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This one-day course has been developed specifically for general paediatricians, to improve the understanding of EEG in day-to-day care of children with epilepsy, especially the interpretation of EEG reports.

This one-day course is delivered by Neurophysiologists and Paediatric Neurologists.  The day will consist of didactic teaching sessions and interactive workshops with an emphasis on case based teaching.

This course is appropriate for general paediatricians who:

- Regularly see children with epilepsy in clinic
- Make regular requests for EEG
- Would like to know more about EEG
- Would like to have a greater awareness of interpretation

“Case based discussion was especially useful”
“Excellent course.  It helped me a lot”
“Approachable and helpful faculty”
“Videos and EEG excellent for teaching”


By the end of course, participants will:
- Have a clear vision for when an EEG can be useful
- Understand the need for particular conditions and activation/sleep deprivation in different epilepsy syndromes/scenarios or lack thereof
- Identify when an EEG is not warranted or actually contraindicated
- Have a reasonable level of understanding the common features of a normal EEG across paediatric age groups
- Be familiar with and identify with some confidence the main EEG landmarks of the most common paediatric epilepsy syndromes
- Have a reasonable level of understanding/interpreting EEG terminology/jargon/reports

A certificate of attendance will be issued to you at the end of the day awarding 6 CPD points.


8.45 – 9.10 Registration and coffee
9.10 – 9.15 Welcome and Introductions
9.15 – 10.00 Understanding normal EEG – the foundation (lecture)
10.00- 10.45 Case based workshop for normal EEG (workshop)
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee and tea
11.00 – 11.35 Understanding the abnormal EEG and EEG report (lecture)
11.35 – 12.20 Case based workshop for abnormal EEG (workshop)
12.20 – 13.00 Pitfalls of EEG interpretation (lecture)
13.00 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.10 Clinical semiology of seizures with EEG correlates (lecture)
14.10 – 14.50 Case based discussion of clinical semiology of seizures with EEG correlates (workshop)
14.50 – 15.05 Coffee and tea
15.05 – 15.30 How can the EEG help?   The most important question (lecture)
15.30 – 16.30 Case based discussion on day-to-day practicalities.  What is urgent?  When to refer?  When to follow up?  Activation with HV and photic stimulation, ESES  etc (workshop)
16.30 – 16.45 Open questions and close of the course

The course fee is £199.00 for this one-day course.

Please email Natalie Crompton at or telephone 01204 526002