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PET3 Newcastle upon Tyne, 22-23 February 2018

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

Total Course Places: 24 (16 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
There is no pre course reading for this course

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

Please note PET3 was previously called PET2 (days 3&4). If you have attended PET2 (days 3&4), there is no need to attend PET3. We recommend re-attending PET2 and PET3 approximately every 5-years.

You must attend PET2 before attending PET3.  

PET3 concentrates on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood, older children and adolescents.  It follows the format of PET2, with an emphasis on interactive sessions including workshops, debates, video and quizzes, and to really excite you, we will be getting our actors out for another session of roleplay.  If you haven't ever met a truculent teenager and petulant parent, we can guarantee you will see one or two during this session!  

OBJECTIVES:

  • 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
 

PROGRAMME

Day 1:  Assessment and management of paroxysmal episodes/ childhood epilepsies occurring in older children and young adults

 

9.00 – 9.30 Registration with tea and coffee  
9.30 – 9.40 Welcome Whole group
9.40 – 10.30 Reflex epilepsies Lecture
10.30 – 11.10 Headaches and visual episodes Workshop
11.10 - 11.30 Tea and coffee break  
11.30 – 12.15 Episodes at night Workshop
12.15 – 13.00 Episodes with altered behaviour Workshop
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch  
14.00 – 14.45 Choosing drug treatments Lecture
14.45 – 15.45 Choosing drug treatment in practice Lecture
15.45 – 16.00 Tea and coffee break  
16.00 – 17.00 Other therapies Lecture
17.00 Close  
19.00 for 19.30 Course dinner for those who have booked  

 

Day 2: Young adults, diagnostic issues, and efficient management with a particular emphasis on the delivery of transition services

9.00 – 9.30 Tea and coffee  
9.30 – 10.30 The 3Rs quiz! Whole group
10.30 – 11.30   Epilepsy syndromes of later childhood and adolescence   Workshop
11.30 - 11.50 Tea and coffee break  
11.50 – 12.30 Talking risks? Lecture
12.30 – 13.15 Approaching co-morbidities Workshop
13.15 – 14.00 Lunch  
14.00 - 14.50 Teenagers Roleplay
14.50 - 15.40 Teenagers and transition Workshop
15.40 – 16.30 When and how to stop AED therapy Lecture
16.30 Finish (tea and coffee available)  

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

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.

You must attend PET2 before attending PET3.

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&3
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
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
Be able to make a likely diagnosis x     PET 1
PET 2
Be able to explain likely diagnoses to parents x     PET 1
PET 2

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 3
PET3 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