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PET2 Newcastle upon Tyne, 22-23 February 2018

Course Duration: 2-days
Cost: GBP:385.00
Reduced Cost: GBP:340.00

Total Course Places: 40 (32 standard places currently available; 4 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

VENUE

Jury's Inn Newcastle
St James Gate
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4AD

Website: https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/newcastle/newcastle

Telephone: +44 (0)191 201 4400

Car parking: Discounted rate of £4 (8hrs) or £8 (24hrs) offered (with validated ticket from hotel reception) at Times Square Car park, located next to hotel.

Public transport: The nearest train station is Newcastle Central, approximately 9 minutes walk away.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is available here on a single occupancy, bed & breakfast basis.

B&B per night: GBP:100.00

Accommodation is available for the night before the course (21-Feb-2018). Please note registration is from 9.00am. Accommodation is also avaliable for 22-Feb-2018.

Accommodation address:
Jury's Inn Newcastle
St James Gate
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4AD

Telephone: +44 (0)191 201 4400

Website: https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/newcastle/newcastle

COURSE DINNER

The faculty would like to invite you to join them for the course dinner at the hotel (3 course meal with wine/soft drinks) on Thursday 22 February 2018.

Course dinner cost: GBP:36.00

OBJECTIVES

This course has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies and is delivered by means of didactic teaching sessions and small workshops.

PET2 concentrates on general aspects of the epilepsies (history taking, differential diagnosis, investigation etc) and on epilepsies encountered in younger children. PET3 concentrate on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood, older children and adolescents.

This course is approved for 12 CPD points.  Attendees are able to download their pdf certificate of attendance from this website after attending the course.  (Log in and click on 'My Account').

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'
 

PROGRAMME

Day 1: The History, Appearance, Differential Diagnosis and Investigation of Paroxysmal Episodes

9.00-9.30 Registration and coffee  
     
9.30 Welcome and introductions Whole group
9.40 Video quiz - epileptic or non-epileptic? Whole group
10.20 Improving accuracy of diagnosis Workshop
11.00 Typical clinical histories and their differential diagnosis        Workshop
     
11.30 Tea and coffee break  
     
11.50 The diagnosis of epilepsies Lecture
12.25 Getting the most from the EEG Lecture
     
13.15 Lunch  
     
14.15 Epilepsy and disability Workshop
     
15.15 Tea and coffee break  
     
15.35 To treat or not to treat Roleplay
16.35 Any questions Whole group
     
19.30 Course dinner for those who have booked  

 

Day 2: The Diagnosis, Investigation and Management of Epileptic and Non Epileptic Disorders Presenting in Infancy and Early Childhood

9.00-9.30         Registration and coffee    
       
9.30 Introduction    
9.35 Seizures in infancy   Lecture
10.20 Infantile spasms   Workshop
       
11.10 Tea and coffee break    
       
11.30 Blank episodes in the young child                                        Lecture
12.20 'Pharmaco-responsive focal childhood epilepsies   Workshop
       
13.00 Lunch    
       
14.00 Difficult epilepsies of early childhood   Lecture
       
15.00 Tea and coffee break    
       
15.15 Difficult epilepsies   Workshop
15.55 Feedback and closing questions   Large group
16.00 Close    

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course has 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.

 

  • 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

Please note, it is recommended that all those undertaking a PET2 course consider attending a PET1 course first.

 

MAPPING TO GENERAL PAEDIATRIC COMPETENCIES

Mapping of BPNA PET courses to General Paediatric Competencies

Based on Curriculum for Paediatric Training, General Paediatrics, Level 1, 2 and 3 Training, Sept 2010. RCPCH. Produced 2011

General Competences

Level 1
(ST1‐3)

Level 2
(ST4‐5)

Level 3
(ST6‐8)

 
Have the knowledge and skills to be able to initiate management of children with neurological and neurodisabling conditions in acute settings and know when and whom to call for help x     PET 1
Understand the life‐threatening nature of acute neurological deterioration and when to call for help x     PET 1
Be able to recognise, initiate diagnostic tests and outline the management of common disorders x     PET 1
Understand the principles and use of neuro‐radiological imaging x     PET 1
Have a basic understanding and experience of neuro‐physiological tests x     PET 1
Understand the principles of prescribing and monitoring therapy x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Seizures
Know the common causes of seizures in newborn babies and children x     PET 1
Be aware of common epileptic syndromes x     PET 1
Understand the principles of initial and continuing anticonvulsant therapy in babies and children x     PET 1
Begin to understand the links between epilepsy and behaviour problems x     PET 1
Understand the place and principles of the EEG and neuro‐imaging in investigation x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Know about the long term implications of epilepsy x     PET 1
PET 2
Know about common epileptic syndromes   x   PET 1
PET 2&3
Understand the links between epilepsy and behaviour problems   x   PET 2&3
Know about the long term implications of epilepsy, including different epilepsy syndromes and the risk of learning difficulties, accident or sudden death   x   PET 2&3
Be able to initiate treatment for acute continuing seizures x     PET 1
Be able to form a differential diagnosis x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Work effectively with the multidisciplinary team x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Be able to refer to intensive care teams appropriately and maintain patient safety until that team takes over   x    
Be able to decide initial and continuing anticonvulsant therapy in babies and children   x   PET 2&3
Be able to advise parents about education and safety   x   PET 1
Faints and Funny turns
Be able to form a differential diagnosis for faints and ‘funny turns’ x     PET 1
Understand the investigations that may differentiate between these causes x     PET 1
Be able to initiate the investigations that may differentiate between these causes   x   PET 1
PET 2&3
Be able to make a likely diagnosis x     PET 1
PET 2&3
Be able to explain likely diagnoses to parents x     PET 1
PET 2&3

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 2
PET2 Newcastle upon Tyne, 22-23 February 2018

Course Duration: 2-days
Cost: GBP 385.00
Reduced Cost: GBP 340.00 for nurses and EEG Technicians only