My vote of thanks to Professor Andrea Malaspina after his UCL inaugural lecture, which he delivered on the 27th of April 2021.

On behalf of UCL and all the online attendees, I extend a hearty vote of thanks to Andrea Malaspina for enlightening us about Pavia, his journey from Italy…

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse ……’

The 1st of December marks, at least in my head, the beginning of the festive season and about the time the big Hollywood studios start to launch their Christmas fare…

My accident, which has forced me to rest, has also given me time to reflect and think. I now realise that we are potentially at a crossroads that could allow us to reconfigure healthcare. The reasons for doing this are obvious. The current antiquated Victorian model of healthcare, which is…

Some commentators’ predictions were correct; when you are not well and are on the receiving end of the NHS as a patient you see things that you don’t necessarily see as an HCP and NHS employee. As a result of being ill with polytrauma and spending 14 days in the…

The torpor of morphine and gabapentin, which is keeping the gnawing hyaena and white lightning at bay, make just typing this piece a marathon in itself.

Last Saturday whilst running I was hit from the right by a largish motorcycle and sustained a mild head injury, a fractured pelvis, a…

Professor Claudio Bassetti
EAN President

Dear Professor Bassetti

Professor Andrew Lees — nomination for Moritz Romberg Lecture for Clinical Neurology

I would like to nominate Professor Andrew Lees, my mentor, to deliver the 2022 Moritz Romberg Lecture for Clinical Neurology. Andrew Lees is a truly remarkable neurologist and movement disorder…

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To my students

As you start your new University year I want you to reflect on how privileged you are to be a medical student in a top tier university, with dedicated and committed teachers, responsive support staff and access to NHS hospitals and patients. This is something you should…

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Some people don’t like the concept of preventive neurology. Why? They think it raises false expectations about what can realistically be achieved in a disease area without precedent. I strongly disagree.

When I was a medical student I met Stephanie a very brave and inspiring patient on the medical wards…

For most people the term “zoomed out” is to decrease the magnification of the image of a distant object by means of a zoom lens. For me, ZOOMED-OUT has taken on a different meaning. Since lockdown, I spend the majority of my day in a chair in front of a…

Gavin Giovannoni

Neurologist, researcher, avid reader, ms & preventive neurology thinker, blogger, runner, gardener, husband, father, dog-owner, cook and wine & food lover.

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