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Neurological consequences of COVID-19

20 October 2020

On 20 October 2020 Drs Harriet Ball, Liz Coulthard, Tom Minton and Claire Rice presented a webinar, hosted by Bristol Neuroscience, on the Neurological consequences of COVID-19.

Based at Southmead Hospital, the speakers outlined how neurologists in Bristol have been research-active during the COVID-19 pandemic including our contribution to national and international surveillance programmes as well as initiating research studies such as an evaluation of the impact of COVID anxiety on sleep and neurodegeneration and determining whether vascular changes in the eye predict COVID-19 severity.

The speakers outlined how neurologists in Bristol have been research-active during the COVID-19 pandemic including our contribution to national and international surveillance programmes as well as initiating research studies such as an evaluation of the impact of COVID anxiety on sleep and neurodegeneration and determining whether vascular changes in the eye predict COVID-19 severity.

Harriet Ball is a neurology registrar and clinical lecturer in dementia neurology, using epidemiological approaches to better differentiate early presentations of cognitive disorders.

Liz Coulthard leads the ReMemBr group (Research into Memory, Brain sciences and dementia) comprising neurologists, psychologists and researchers. Her main research interest is the effect of neurological disease on cognitive functions, such as decision-making and memory, and the potential for cognitive enhancement in patients as well as early diagnosis and clinical trials in dementia. 

Tom Minton is a Neurology registrar currently out of programme studying for a clinical PhD exploring novel oxidative stress biomarkers in multiple sclerosis.

Claire is a Consultant Senior Lecturer in MS Neurology interested in the role of bone marrow in driving immune dysregulation in multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases as well as the development of cell-based therapy for neurological conditions.

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