17th April 2021, online supported by VIN

6th British Veterinary Neurology Society (BVNS) Symposium
"NeuroMetabolic Disorders"

09:15 Welcome

09:30-10:15 Sameer Zuberi: “Channelopathies in Humans”
Professor Sameer Zuberi is Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at the Royal Hospital for Children and Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow. 
10:15-11:00 Dennis O’Brien: "Channelopathies: From Membrane Potential to Disease?"
Professor O’Brien is the Chancellor’s Chair in Comparative Neurology in the Department of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery at the University of Missouri.

Break: 11:00-11:30

11:30-12:15 Sameer Zuberi 2: "Movement Disorders in Humans."
12:15 -13:00: Dennis O'Brien 2: “Inborn Errors of Metabolism: Roadblocks along the route.”

Lunch: 13:00-14:00pm

14:00-14:45: Mark Lowrie: “Movement Disorders: Making movements happen”
Dr Lowrie is Head of the Neurology Service and Clinical Director at Dovecote Veterinary Hospital.
14:45-15:30: An Vanhaesebrouk: “Approach to Dogs and Cats with Myasthenia and Comparison with Myasthenia in Humans” University of Cambridge

Break: 15:30-16:00

Clinical Research Abstracts: 16:00-17:00 (4 speakers 10-minute talks with 5 mins for questions- we will ensure that all abstract submissions agree to their presentations being made available longer term)

17:00 Closing remarks and AGM


  • Becoming a member of the BVNS: £0
  • Renewal of your membership 2021: £0
  • Registration symposium for members: £30
  • Registration for non-members: £30
  • Late registration fee AFTER 1st April: £80
  • For registration contact our Treasurer:
    Annette Wessmann: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment must be received by 14 April


Registration is now closed


Abstract Submission

Abstract Format

Submission guidelines for all abstracts:

Papers, reports or articles containing the work submitted in the abstract must NOT have been submitted or accepted for publication prior to submission of the abstract. Abstracts must NOT have been presented elsewhere prior to presentation at BVNS meeting.

  • Submit the abstract as an MS Word file (.doc or .docx)
  • Indicate whether ethical permission was obtained for the study
  • Font: Times New Roman, size 12
  • Paragraphs: 1.5 spacing and fully justified
  • Indent each paragraph three spaces
  • The abstract should be a maximum of 500 words
  • The first line should contain the title in capitals; the second line all author(s); the third the institution(s) the author(s) are affiliated
  • Organize the body of the abstract as follows:
    • A statement of the purpose of the study
    • A statement of the methods used
    • A summary of the results presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions
    • A statement of the conclusions reached
    • Do not use subheadings (e.g. methods, results)

Please e-mail submissions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for abstract submission is the 28th February 2021. Authors of accepted abstracts will be required to submit their abstract for the Conference proceedings and to pre-record their presentation by 29th March 2021. This recorded presentation will remain available for viewing on VIN indefinitely following the symposium. Authors of accepted abstracts will receive free entrance to the Symposium.

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