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BPNA PET2 Course

January 22, 2018 - January 23, 2018


BPNA PET2 Course

Newcastle – 22-23 February 2018

Book your place at: https://www.bpna.org.uk/ecomm_product_view.php?courseid=265


This is a 2-day practical course for anyone who delivers secondary level care to children with epilepsy, including:

  • Consultant paediatricians and community paediatricians, especially those with particular expertise or responsibility for children with epilepsy
  • General practitioners who have, or are developing, an expertise in paediatric epilepsy
  • Consultant neurophysiologists
  • Epilepsy nurse specialists
  • General trainees in paediatrics, paediatric neurology and neurodisability, but only after undertaking a PET1 course

By the end of PET2, participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate the wide differential diagnosis in paroxysmal events in children and young people
  • improve diagnostic accuracy and gain insight into uncertainty
  • explore the differential diagnosis within epilepsies
  • introduce a structured approach to considering epileptic seizures and epilepsies
  • gain improved understanding of EEG reports
  • understand the association between epilepsy and learning difficulties, autism, and cerebral palsy
  • optimise initial treatment choices
  • consider the wide spectrum of epileptic seizures, electroclinical syndromes and non-epileptic events in infancy
  • review the clinical features and management of West Syndrome
  • understand blank episodes and epilepsies with absence seizures
  • improve knowledge of common ‘focal epilepsy syndromes’
  • know the criteria for involvement of a paediatric neurologist
  • understand the concept of an epileptic encephalopathy
  • establish aims and approach to ‘difficult epilepsies’


January 22, 2018
January 23, 2018
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Jury’s Inn Newcastle
Jury's Inn Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside, S Shore Rd
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE8 3AE
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