Enlightenment: The Age of Reason
Following the acclaimed 2019 NANZ meeting themed 'Renaissance Neurology', this year's convenors have also adopted aspects of another great period of European intellectual life - 'The Enlightenment', as inspiration for 2020. This epoch, roughly the 18th century, saw the movers and shakers using critical reasoning and dialectic, rather than dogma, as a tool for understanding the human condition. Encouraged by the advances in science and engineering, the 'philosophes' and the tweeters of the time - such as the Grubb Street pamphleteers, approached their era with an analytic and iconoclastic perspective.
63 years on from the inaugural NANZ meeting, we anticipate Enlightenment thinking to feature at the 2020 NANZ meeting in Tauranga on the themes of genetics and neuroimmunology - important frontiers for neurologists to take to the clinic.
We are delighted to have two outstanding keynote speakers committed to the meeting - Professor Mary Reilly from National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, UK, and Associate Professor Stephen Reddel from Concord Hospital/University of Sydney.
Professor Reilly, a cynosure of International neurology, has a longstanding interest in clinical management and research in neurogenetics of the peripheral nervous system and of related disorders such as CANVAS.
Associate Professor Reddel, a dynamic and no less entertaining speaker, will focus on pathophysiology of neuro-immunological diseases and the practical management of the immunosuppressed patient.
In addition, NZ contributors include Dr. Hugh Goodman, from Waikato Hospital, who will discuss amyloid neuropathies and autologous haematopoetic stem-cell transplant (AHSCT) in MS. As in prior years, there will be local speakers on a variety of topics that will be announced closer to the date.
NANZ 2020 will take place at the stunning waterfront harbourside location of Trinity Wharf Hotel, close to Tauranga city centre and Mount Maunganui beach. The annual dinner is planned for a beach front location with recreational opportunities if desired.
We look forward to welcoming you. The fireworks should be in the auditorium on November 5-6th.
The NANZ 2020 organising committee.
Monday 6 April 2020
Abstract Submission Close
Friday 7 August 2020
Friday 11 September 2020