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Welcome to the Keele Neuro Society (KNS) website! We aim to reach out towards students with a current interest in neuroscience, neurology and/ or neurosurgery, and to encourage new interest in these exciting subject areas. We host events with prominent medical clinicians and researchers who are in the top of their field, as well as providing revision resources to aid in the neuro aspect of the Keele Medical Curriculum. Sign up on the SU societies website and our Facebook page to keep updated on our latest events!

The KNS Committee

London Neuroscience Conference

Posted on behalf of LSneuroN…

“The London Students’ Neuroscience Network (LSNeuroN) is proud to present the largest-ever neuroscience conference by students, for students.

As a unique collaboration between 5 London university neuroscience societies (KCL NeuroSoc, UCL Neuroscience Society, QMBL Neuroscience Society, SGUL Clinical Neuroscience Society, and Imperial College Neuroscience Society), LSNeuroN2016 will showcase the very best neuroscience has to offer. A busy programme will contain plenary speakers, as well as smaller symposium and workshops, organised by each neuroscience society!

***KEYNOTE SPEAKERS***

Professor John Donoghue
‘Information Processing in Motor Cortex’

Sir Colin Blakemore
‘Perception: Deciphering the Human Experience’

Professor Maria Grazia Spillantini
‘Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Disease’

Professor John O’Keefe
‘The Journey to the Hippocampal Cognitive Map’

The multiple smaller symposium sessions will cover a range of fascinating topics, from neuropathology and neurosurgery, to neuroethics and computational neuroscience! More details will be provided very soon.

Poster presentation sessions will enable anyone from undergraduate to PhD, to present their latest work, with prizes on offer for the best posters, as selected by expert judges.

Tickets are available at http://lsneuron.com/tickets/

NANSIG Neurosurgery Careers Day

5th NANSIG/SBNS NEUROSURGICAL CAREERS DAY

The Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group (NANSIG) invites you to its fifth neurosurgery careers day on Saturday 16th January, at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. The day has been very well received in the past by students and junior doctors, providing a real insight into the neurosurgery application process and life of a neurosurgeon. The day will feature talks by renowned speakers including Professor Graham Teasdale, founder of the Glasgow Coma Scale, and there will be scope for experiencing the operative aspects of neurosurgery – with a fully fledged operating microscope being on site! We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, including sign up and up-to-date programme details, please see the links below:

NANSIG Facebook event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1657206291212399/

NANSIG Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nansiguk/

NANSIG website: http://www.nansig.org/

Eventbrite sign-up link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sbnsnansig-5th-neurosurgery-…

KNS’s Second Annual Research Symposium: Neuropsychology 101! – 12th November 2015

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Keele Neuro Society is proud to invite you to it’s second Annual Research Symposium, featuring several speakers at the pinnacle of their fields, and exposing you to a selection of the exciting neuro-related research happening at Keele University. The confirmed speakers and their topics are as follows:

‘Mind, Medications and Parkinson’s Disease‘ by Professor Nicky Edelstyn;

Getting by with a little help from my friends: ‘Social’ networks and hippocampal area CA2′ by Dr Douglas Caruana;

‘Football, football heading and head injury – how likely are you to suffer chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), early-onset dementia, or just impaired cognitive processing, as a consequence of football play’ by Dr Andrew Rutherford;

and

Aluminium and Alzheimer’s Disease: An Unpalatable Truth’ by Professor Christopher Exley.

Registration for the event starts at 5:00pm, with talks beginning promptly at 5:30pm; refreshments and drinks will be provided at the start of the event, to give you a little late afternoon boost.

In order to be provided with a certificate of attendance on the day, you’ll need to register at:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/myevent?eid=19176667930

for the event with a free ticket – please make sure to include your full name when you register for the ticket, so we can correctly put it down on your KNS certificate! 🙂

We look forward to seeing you there!

KNS Committee.

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NBNC 2015

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The University of Exeter will be hosting the first National Student’s Brains and Nerves research conference on 31st October 2015. 

 “Interested in the human nervous system? Find the human brain fascinating? Want to know about career options related to the nervous system and how to improve your CV to reach those goals?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions above, the National Brain & Nerves Conference 2015 will be a useful guide for you in shaping your career path, no matter where you are in your stage of training. You can listen to specialist speakers on a range of subjects (including, but not limited to neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, aphantasia, neuropsychiatry and myelination in the peripheral nervous system) and can pick their brains on how to make it in their field.

The conference also features various workshops such as ‘How to get published’ or ‘How to improve your CV’ in your chosen neurological field.

The event will take place on Saturday 31st October between 10:00 and 16:00 in The Research, Innovation, Learning and Development Centre (RILD) at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital Campus.

An early-bird price of £15 is available until the 10th October 2015 on http://brainnervesconference2015.bpt.me/

For further details, please contact brainnervesconference2015@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/brainnervesconference2015.

If you are travelling from afar please let them know as they are in the process of trying to organise a conference hotel discount!

Harvard Neurosurgery Conference 2015

Glasgow Neuro Soc will be hosting its annual conference on Saturday 3rd October at the Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow.

This year speakers are:

Professor Robert Martuza: Chief of Neurosurgery at Harvard in the United States, and voted one of the world’s top neurosurgeons for the past ten years;

Professor Alim Louis Benabid: the world renowned neurosurgeon from France who pioneered deep brain stimulation;

Miss Helen Fernandes: Director of Paediatric Neurosurgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge;

Mr George Samandouras: Co-Director of the Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square London, and the author of the best selling Oxford University Press “The Neurosurgeon’s Handbook”.

Wow! This years conference is open to all medical students, junior doctors, registrars and consultants from across the UK.

Please see the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GlasgowNeuroGroup) for further details.