Join Us in Edinburgh

The 3rd International Conference on Functional (Psychogenic) Neurological Disorders will take place on September 6-8, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

This three-day conference will cover all functional disorders in neurology, including:

  • Functional movement disorders, non-epileptic seizures, functional speech/visual/cognitive/dizziness

  • Aetiology and mechanism including neurophysiology/fMRI

  • Treatment, ethics and controversies

  • Multidisciplinary faculty and attendees


Dear Colleagues,

The organizing committee of the 3rd International Conference on Functional (Psychogenic) Neurological Disorders warmly invites you to join us for a unique meeting in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland, September 6-8, 2017.

Functional disorders are the second commonest reason for a referral to a neurologist.  There have been two previous meetings focusing on functional movement disorders (2004 and 2009) and some stand-alone meetings on non-epileptic seizures; however, this is the first time that a meeting has covered all functional neurological disorders, adding sessions on symptoms such as dizziness, speech, and cognitive symptoms.

This multi-disciplinary conference brings together leading international experts from a range of backgrounds including: neurology, physiology, psychiatry, psychology, and ethics, many of whom co-authored the recent text "Functional Neurologic Disorders" (ed Hallett, Stone, Carson) to discuss clinical presentations (Day 1), mechanism and aetiology (Day 2) and treatment (Day 3).

The emphasis is on inter-disciplinary interaction and understanding and considerable time has been included in the program for discussion. The conference is suitable for anyone wanting to improve his or her clinical skills in this area as well as those with a research interest in this fascinating and evolving topic.

We look forward to seeing you in Edinburgh at the historic Assembly Rooms and Royal College of Physicians.

With Kind Regards,

Alan J. Carson, Mark Hallett and Jon Stone
Co-Chairs, Scientific Program Committee



Alan J. Carson



Mark Hallett




On behalf of the Conference Scientific Program Committee

Alan J. Carson, MB ChB, MPhil, MD, FRCPsych, FRCP
Anthony David, FRCP, FRCPsych, MD
Marina AJ De Koning-Tijssen, MD, PhD
Mark J. Edwards, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, PhD
Marjorie Garvey
Mark Hallett, MD
W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., MD, MPH
Anthony E. Lang, MD, FRCPC
Codrin Lungu

Timothy R. Nicholson
Markus Reuber
Karen S. Rommelfanger, PhD
Jon Stone, FRCP, PhD

Provisional Program

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Important Dates

June 30, 2017
Early Registration Deadline

August 18, 2017
Advance Registration Deadline

September 6-8, 2017
3rd International Conference on Functional (Psychogenic) Neurological Disorders

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