Neonatal Neurology Assessment and Treatment Education
BPNA

Neonatal Neurology course

The British Paediatric Neurology Association with Consultant Neonatologist colleagues have developed a new course: "Neonatal Neurology Assessment and Treatment Education" (NeoNATE).
 
This is a 2-day practical course for anyone who looks after neonates.  
 
The course is limited to 36 places and there will be a variety of educational formats including lectures and small group workshops.
 
The NeoNATE course is a good introduction to neurological assessment and condition in neonates.  It covers a wide range of conditions, as well as HIE and pre term birth, to help clinicians manage difficult cases and puzzles on the ground.
 
Topics covered include:
  • the neurological examination in the neonate
  • recognition of neonatal seizures
  • interpretation of neonatal cerebral function monitoring and the use of standard EEG
  • hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • encephalopathy secondary to metabolic disorders
  • haemorrhagic lesions
  • perinatal stroke
  • hydrocephalus
  • neural tube defects
  • neonatal seizures and epilepsies
  • an approach to the floppy and the stiff baby
  • central and neuromuscular motor disorders
The course has been developed by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists, Neonatologists, Paediatricians with an exptertise in neonatal care, Paediatric Radiologists and Consultant Neurophysiologists.
 
It will be delivered by teachers from both the neurology and neonatology departments who will give a unique perspective on a wide range of conditions and problems specific to neonatal care.  
 
The course is designed for:
Consultant Neonatologists and neonatal grid trainees
Consultant Paediatric Neurologists and neurology grid trainees 
Consultant Paediatricians who provide neonatology services in DGHs and paediatric trainees
Advanced neonatal nurse practitioners / nurse consultants
 

Feedback from previous NeoNATE courses:

“Wonderful course! Thank you.  Nice balance between revision, new knowledge and clinical application.  Particularly enjoyed testing knowledge in workshops.” - ANNP

“Would highly recommend this course. Many thanks.” Consultant Neonatologist

“Was good to have opportunity to talk and learn with neurologists.  Approach great - about principles of approach rather than giving definite answers. Thank you! Some was new but discussion really helpful.” - Consultant Neonatologist

“Very nicely organised, clinically relevant.  Loved the way nicely focussed and basic and elaborate.  Met aims and objectives nicely.  I would strongly recommend to my colleagues. I've definitely learnt a lot in this course.” - Consultant Paediatrician

“Learnt loads. Very good pre course, really enjoyed it.  Flow diagrams fab.” - ST5

"Very well organised".  Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks!" - ANNP

"Workshops / practical tips were most useful part of the course.  It is great to hear about personal experience and exchange ideas. Overall: great course." - Neonatal grid trainee

"Really interesting and very useful.  Practical workshops were very good.  Well organised course.  Venue was excellent." - ST8 Paediatric registrar, special interest neonates

"Excellent course" - Consultant Paediatric Neurologist