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The St George’s Hospital Acute Neurology Masterclass aims to provide an overview of the management of common and emergency neurological problems presenting to hospital. The acute neurology service at St. George’s Hospital is one of the first dedicated services set up in the country. Attendants of the course will be taught through interactive case-based lectures, each vignette offering practical solutions to acute neurological problems. Topics covered include acute headaches, stroke and stroke mimics, seizures, dizzy spells, funny turns, functional neurological disorders, MS and neuromuscular emergencies.

Course Description

Learners will develop a framework on how to diagnose and treat common acute neurological conditions and neurological emergencies, which includes:

  1. Approach to diagnosis and management of primary and secondary headache disorders presenting to the ED

  2. Diagnosis and management of stroke and how to distinguish stroke from stroke mimics

  3. Diagnostic approach to patients presenting with loss of awareness

  4. Management of neuromuscular emergencies

  5. Approach to diagnosis of the “dizzy” patient

  6. Recognition of functional neurological disorders

  7. How to diagnose and manage CNS infections


General physicians (CMT trainees, medical SpRs, medical consultants), emergency doctors, and neurology ST3s.


You will be provided a certificate of attendance and the course has been awarded CPD  by the Royal College of Physicians.

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Programme for 2022

0855-0900 Introduction (Dr Pablo Garcia Reitboeck, St. George’s Hospital)

0900-0945 Seizures in the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit (Dr Elizabeth Galizia, St. George’s Hospital)

0945-1030 Acute Neuro-Opthalmology (Dr Arani Nitkunan, Croydon University Hospital)

1030-1045 Break

1045-1130 Functional Neurological Disorders (Prof Mark Edwards, St. George’s Hospital)

1130-1215 Stroke! (Dr Anthony Pereira, St. George’s Hospital)

1215-1300 Headaches in the Emergency Department (Dr Bhavini Patel, St. George’s Hospital)

1300-1400 Lunch break

1400-1445 Acute Limb Weakness (Dr Pablo Garcia Reitboeck, St. George’s Hospital

1445-1530 Dizziness (Dr Hena Ahmad, St. George’s Hospital)

1530-1545 Break

1545-1630 Acute Confusion (Dr Kuven Moodley, St. George’s Hospital)

1630-1700 Quiz (Dr Kuven Moodley and Dr Pablo Garcia Reitboeck, St. George’s Hospital)



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