The Holmes to House conference will explore historic and recent developments in neurology and examine frontiers in neurogenetics, imaging and neuroimmunology.
Taking place on the birthday of William Gowers (1845–1915), who many consider to be the founder of modern neurology, the conference will examine concepts of clinical reasoning in Gowers' work and that of his friend, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in the Sherlock Holmes series.
The conference will also look at the era of big data in genetics, immunology and imaging, and how these are being used in patient care with both potential benefits and risks.
This is a great opportunity to both reflect back and look forward to pioneering physicians and to hear and discuss the findings of world-class speakers on clinical reasoning, imaging, genetics and overdiagnosis.
The event is co-badged with the Association of British Neurologists (ABN).
Dr David Nicholl is clinical lead for neurology at City Hospital Birmingham and an RCP tutor at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He is the honorary secretary of the ABN and on the Board of Trustees and Council at the RCP.
Dr Nicholl is passionate about clinical reasoning, medical education and clinical neurology. You can find out more about his research by following @TOSStudyGroup on Twitter.
This conference will be of interest to a very broad range of physicians and not just neurologists as we look forward to the next 500 years of the specialty.
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Please find below the presentations from the day. Please note, if there is a presentation missing, RCP does not have the permissions to share the content.