Living with superficial siderosis – the patient’s journey

Hosted by University College London Queen Square Institute of Neurology (Stroke Research Centre) and Ear Institute and NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre (Deafness and Hearing Problems)

18 February 2022
London, United Kingdom


Infratentorial superficial siderosis (iSS) is more commonly known as superficial siderosis of the central nervous system. It is a rare but sometimes disabling neurological condition that often affects hearing, balance and mobility. Other symptoms including memory and thinking problems are also reported but seem to be less common.

Because of its rarity, there is limited information about this condition for patients, their carers and families. Furthermore, clinicians and researchers have limited opportunities to meet and work with patients with iSS to better understand patients’ needs and experience of living with iSS. Such is important to decide on the optimal directions for further research.

At UCL, a dedicated team of clinical researchers are working with patients on several projects on iSS. We would like to share our experience from patient, clinician and researcher perspectives, by hosting a dedicated information-sharing virtual event which is timed to mark the Rare Disease Day and the World Hearing Day.

We hope that our event can be an additional and important source of information for patients newly diagnosed and living with iSS, their carers and families, clinicians and interested members of the public.
We would like to invite you to join us on the 18th February 2022 between 2 and 3pm (UTC/UK time).