BPNA Annual Conference
Distance Learning in Paediatric Neurology
PET 123 Paediatric Epilepsy Training
Childrens Headache Training
Child Brain Research

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Expert to Expert: Epilepsy, Bristol, UK, 9-10 November 2017

Course Duration: 2-days
Cost: GBP:385.00
Reduced Cost: GBP:360.00 (BPNA Members)

Total Course Places: 44 (0 standard places currently available; 0 reduced rate places available)
CPD Points: 12. You will be able to download a pdf of your CPD certificate following attendance at the course
Pre course reading will be available to download after completing your booking


Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
College Green

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Website: http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/brsry-bristol-marriott-royal-hotel/

Telephone: 0117 925 5100

Car parking: There are a limited number of free car parking spaces at the hotel allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please call contact BPNA to reserve a space. You must proivide us with your name & car registration number to prevent charges. The car par

Public transport: Bristol Temple Meads is the nearest station, approximately 10 mins away by taxi. Bristol airport is approximately 20 mins away. Most European cities have direct flights here. Alternatively, London Heathrow airport is approximately 1hr 50 mins away.


Accommodation is available at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel on a B&B single occupancy basis.

B&B per night: GBP:116.00

Accommodation is available for the night before the course (08-Nov-2017). Please note registration is from 9.00am. Accommodation is also avaliable for 09-Nov-2017.

Accommodation address:
Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
College Green

Telephone: 0117 925 5100

Website: http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/brsry-bristol-marriott-royal-hotel/


The faculty would be pleased if you could join them for the course dinner at the hotel on Thursday 9 November 2017. The cost of dinner includes a 3 course meal with wine or soft drinks and tea or coffee.

Course dinner cost: GBP:35.00


International Expert to Expert has been designed primarily for paediatric neurologists and others who are seeing children with epilepsy at a tertiary level. This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to listen to international expert lectures and then discuss topics and approaches with your peers in small workshops. This course is for all paediatric neurologists, both those for whom epilepsy is not necessarily their area of sub-speciality expertise and for epilepsy specialists.

This meeting brings the expertise of large international meetings to a small friendly forum.  It is especially designed to provide the opportunity to share expertise with your peers in a relaxed productive environment.  The programme also provides time for networking and informal dicussions with colleagues. 

The programme will include lectures from eminent international and UK faculty.  




Thursday 9
November 2017
10.00-11.00 Registration with tea, coffee and pastries  
11.00-11.10 Chair: Dr Andrea Whitney
11.10-11.55 Lecture: Neonatal Epilepsies: neonatal seizure semiology and genetic epilepsies Dr Ronit Pressler, London
11.55-12.40 Lecture: Infective aetiologies of the epilepsies: An international perspective Professor Jo Wilmshurst, Cape Town
12.45-14.00 Lunch  
14.00-14.05 Chair: Professor Helen Cross
  Gather for workshops  
14.05-15.35 Workshops: The aetiology of the epilepsies directing management:
Attend all workshops
(45 mins each)
  • Precision therapy of genetic epilepsies
  • Immune epilepsies
15.35-16.10 Tea and coffee break  
16.10-16.55 Lecture: DBS and TMS in the management of medically refractory epilepsy Dr Antonio Valentin, King's College, London
16.55-17.00 Questions and close for the day  
19.30 Course dinner in the hotel restaurant (for those who have booked)  
Friday 10 November 2017
08.30-09.00 Tea, coffee and pastries  
09.00-09.45 Chair: Dr Robert Robinson
  Lecture: Medically refractory genetic generalised epilepsies and their management Professor Michael Koutroumanidis, London
09.45-10.30 Debate: 'When should epilepsy surgery be offered in the management of Rasmussen encephalitis: early or late surgery?'
Professor Helen Cross, London
& Mr Richard Walsh, Neurosurgeon, Birmingham
10.30-11.00 Tea and coffee break  
11.00-12.45 Workshops: Epilepsy syndromes and therapies:
Attend all workshops
(35 mins each)
  •  Gelastic epilepsies and hypothalamic hamortomas
  •  Infantile spasms: 'where are we now?'
  •  Non-drug therapies
12.45-13.45 Lunch  
13.45-15.45 Chair: Dr Anna Maw
  Hot Topics: new advances, controversies and updates All faculty, 5 minute presentations
15.45-15.50 Closing questions   
15.50 Tea and coffee before departure  



This course provides continuing professional development points for Consultant Paediatric Neurologists and is therefore appropriate for:

  • Consultant Paediatric Neurologists
  • Paediatric Neurology Trainees in their final year of training
  • Consultants responsible for tertiary level care of children with epilepsy

General paediatricians, please see www.bpna.org.uk/pet for information on the PET1, 2 & 3 courses, which may be more appropriate and also the distance learning course which is recommended for Consultant Paediatricians and trainees: www.bpna.org.uk/distancelearning



Expert to Expert: Epilepsy
Expert to Expert: Epilepsy, Bristol, UK, 9-10 November 2017

Course Duration: 2-days
Cost: GBP 385.00
Reduced Cost: GBP 360.00 for BPNA Members only (BPNA Members)