BSNR York'16 Conference


The programme is being finalised and both RCR and EACME CPD accreditation will be applied for.

The diverse programme will incorporate the inaugural Brian Kendall Memorial lecture in Interventional Neuroradiology, to be delivered by Prof David Fiorella, New York. To Interventionists, David barely needs an introduction. He has been at the forefront of medical innovation over the last decade and has a particular interest in simulation training.

The James Bull lecture

Prof Martin Bland

The James Bull lecture will be given by Prof Martin Bland. Prof Bland is a medical statistician of International repute. He has written many textbooks on the subject and unlocked the mysteries and complexities of medical statistics for medical students and doctors for over 30 years: His textbook “An Introduction to Medical Statistics” being a vital component of undergraduate training. His seminal paper, published with his colleague Doug Altman in the Lancet in 1986 highlighting the difference between correlation and agreement of medical tests remains the most cited paper in the Journal’s long history: 25,000 and counting; and amongst the top 100 medical papers ever published.

Prof Bland is currently ‘retired’ but remains Emeritus Professor of Health Statistics at York University, actively teaching and publishing.



We have a strong neuro-oncological focus at the meeting. Professors Adam Waldman and Susan Short are both highly respected clinicians and researchers in this field. Together, they will provide imaging and clinical insight into current understanding of adult Brain tumours.

Dr Darren Hargrave has many years’ experience of research into the genetics of paediatric  tumours and will provide a fascinating insight into current understanding of tumour biology and future options for treatment.

There will also be free paper sessions, a poster section and, back by popular demand: a quiz.

As is customary, the Annual Business Meeting of the BSNR will conclude the academic meeting on Saturday afternoon. All attendees are encouraged to attend to ensure adequate representation of its members. Adequate time will be allowed between the meeting conclusion and the Conference dinner for leisurely preparation.