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

Course Booking


CHaT Newcastle , Friday 2 November 2018

Course Duration: 1-day
Cost: GBP:205.00
Reduced Cost: GBP:N/A

Total Course Places: 32 (5 standard places currently available; 0 reduced rate places available)
CPD Points: 6. 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


CRB Education Centre (entrance via Peacock Hall)
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Website: http://www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/hospitals/royal-victoria-infirmary_how-to-find-us.aspx

Telephone: 0191 2824094

Car parking: Parking spaces at the RVI can fill up quickly, so please consider using other ways to get to the hospital, such as the Park and Ride facilities. We have a 'pay on foot' multi-storey car park at the RVI which is easily accessible from Queen Victoria Road.

Public transport: Newcastle’s Central Station is roughly 8 minutes away. There are council-managed pay and display along Queen Victoria Road, Richardson Road and the surrounding area.


Children's Headache Training (CHaT) has been designed to improve knowledge and skills amongst health professionals who care for children and young people with headache. By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Take a headache-focussed history and undertake a relevant examination
  • Classify headache based on this information alone (reducing reliance on investigation)
  • Learn about pathophysiology of headache
  • Know which elements of the history / examination mandate brain imaging or other tests
  • Diagnose and manage migraine, migraine variants and other primary headache types
  • Diagnose secondary headaches and take initial steps in their management



08.30-09.00 Registration with tea and coffee
09.00-09.25 Introduction and quiz (lecture)
09.25-09.45 Epidemiology and classification (lecture)
09.45-10.25 History and examination (lecture)
10.25-10.45 Tea and coffee break
10.45-11.45 Important secondary headaches and red flags (workshop)
11.45-12.15 Migraine - pathophysiology and classification (lecture)
12.15-12.35 Periodic syndromes (lecture)
12.35-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Management of migraine (workshop)
14.30-14.55 Tension-type and short duration headaches (lecture)
14.55-15.15 Tea and coffee break
15.15-15.35 Chronic daily headache (lecture)
15.35-16.35 Management of tension-type and other primary headaches (workshop)
16.35-17.00 Summing up and quiz (whole group)
17.00 Close and departure



This course has been developed for:

  • Consultant Paediatricians and paediatric trainees
  • Consultants in paediatric emergency medicine & emergency medicine trainees
  • General Practitioners and GP trainees
  • Health professionals working within a pain service eg psychologists
  • Consultant Paediatric Neurologists and Paediatric Neurology Trainees

 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.




Children's Headache Training
CHaT Newcastle , Friday 2 November 2018

Course Duration: 1-day
Cost: GBP 205.00
Reduced Cost: GBP N/A