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The 13th Meeting of the British Neuropathological Society

The 13th Meeting of the British Neuropathological Society, 11-13 January 2012, London UK

Pathology Update 2012: Science in the City, Sydney

Pathology Update 2012: Science in the City 9-11 March 2012

Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney


Of interest to Neuropathologists:

Friday 9 March 2012   2.00pm - 5.00pm   Advanced Forensic Pathology Masterclass  Dr Colin Smith/A/Prof Neil Langlois

Saturday 10 March 2012   9.00am - 12.30pm  Trauma of the Head/Trauma of the Neck   Dr Colin Smith

Sunday 11 March 2012   11.00am - 12.30pm   Mitochondrial Diseases of the CNS/Leucodystrophies   Dr Brian Harding


Professor Brian Harding is Attending Physician, Division of Neuropathology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Univeristy of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He was appointed paediatric neuropathologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, running the diagnostic service for 25 years.  A series of papers in the 1980s established for the first time a coherent clinico-pathologic basis for Alpers' disease, before the genetic cause was defined and was followed by a morphologic study of the largest cohort of Leigh's disease yet examined.


Dr Colin Smith is a Reader in Pathology at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant in Neuropathology at NHS Lothian.  Colin trained in neuropathology at Glasgow under Professor David Graham and developed an interest in forensic neuropathology and a research interest in neurotrauma.


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Euro-CNS Basic Course in Neuropathology

Euro-CNS Basic Course in Neuropathology, 27-30 March 2012, Aachen, Germany

Cosa Neuro-Oncology Clinical Professional Day

Friday March 9th, 2012
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
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European Congress of Neuropathology 6-9 June 2012 in Edinburgh

The European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (Euro-CNS) and the British Neuropathological Society (BNS) invite you to attend the 10th Euro-CNS Congress in Edinburgh, one of the world’s most historic and enchanting cities.

The meeting will be held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), a first class purpose built conference centre situated in the heart of the city centre. Edinburgh’s cultural, historical and state of the art facilities plus excellent transport links makes it a fantastic city to visit either as a congress delegate or guest.

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Neuropathology Training Course "Leukoencephalopathies"

Neuropathology Training Course "Leukoencephalopathies", 4-6 June 2012, Edinburgh Scotland (pre-congress course).

10th European Congress of Neuropathology

10th European Congress of Neuropathology, 6-9 June 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

53rd Annual Meeting of JSNP (Japanese Society of Neuropathology)

June 28-30, 2012
Venue:  Toki Messe, Niigata, Japan

Annual Postgraduate Neuropathology Course

Dates:  12 -14 July 2012


This course is for trainees in pathology, neurology, neurosurgery and related disciplines and aims to provide an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of neuropathology.

The course which runs for three days (Thurs–Sat) is held in two parts on consecutive years. Topics covered are:

  • Even years: trauma, neurodegenerative diseases, tumours, muscle diseases.
  • Odd years: infections, demyelinative, vascular, metabolic and paediatric diseases.

For more information, please go to the following website:

8th Fens Forum of Neuroscience

8th Fens Forum of Neuroscience, 14-18 July 2012, Barcelona, Spain.