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Neuropsychology and Covid-19 Webinar Series - Session 1: Covid-19 and the brain

28 July 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Neuropsychology and Covid-19 Webinar Series: 

Covid-19 and the brain

The Division of Neuropsychology is delighted to announce that we have gathered a series of international experts from the fields of Neuropsychology and Neurology to share exciting developments in the understanding and treatment of Covid-19.

The webinars will explore a range of topics drawing on work from both research and clinical settings.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn about this rapidly developing area.

For this event please join us to hear Dr Benedict D. Michael present the latest available data and answer your questions.

Please note, this webinar was originally to take place on 30 June but has been postponed to 28 July. If you had already booked for the original webinar your registration will carry over to the new date automatically. If you cannot make the new date, please remember that the webinar is being recorded and will be sent to you post event.

For more information on the other webinars in this series and to register, follow the links below:

7 July - Session 2: The Neuropsychological Consequences of COVID-19
14 July - Session 3: Assessment of neuro-cognitive functions after Covid-19 in adults. Harmonization recommendations from international NeuroCovid Neuropsychology Taskforce
21 July - Session 4: Post Covid-19 Neuropsychological interventions

Please note these individual sessions are being recorded and those registered for each session will receivce the relevant recording link once edited.


Dr Benedict D. Michael MBChB, MRCP, PhD
Senior Clinician Scientist Fellow (MRC/NIHR), Clinical Infection, Microbiology, and Immunology. 
Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Science, UoL, NIHR HPRU for Emerging and Zoonotic Infection.
Honorary Consultant Neurologist, The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Benedict D Michael is a Senior Clinician Scientist Fellow at The NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Emerging and Zoonotic Infection and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre.

He completed Post-Doctoral Training at the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Disease, Massachusettes General Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he was developed an intravital microscopy model of viral encephalitis to image leucocyte migration into the brain in real-time.

He has received The Liversage Award for Neurology and The British Medical Association Vera Down Award for Neuroscience, and for his neurological education work in Africa, he is Honorary Faculty for the Royal College of Physicians and his team were The 2020 Finalists for the Royal College Awards for Excellence in Education.

He is Vice Chair of the Encephalitis Society's Scientific Advisory Panel and a Scientific Advisor to the Meningitis Research Foundation. He has worked as a Royal College of Physicians Faculty Tutor in West Africa and with the NIHR to promote Patient and Public Engagement in research.

He is currently co-Chairing the 
World Health Organisation (WHO) - commissioned COVID-19 Neuro-Research Coalition Task Force on Acute Clinical Care for Neurological complications of COVID-19 and also sits on the WHO Global Forum on Neurology and COVID-19 .

He is currently leading the National Surveillance Programme for Neurological Complications of COVID-19, CoroNerve, for the University as part of the Study Management Group (with the universities of Newcastle, Southampton, and UCL), in collaboration with the Association of British NeurologistsBritish Paediatric Neurology AssociationBritish Association of Stroke PhysiciansRoyal College of PsychiatryThe NeuroAnaesthesia and Critical Care Society, and other key stakeholders:

He is also co-leading the COVID-Clinical Neuroscience Study COVID-CNS to elucidate disease mechanisms in neurological complications of SARS-CoV2.


Registration is available online only.

In order to register for the event, you will need to sign in using your log in details. If you are not a returning customer, you will need to create a free account.

Joining instructions will be sent the day prior to the event, these will be sent to your BPS registered email address.

DON Members £10.00
BPS Members £25.00
Non-Members £40.00


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