44TH BRITISH PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY ASSOCIATION (BPNA) CONFERENCE
King’ College LondonLONDON, UK Visit the Venue to read more
It is an immense pleasure to invite you to the 44th British Paediatric Neurology Association Annual Conference, 3-5 January 2018 in the heart of London, at the Franklin-Wilkins Building, King’ s College London, Waterloo, situated on the Southbank of the river Thames, opposite Somerset House, just behind the Royal Festival Hall and only a few minutes walk away from Waterloo, Blackfriars and Charing Cross stations respectively.
The 2018 BPNA Annual conference will have nine keynote lectures, a Mackeith Prize Lecture, and two Presidential Guest lectures by Dr Laura Cif from Montpellier, France and Professor Laura Silveira-Moriyama from Campinas and Sao Paulo Universities, Brazil. Our invited MacKeith Guest Lecture for 2018 will be Professor Michael Johnstone from John’s Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore USA on the topic of: ‘Developmental Neurobiology, Connectomics and Big Data.’
Call for abstracts
Please submit your abstract online. The closing date is Monday 11 September 2017.
Clinical Practice Sessions and Workshops
The 2018 Annual Conference aims to bring together practitioners in paediatric Neurology, Neurodisability, Neuropsychiatry and Neuropsychology in a series of 4 parallel workshops each morning focussing on ‘Hot Topics and Controversises’ in Acute Neurology; Psychology and Psychiatry; Neurodsability; Interventional Neurology. Delegates can choose from a choice of three workshops each day of the conference to further their clinical understanding with current clinical practice in a wide range of topics delivered by 2-3 experts and chaired by a Senior Neurologist and co-chaired a Neurologist in Training.
The Scientific Programme
New scientific information will be presented in 16 plenary oral presentations spanning the whole conference and 27 parallel oral presentations each day as well as time-tabled electronic posters.
NB: The BPNA Clinical Research Networks (formerly Special Interest Groups) will meet on the morning of Wednesday 3 January.
The BPNA Annual Conference goes electronic!
A novel approach to the 2018 Annual Conference will be the Conference App, which we hope will be a helpful companion before, during and after the conference. Accepted abstracts, will as usual be published as a supplement of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology and be accessible with the conference app which will help the BPNA to be environmentally friendly too!
Reception and Annual Conference Dinner
Our Welcome Reception will be in the Great Hall of King’s College London at the Strand Campus, just a few minutes walk across Waterloo Bridge on the evening of Wednesday 3 January. The conference dinner will be held in the magnificent Middle Temple on Thursday 4 January, also just a few minutes walk across Waterloo Bridge.
Submit your abstracts and register for this stimulating and engaging child neurology conference!
Looking forward to seeing you in London.
On behalf of the Scientific Committee and Local Organising Committee
Updated 10 July 2017
Log in using the username and password you used to submit your abstract, book other BPNA courses and to access the BPNA membership area. If you have any problems, please speak to Leanne Broadley or Francesca Cassidy on +44 (0)1204 526002. Please don\'t re-register if you know you exist in the system but can\'t remember your details!
WHEN TO BOOK
To take advantage of the early bird rates below, please book by 30 November 2017. The standard rates apply for bookings after this date. If you are NOT already a member but wish to join, you need to apply for membership before 30 November 2017 to benefit from reduced conference fees for members.
Presenters, you will hear whether your abstract has been selected by the end of October. As soon as you hear, you should book your place at the conference. All presenters are required to register for the conference.
Full conference registration includes:
Registration for the all sessions 3-5 January 2018
Lunch and refreshments on all three days
One ticket to the evening reception on Wednesday 3 January 2018 at the Great Hall, Kings College London
One ticket for dinner at Middle Temple Hall on Thursday 4 January 2018
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
A complimentary booking service is provided by our acommodation agent, Hotel Res. They have secured a number of competitively priced bedrooms at hotels near to the conference venue, but these are subject to availability.
Please note that you will be required to pay for your accommodation at the time of the booking with a debit or credit card which will be charged. If you cancel before the deadline, the hotel will charge for all nights booked, so no refund will be issued unless your bedroom can be re-sold. If you wish to cancel your booking or make any amendments, please contact Hotel Res directly.
If you have problems logging in or would prefer to contact Hotel Res directly to make a booking, please call them on +44 (0)845 0200 350 (09.00 - 17.30 GMT).
Please quote BPNA 2018 when you contact Hotel Res.
We invite you to submit your abstract for the BPNA 2018 conference. The closing date is Monday 11 September 2017.
Please email Katie Wilkinson if you have any queries or questions.
Abstract guidelines and instructions
Submit an abstract
Abstract submission is online. Abstracts wil be scored by the BPNA research committee and you will be advised by email if your abstract has been selected (or not) by the end of October 2017. This enables you take advantage of the early bird booking rate, which closes on 30 November 2017. All presenters must register for the conference.
Abstracts selected for presentation (oral and posters) are published in the journal Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. The abstracts will be available to read online and through the BPNA2018 app at the conference.
Abstract submission deadline 2017-09-11
Secretariat , BPNA
Secretariat , BPNA