Institute of Neuroscience

Annual Events

Recurring Events

NE Epilepsy Research Meeting

This meeting aims to unite all those working on Epilepsy in the region; both clinical and laboratory based.

This meeting will not take place in 2017 please check back for details of future meetings

To be added to the NEERNM mailing list please contact: Tel 0191 208 8320.

Previous meetings

This annual meeting began in 2009 with the aim of uniting basic science and clinical researchers in the North East of England who were working on Epilepsy. Enabling people from different research backgrounds to share ideas, current thinking and foster collaborations. In addition to oral and poster presentations, each meeting also includes an ‘Osselton Lecture’ named in honour of eminent neurologist John Osselton who spent his entire career at Newcastle University. His contribution to the development and refinement of EEG technology is acknowledged by the universal appreciation that many neurologists, neurophysiologists and technicians, past and present, hold for his edition of the Handbook of Clinical Neurophysiology.

The 8th NEERNM tool place on Friday 30th September 2016 at Beamish Hall Hotel in County Durham. You can view the NEERNM 2016 conference booklet (PDF:272KB). The poster prize was awarded to PhD student Anderson Brito da Silva. 

The 7th NEERNM took place on Friday 9th October 2015 at Beamish Hall Hotel. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the career of Margie Jackson who retired this year. The prize for the best poster went to Ryley Parrish. You can read the NEERNM 2015 conference booklet (PDF:520KB)

The 6th NEERNM took place on Friday 5th September 2014 at Beamish Hall Hotel. It was a great mix of around 80 clinicians and researchers which created some lively discussions. The prize for the best oral presentation from a trainee when to Felix Chan, and the poster prize was shared between Yujiang Wang and Peter Taylor. Find out more by reading the full NEERNM 2014 conference booklet(PDF:562B).

The 5th NEERNM took place on place on Friday 27th September 2013 at Beamish Hall Hotel. To find out more read the neerm-conference-report (PDF: 1007 KB), which was published in the journal ACNR.

Practical Cognition

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.

The 2018 course will take place on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 October at Newcastle University, please check back for details.

The course is organized by neurologists Tim Griffiths (Newcastle), and Chris Butler (Oxford). The course has previously been accredited for CME points with the Royal College of Physicians. The organisers will be applying again this year. 

Three Rivers Parkinson's Disease Meeting

The Three Rivers Conference aims to unite all those in the region that work on Parkinson's disease, whether clinical, research or both

Currently organised by Professor Richard Walker (Northumbria Healthcare NHS FT), Dr Naomi Warren and Professor Nicola Pavese (both Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS FT). This popular meeting has been running for a number of years, taking place at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, TS21 2EH. Just North of the A177/A689 Roundabout at Sedgefield, a few minutes from the A1(M) Junction 60 or the A19. Follow the A177 North for 200 meters from the roundabout towards Durham and the driveway is on your left. There is ample free parking at the hotel.

Please check back for details of the 2019 meeting

To be added to the mailing list please contact phone 0191 208 8320.

Journal Clubs

A number of special interest seminar series are run by Institute members. If you are interested in joining please contact the relevant person from the list below.

Auditory Neuroscience journal club: contact Daniyal Daud

Brain, Cognition and Language journal club: contact Chris Petkov

Centre for Behaviour & Evolution seminar series: contact Gillian Pepper  or Colline Poirier

DeMANDs - Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases journal club: contact Heather Dowey

Diversity and Equality in Academic Research journal club: contact Colline Poirier

Fun with R - an R statistical programming language club: contact Clare Andrews

Mental Time Travel journal club: contact Tom Smulders

Mitochondrial Research journal club: contact Helen Tuppen 

Parkinson's Disease seminar series: contact Amy Reeve 

Predator Prey journal club: contact Diana Umeton

Psychiatry Lab Lunch: contact Peter Gallagher 

Rehabilitation Science seminar series: contact Heather Hunter 

Sensori-Motor journal club: contact Annie Gott or Thomas Guiho

If you would like your journal club adding to this list or are having problems contacting a group please email