The VIIIth Practical Cognition Course

The highly successful Practical Cognition Course will take place for the eighth year running on Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd October 2015 at the Research Beehive, Newcastle upon Tyne. This course is for consultants and trainees in neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology and rehabilitation medicine who want to develop their practical expertise in cognitive assessment and relate this to clinically relevant neuroscience. There will be a practical introductory session to cognitive assessment followed by four sessions of case presentations discussing the assessment, diagnosis and management of common cognitive syndromes. The course begins and ends with the patient. Case presentations will feature video material illustrating disorders that clinicians may encounter in daily practice. Each session will also include a talk from an invited expert, who will provide a framework for understanding the clinically relevant neuroscience. This framework for understanding the clinically relevant neuroscience. This year’s course will cover: language impairment, disorders of consciousness, frontal lobe disorders and hallucinations. Guest speakers include Jason Warren (UCL), David Menon (Cambridge), Chris Kipps (Southampton) and Peter Woodruff (Sheffield). The course is organised by neurologists Tim Griffiths (Newcastle) and Chris Butler (Oxford), sponsored by the Guarantors of Brain, and accredited for CME points with the Royal College of Physicians. Please contact Ann Fitchett (0191 208 8320) or visit the website for more details. Early bird registration is before 4th Sept: £250 (includes course dinner). Standard registration £300.

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