SWNODN Events for Professionals

SWNODN Events for Clinicians and Allied Healthcare Professionals

South West Interest in Muscles (SWIM) Conference

The SW Neuromuscular ODN deliver a SWIM Conference twice a year.  The Conference is open to clinicians and allied healthcare professionals who have an interest in neuromuscular conditions.  It's a great opportunity to network with colleagues in other specialties and organisations in the South West.  The conference is usually themed around neuromuscular conditions or focusing on points in the patients care pathway across other related specialties.  


Details about the next SWIM Conference:

South West Interest in Muscles (SWIM) Conference - Thursday 20 June 2019

The next SWIM Conference will be held on Thursday 20 June 2019 at Taunton Racecourse.  The title of the conference is "Anterior Horn Cell diseases including MND and SMA".  Download a copy of the programme here PDF iconSWNODN SWIM Programme 20 Jun 19 (provisional).pdf

To register for a place at this conference, please click on this link:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-west-interest-in-muscles-swim-conference-20-june-2019-tickets-59754051978

If you would like to be notified of details of future SWIM conferences, please contact the SW Neuromuscular Office by email (swneuromuscularodn@nbt.nhs.uk) and request to be added to our mailing list.


Details about most recent SWIM Conferences:

Theme - Moaning Muscles and Miserable Mitochondria - The Metabolic Myopathies  PDF iconSWNODN SWIM Programme 29 Nov 18 (Final).pdf


  • South West Neuromuscular Operational Delivery Network - Update PDF iconSWNODN SWIMNov18 - Andria Merrison.pdf
    Dr Andria Merrison, Clinical Lead for SWNODN, Consultant Neurologist, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Mitochondrial Diseases  PDF iconSWNODN SWIMNov18 - Simon Heales.pdf
    Professor Simon Heales, UCL Professor of Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Lead, Neurometabolic Unit, National Hospital, Queen Square
  • Case Studies (presentations not available to public)  
    Dr Hazel Greene and Dr Robert Spaull, Paediatric Neurology Registrars ST7, Bristol Children's Hospital
  • McArdle Diseases and other glycogen storage disorders  PDF iconSWNODN SWIMNov18 - Ros Quinlivan.pdf
    Dr Ros Quinlivan, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Disease, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Role of the Physiotherapist in management of people with McArdle disease and related disorders  PDF iconSWNODN SWIMNov18 - Sherryl Chatfield.pdf
    Sherryl Chatfield, Highly Specialist Physiotherapist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London


  • A Practical Guide to the Diagnosis, Investigation and Management of Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders  PDF iconSWNODN SWIMNov18 - Helena Kemp.pdf
    Dr Helena Kemp, Biochemistry Consultant, North Bristol NHS Trust
  • Pompe Disease  PDF iconSWNODN SWIMNov18 - Nick Davies.pdf
    Dr Nick Davies, Consultant Neurologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Past SWIM Themes

Below is a list of some of the past SWIM Themes.  If you would like further information, please contact the SW Neuromuscular office on 0117 4141184 or e-mail swneuromuscularodn@nbt.nhs.uk.

  • 21 June 2018 - Myasthenia Gravis and related disorders
  • 23 November 2017 - Neuropathies
  • 8 June 2017 - Respiratory and Neuromuscular Disease
  • 1 December 2016 - The New Genetics: Transforming Research in Neuromuscular Disease
  • 19 May 2016 - Psychology related to Neuromuscular conditions / Transition from paediatric to adult neurology services
  • 19 November 2015 - Neuromuscular disorders and Scoliosis Surgery / Orthopaedic considerations in Neuromuscular conditions
  • 23 April 2015 - Neuromuscular disorders and their impact on child, family and society / Neuromuscular disorders and the heart
  • 20 November 2014 - Transition and Genetics
  • 8 May 2014 - Muscles and Mitochondria in Neuromuscular disorders / Metabolic conditions
  • 21 November 2013 - Bones in Neuromuscular disorders
  • 23 May 2013 - Respiratory issues in Neuromuscular disorders - paediatric and adults
  • 22 November 2012 - Palliative Care
  • 14 May 2012 - Neuromuscular disorders and the heart
  • 1 December 2012 - Myasthenic and Myotonic conditions
  • 5 May 2011 - Bone health and neuropathy
  • 18 March 2010 - Cardiac, Physiotherapy, Spinal Complications and Respiratory care
Other Events for Clinicians and Allied Healthcare Professionals

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