All presentations will be lead by key experts in managing complex neurological disorders. We are also delighted to have Prof Adrian Williams chairing part of the day. The line up of speakers currently includes:
Dr Adine Adonis, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist – Neurology & Senior Lecturer Physiotherapy
Dr Manny Bagary, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist, Barberry National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham
Dr Bagary runs a tertiary epilepsy service in Birmingham which includes a surgical programme, VNS clinic, modified ketogenic diet service for adults and has a particular interest in mental health comorbidity in epilepsy. Dr Bagary is actively involved in epilepsy research and is currently involved in a number of NIHR studies evaluating novel AEDs. Dr Bagary is an elected council member and treasurer of the ILAE-UK Chapter. He is the CRN lead for epilepsy research in the West Midlands.
Dr Daniel E Lumsden (confirmed), Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Paediatric Neurosciences, Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, London, UK
Dr Lumsden works at the Evelina London Children's Hospital (ELCH) and is the current Chair of the Movement Disorder Specialist Interest Group of the British Paediatric Neurology Association. Daniel's clinical and research work has focussed on the management of movement disorders in childhood. He is one of three Consultants in the Complex Motor Disorder Service at the ELCH which provides a national referral service for Deep Brain Stimulation in Childhood, and is also the clinical lead for the Rett Service at the ELCH. Daniel has a particular interest in improving the recognition of movement disorders in children, and has taught widely on this topic.
Dr Shelly Morris-King (confirmed), Consultant Psychologist
Dr Morris-King is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working at the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust for the Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network. The network provides support to individuals with complex physical injury and psychological provision is provided to patients at all stages of their rehabilitation journey from hyper acute care to community rehabilitation. Shelly has worked in a range of services including adult mental health, forensic settings, ABI and complex physical rehabilitation. She leads the wider psychology team across the rehabilitation network and is passionate about supporting patients and their families with psychological adjustment to disability and injury.
Ms Polly Moyer, (confirmed) Co-Founder of Action for MdDS UK
Polly Moyer was born and brought up in Yorkshire, and now lives in Bristol where she campaigns for people with rare conditions and ‘writes for rare’ including http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2042 . She is cofounder of Action for MdDS UK – Technology Training Treatment and is also a trained Laughter Yoga facilitator.
Prof Martin Turner (confirmed), Consultant Neurologist
Professor Turner is a consultant neurologist to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He has long commitment to the education of medical students, GPs and other specialists in all aspects of clinical neurology. He has particular interest in neurodegenerative disorder investigation and management, and co-directs one of the largest UK tertiary referral centres for motor neuron disease.
Professor Adrian Williams (confirmed) Consultant Neurologist
Prof Adrian Williams is Consultant Neurologist and Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He was appointed to the NHSE Chair of the Neurosciences CRG, the National Neurosciences Advisory Group and the West Midlands Senate. Prof Adrian Williams is also a GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) Advisor Neurology and Ambassador for London.