor John Jefferys, Bsc, Phd, FmedSc, Professor of Neuroscience, Neurotrauma and Neurodegeneration, University of Birmingham

11:30 Oral Presentations session 4
Chairs – Mr Richard Walsh and Dr Imad Soryal

11:30 Deep brain stimulation of the centromedian thalamic nucleus for the treatment of generalised and frontal epilepsies
A Valentin, R Chelvarajah, L Vico, R Selway, G Alarcon, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry and King’s College Hospital, London

11:45 Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Epilepsy: A Case Series
N Mundil, R Kayello, N Hassan, R Chelvarajah, R Walsh, Department of Functional Neurosurgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham

12:00 Neuronavigation with 7T MRI demonstrated increased localisation error : a phantom study demonstrating volume distortion and role of CT co-registration
D Thurston, M Berhanu, S Solanki, S Basu, Department of Neurosurgery, Nottingham University Hospital 

12:15 Invited lecture: Dr Imad Soryal – “Spasticity – the Enigma”
Dr Imad Soryal, consultant in Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine working in Birmingham Community NHS Trust & UHB

13:00 BSSFN ends & lunch

 

 

ESNM (Day 3) – Friday 14 June 2013
 
08.30 Breakfast

09.30 ESNM registration opens

10:00 Case Discussions session 1
Chair –Professor Charles Polkey

10:00 Case 1 Dr Many Bagary, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist,Barberry Birmingham

10:30 Case 2 Dr Paul Cooper, Consultant Neurologist Salford Royal Hospitals Manchester

11:00 Case 3 Dr John Green, Consultant Neurologist, Glasgow

11:30 Invited lecture: Prof Paul Boon “The Spectrum of Neurostimulation for Epilepsy “ – Paul A.J.M.BOON, MD, PhD Department of Neurology, Reference Centre for Refractory Epilepsy, Laboratory for Clinical and Experimental Neurophysiology, Biology and Psychology (LCEN3), Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

12:15 lunch

13:30 Collaborative Research ideas & proposals
Chair – Prof Mark Richardson

13:45 Case Discussions session 2
Chair- Dr Nandini Mullatti

13:45 Case 4: Professor Stefano Seri, Consultant Neurophysiologist, Birmingham Childrens hospital

14:15 Case 5: Dr Kasia Sieradzan, Consultant Neurophysiologist, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

14:45 Tea and Coffee

15:30 Case 6: Dr Ming Lai, Consultant Neurologist, Newcastle

16:00 Case 7: Dr Udo Weismann, Consultant Neurologist, The Walton Centre

16.30 16.30 Tea & ESNM ends

 

 

(please note that this programme may be subject to change)

Abstract Deadline
10th May 2013

Registration Deadline
1st June 2013

Registration Fee
£90 Consultants
£40 Trainees and other Health Professionals

Contact us
conferences@uhb.nhs.uk