Welcome

The British Paediatric Neurology Association is the professional organisation for doctors who specialise in the care of children with neurological disorders.

The BPNA is a charity (1159115) aiming to promote the health and well-being of children with neurological disorders through:

  • Training and education of professionals working in the field of neurosciences.
  • Research into neurological disorders affecting children & young people.
  • Improvement of knowledge of professionals, the public and patients and their families through      scientific meetings.
  • Providing support to members to facilitate the delivery of the above objectives.
 
Training & Education for Professionals working in Paediatric Neurosciences
 
The BPNA delivers:
 
  • Short courses in: epilepsy, movement disorders, headache and neonatal neurology.
  • Paediatric Neurology Distance Learning: this covers all aspects of paediatric neurology comprehensively and systematically.
  • 3-day Annual Scientific Meeting: January each year.

All our courses and conferences are open to non-members.
 

Click on 'Courses & Conferences' above.

 

News

LEJOG in Seven Days Challenge!

On the 18th June, a team of 7 riders will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in just 7 days. That’s a whopping 890 miles and 44,759ft of climbing in just 1 week!

To put the scale of the challenge into context you can see the break down of each day below.

Day 1 Land’s End to Tiverton 127.3 miles 8,952ft ascent
Day 2 Tiverton to Hereford 134.7 miles 5,348ft ascent
Day 3 Hereford to Preston 133.4 miles 4,978ft ascent
Day 4 Preston to Moffat 132.2 miles 6,102ft ascent
Day 5 Moffat to Glencoe 141.0 miles 7,639ft ascent
Day 6 Glencoe to Lairg 126.2 miles 6,849ft ascent
Day 7 Lairg to John O’Groats 94.4 miles 4,891ft ascent

That’s an average of 126 miles and a massive 6390ft of climbing per day - the average mileage for the 2016 Tour de France is only 103 miles per day!

Our challenge is in aid of Child Brain Research (CBR) which provides support to the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA).
CBR’s mission is to promote research leading to improved lives for children affected by neurological disorders and their families.
The BPNA is aiming to promote the health and well-being of children with neurological disorders through:

• Training and education of professionals working in the field.
• Research into neurological disorders affecting children & young people.

To find out more about either of the charities you can use the links below.
http://childbrainresearch.org.uk/ or http://www.bpna.org.uk/

If you would like to support the team you can sponsor any of the riders on their team page here:
https://www.justgiving.com/teams/lejogbuddies

NATIONAL EPILEPSY WEEK

National Epilepsy Week is about people seizing control of their epilepsy, demanding better care and access to relevant treatments. Also asking health professionals about any barriers they face when trying to optimise treatment for patients. The Seize Control campaign launched last autumn, with the aim to help people whose seizures are poorly controlled. Of the 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK, around 288,000 are still experiencing seizures

CANNON HILL PARK SPONSOR WALK – SATURDAY 21st MAY 2016

We are delighted to inform you about Step Up and Stand Together as ONE for Epilepsy in Birmingham Sponsored Walk taking place on:

Saturday 21st May 2016 at Cannon Hill Park, Russell Road, Birmingham, B13 8RD, from 11.00am-5.00pm.

We want our service users, friends, families, colleagues, local businesses and the community to come together to walk and enjoy a fun-filled family day of healthy exercise, light entertainment, followed by a picnic in the park.

Our goal is to have more than 250 participants lace up their training shoes and take part in a leisurely walk around Cannon Hill Park Birmingham, on Saturday 21st

May 2016 and help us raise at least £5,000 towards our work in promoting and providing high quality support for those experiencing mental distress in the Birmingham area. 

At the park we will have a bouncy castle, various stalls and food stalls. We are fortunate to have two performances from Steps 8 under 11’s and over in an array of dance styles, which include Hip-Hop, Street dance, Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap and are UDO West Midlands Champions 2013 -2014 and BDO Champions 2015.

We have a Dhol Bhangra group who is a team of young vibrant Dhol drummers and Bhangra dancers. Their Punjabi costumes are authentic bright and colourful, who take pride in their ethnic music and culture, which they want to share with the rest of the world

Step Up and Stand Together as ONE in Birmingham for Epilepsy

 
Saturday 21st May Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

THE EVENT: The very first Epilepsy 5k Run, Walk or Jog to raise funds to help and support us in this event for people who suffer from neurological condition who have seizures which starts from the brain.

Encourage your family & friends to join you as you run, jog or walk the 5k route through Cannon Hill Park. Places are limited so sign up today!

START:  11am at the Band Stand area in Cannon Hill Park – Russell Road entrance. 

COURSE: A 5k route looping once through Cannon Hill Park including sections on paved pathways, grassland and woodland paths.

ENTRY:  £10 per person in advance; £12 on the day – if places still available.

Note children under 16 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

PARKING: There is parking available at Mac Centre, Nature Centre and Russell Road. Please park considerately and safely, and car share where possible.

CONTACT US:  Register On-Line by visiting Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Support-Epilepsy-Awareness-878716968920399

If you have any questions about this event, please get in touch by emailing:

kparkar13@hotmail.com or calling 07772 450 676. 

 

Paediatric Vascular Interest Group Meeting 
Tuesday 24 May 2016 9.30am-4pm
Leeds General Infirmary, Radiology Academy Lecture Theatre 1
Please contact Karen Pysden as soon as possible if you would like to attend this meeting and if you are bringing any cases.
karen.pysden@nhs.net
 

BPEG Meeting
10 June 2016 at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The next BPEG meeting will take place from 10am-4pm at GOSH. Isobel Heyman, Consultant Adolescent and Child Psychiatrist, will be the guest speaker and we will have an opportunity to discuss joint working between paediatric neurology and CAMHS to further the understanding and management of children with epilepsy and mental health disorders. For further details about this meeting or if you want to join the BPEG circulation list please contact Ailsa Mclellan (ailsa.mclellan@luht.scot.nhs.uk) or Archana Desurkar (a.desurkar@btopenworld.com).