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Expert to Expert: Movement Disorders, Bristol, UK, 18-19 October 2018

Course Duration: 2-days
Cost: GBP:385.00
Reduced Cost: GBP:365.00

Total Course Places: 48 (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 Hotel City Centre
2 Lower Castle Street
Old Market

Website: https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/brsdt-bristol-marriott-hotel-city-centre/

Telephone: 0117 929 4281

Car parking: Bristol Broadmead NCP Car Park is adjacent to the hotel. A discount on parking fees is available from hotel reception.

Public transport: The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads which is approx 10 minutes walk away.


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

B&B per night: GBP:125.00

Accommodation is available for the night before the course (17-Oct-2018). Please note registration is from 9.00am. Accommodation is also avaliable for 18-Oct-2018.

Accommodation address:
Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre
2 Lower Castle Street
Old Market

Telephone: 0117 929 4281

Website: https://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/brsdt-bristol-marriott-hotel-city-centre/


The faculty would be very pleased if you could join them for the course dinner at the hotel on Thursday 18 October at 7.30pm. This includes a 3 course meal (with wine or soft drinks).

Course dinner cost: GBP:36.00


The aim of Expert to Expert: Movement Disorders is to bring together Consultant Child Neurologists, trainees and specialists to develop and deepen their knowledge in diagnosis and management of child movement disorders.

There will be particular emphasis on:

  • How to assess these children in practical terms that can guide the clinician in a busy clinic
  • Diagnostic issues from simple home videos through to biochemical and genetic analysis
  • Classification of common movement disorders and identification of rarer ones
  • Practical difficulties with their management in terms of state of the art drug and therapeutic input, acute issues, as well as more practical issues around multi disciplinary and allied health professional support
This course complements BPNA distance learning Unit 4: Central motor deficits; congenital and acquired spinal cord disorders which is available to study online.  


DRAFT Programme - Day 1, Thursday 18 October 2018

 09.00-09.25  Registration, tea and coffee    
 09.25-09.30  Welcome & introduction  Whole Group
 09.30-10.15  Essential Neuroanatomy  Lecture 
 10.15-11.00  History and examination 'Tricks of the Trade'  Lecture
 11.00-11.30  Tea & coffee break    
 11.30-12.15  Ticks and Tourette syndrome  Lecture
 12.15-13.00  Spasticity management  Workshop
 13.00-13.45  Lunch  
 13.45-14.30  Trouble with transmitters  Lecture
 14.30-15.15  Ataxia  Lecture
 15.15-15.30  Tea & coffee break  
 15.30-16.15  Childhood dystonia and Parkinsonism:
 an update in clinical diagnosis and principles of management

 Assessing dystonia severity and managing status dystonicus

 19.30  Course dinner in the hotel restaurant (for those that have booked)  

 DRAFT Programme - Day 2, Friday 19 October 2018

 08.30-9.00  Registration, tea and coffee  
 09.00-9.45  Chorea  Lecture
 09.45-10.30  Hot topics in genetics  Lecture
 10.30-11.15  Theme to be confirmed shortly  Lecture
 11.15-11.45  Tea & coffee break  
 11.45-12.30  Deep brain stimulation  Lecture
 12.30-13.15  Stereotypies and tremor  Workshop
 13.15-14.00  Lunch  
 14.00-14.45  Myoclonus  Lecture
 14.45-15.30  Functional disorders  Workshop
 15.30-16.15  Short discussion of cases brought by delegates  Lecture
 16.15  Tea, coffee and close  



This practical Movement Disorders course is for:

  • Consultant Paediatric Neurologists
  • Consultants in Neurodisability 
  • Senior trainees paediatric neurologists
  • Senior trainees in neurodisability
  • Specialists involved in either the diagnosis or management of these interesting disorders

If you are not currently a practising clinician or you hold a different job role to those listed above, please contact a member of the Short Course Team on +44(0) 1204 526 002 or email us at info@bpna.org.uk to discuss if you should attend this course.




Expert to Expert: Movement Disorders
Expert to Expert: Movement Disorders, Bristol, UK, 18-19 October 2018

Course Duration: 2-days
Cost: GBP 385.00
Reduced Cost: GBP 365.00 for BPNA Members only