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BPNA PET3 Course

February 22, 2018 - February 23, 2018


BPNA PET3 Course

Newcastle – 22-23 February 2018

Book your place at: https://www.bpna.org.uk/ecomm_product_view.php?courseid=266


PET2 & 3 have been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies. 

It is suitable for those involved in delivering secondary level care to children with epilepsy, particularly those with a lead role in childhood epilepsy.

By the end of PET3, participants will be able to:

  • To understand reflex seizures and photosensitivity
  • To consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding episodes with headache and/or visual symptoms
  • To consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding nocturnal episodes
  • To consider presentations and differentials of episodes presenting as altered behaviour
  • To appreciate the variety and limitations of the available evidence for making an informed choice of anticonvulsant
  • To consider evidence base and treatment options applied to ‘real life’ scenarios
  • To explore different therapies which help children with ‘drug resistant epilepsy’
  • To improve our knowledge of regulation, risks and reasonable precaution
  • To discuss case studies in which epilepsy presents later in childhood and adolescence
  • To consider the risk of death and AEDs in pregnancy
  • To reflect on a range of strategies regarding risk communication
  • To discuss the importance of recognising common associated conditions in children with epilepsies
  • To consider effective communication strategies with young people and their families about their epilepsy and related issues
  • To explore the role of the clinician and specialist nurse in promoting independence of the young person
  • To be able to discuss risks and benefits of AED withdrawal


February 22, 2018
February 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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