Next Meeting

118th Meeting of the British Neuropathological Society

1-3 March  2017

Royal College of Physicians, London

The next scientific meeting of the Society will be held on 1-3 March 2017. The meeting will be held at the Royal College of Physicians with its excellent conference facilities and central London location.  The Society Dinner will be held during the meeting.  Please see the invitation from the President, Prof Paul Ince.

Please see the RCP website for information on the venue.


Proceedings will commence on the afternoon of Wednesday 1st March with a Symposium entitled: “Small vessel disease” organised by Professor Colin Smith, Edinburgh University.

Please see this link for details of the 118th_BNS_symposium

Welcome and introduction –Professor Colin Smith, UK

Epidemiology and clinical aspects of small vessel disease– Professor David Werring, Professor of Clinical Neurology, UCL Institute of Neurology.

Animal Models of Small Vessel Disease– Dr Atticus Hainsworth, Senior Lecturer in Cerebrovascular Disease, St. George’s University of London.

Molecular Mechanisms of CAA– Professor Roxana Carare, Professor of Clinical Neuroanatomy, University of Southampton.

Post mortem biochemical assessment in relation to vascular contributions to dementia– Dr Scott Miners, Clinical Neurosciences Research Fellow, University of Bristol.

Notch3 mutations and vascular disease– Professor Anne Joutel, Director of Research INSERM Genetics of Vascular Diseases Unit

 Alfred Meyer Memorial Lecture. The neuropathology of vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment– Professor Harry Vinters, Chief of Neuropathology UCLA Medical Center
Abstract submission:The BNS uses an on-line abstract submission system.  Further information is available here (abstract-information-2016).

Abstract submission now closed.



A programme for the meeting is now available here.



Information for those intending to present a poster, with specifications for layout and sizes will be made available.


Alfred Meyer Memorial Lecture 2017:

The March 2017 meeting includes the Alfred Meyer Memorial Lecture entitled: “The neuropathology of vascular dementia and vascular cognitive impairment” will be delivered by Professor Harry Vinters, Chief of Neuropathology UCLA Medical Center, on Wednesday afternoon.

This will be followed by a drinks reception at the RCP.


Delegates will need to register on-line.  The early bird deadline for registration is 31st January 2017.

Symposium speakers need to register here.

Travel Bursary:

A limited number of Travel Bursaries are available.

Society Dinner:

The Society dinner will be held during the meeting.

Who should attend

The meeting will be of interest to Neuropathologists, Neurologists and Neuroscientists as it attracts a wide range of speakers from within the UK and abroad. Trainees in Neuropathology and Neurology are particularly encouraged to attend and it is expected that a training meeting will be arranged by Neuropathology trainees on the morning of Wednesday prior to the start of the main meeting.

Why you should attend

The symposium will brings together a number of internationally renowned scientists working in a field of interest in neuropathology At the remainder of the meeting a range of original work will be presented in oral and poster formats covering many aspects of neuropathology and related neuroscience fields. Members of the British Neuropathological Society should take the opportunity to attend the Business Meeting of the Society and also the Professional Affairs Meeting. The annual review of cases from the External Quality Assurance scheme organized by the Society will take place and those who take part in this scheme are encouraged to participate in this process.