ICNA-CNS Paediatric Neurology Teaching Course, Lahore 2017

Dr. Tipu Sultan addressing audience at the scientific symposium
November 2017
Type of meeting
Host / Organizer
The Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore

The Paediatric Neurology teaching course in Lahore on Nov 9-11, 2017 was organised by Dr Tipu Sultan with support from the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA) and the Child Neurology Society (CNS) United States. The Children's Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore hosted the meeting.

The 75 participants included Pediatric Neurologists , Pediatric Neurology fellows and Paediatric Residents.

Panel of speakers and speaker affiliations:

  1. Mubeen Rafay MD (University of Manitoba)
  2. Khaled Zamel (Head of Pediatric Neurology- Epilepsy. Sidra Children’s Hospital - Cornell University, Qatar)
  3. Abdul Latif Khuhro MD ( Epilepsy/ Sleep Center. Nationwide Children’s Hospital - The Ohio State University)
  4. Dr. Tipu Sultan (Head of Child Neurology Department, Children’s Hospital, Lahore)

Topics covered:

  1. EEG interpretation
  2. EEG in specific epilepsy syndrome
  3. Benign maturational epilepsies
  4. Approach to Cerebral Palsy/Spasticity
  5. Epileptic encephalopathies
  6. Sleep disorders in children
  7. Autoimmune epilepsies
  8. Leukodystrophies
  9. Developmental delay
  10. Paediatric Epilepsy Syndromes
  11. Cerebral Palsy

EEG Workshop
Abnormal EEG / Interictal patterns what does that mean and Why?
Continuous EEG in ICU and EEG patterns in status epilepticus

The symposium consisted of didactic lectures delivered in a practical format. This educational activity included an EEG workshop directed to pediatric neurology fellows. The organization was excellent with good audiovisual support, adequate time for discussion and ample facilties. The meeting achieved its goals and exceeded expectations. Dr Tipu Sultan was commended for his excellent organization of the meeting and he expressed his interest to collaborate with the ICNA and CNS for future educational activities. There was active participation from the audience which further contributed to the success of the meeting.

Day 01 November 9th , 2017  (Thursday)    
Time  Speaker Topic 
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM  Inauguration  
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM  Dr. Latif Khuhro Classification 
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM     Tea  
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM  Dr. Khaled Zamel Approach to first unprovoked seizure 
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM  Dr. Mubeen Rafay Ischemic stroke: An update 
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM  Dr. Khaled Zamel Non Epileptic Paroxysmal Disorders 
12:15 AM - 12:30 PM  Tea  
12: 30 PM -01:15 PM  Dr. Latif Khuhro Movement disorders 
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM  Dr. Mubeen Rafay Autoimmune/ Paraneoplastic encephlitis 
02:00 PM -  02:45 PM    Dr. Latif Khuhro     Cortical generators & polarity/Localization 
How to interpret the results of EEG 
EEG in specific epilepsy syndromes 
    Local cases 
02:45 PM -  03:15 PM  Lunch  
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM  Panel Discussion for All Day Topics with Child Neurology Fellows  
Day 02 November 9th , 2017 (Friday)     
08:00 AM- 08:45 AM Dr. Khaled Zamel   Benign Maturational Epilepsies
08:45 AM - 09:30 PM Dr Mubeen Rafay   An approach to Cerebral Palsy/ Spasticity
09:30 AM -09:45 AM               Tea   
09:45 AM -10:30 AM Dr. Khaled Zamel   Epileptic Encephlopathies
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Dr. Latif Khuhro   Sleep disorders in children
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Dr. Khaled Zamel   Autoimmune Epilepsies
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Panel Discussion   
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM Friday Prayer break & Lunch   
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM   EEG Workshop   
Abnormal EEG / Interictal patterns what does that mean and Why? Continuous EEG in ICU and EEG patterns in status epilepticus   
Dr. Latif Khuhro,  Dr. Khaled Zamel   
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM Tea   
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Panel Discussion for All Day Topics with Child Neurology Fellows   
Day 03 November 11th , 2017 (Saturday)  
Time Speaker Topic  
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Dr. Mubeen Rafay Hypotonia in children  
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM Dr. Latif Khuhro Neonatal seizures  
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM             Tea   
09:45 AM - 10:30 AM Dr. Mubeen Rafay Leukodystrophies  
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Dr. Latif Khuhro Autism, Migrain & headache in children  
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Dr. Latif Khuhro Pseudo tumor cerebri  
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Dr. Latif Khuhro Drug refractory epilepsy  
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM             Tea   
12:45 PM - 01:30 PM Dr. Mubeen Rafay Genetics of Epilepsy  
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM Dr. Latif Khuhro OSA  
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM Lunch   
02: 30 PM -03:00 PM Interesting Pediatric Neurological cases   
03: 00 PM -04:00 PM Panel Discussion for All Day Topics with Child Neurology Fellows   


Dr. Khaled Zamel
Panel of speakers
Dr. Abdul Latif Khuhro
Dr. Mubeen Rafay evaluating a patient with one of the pediatric neurology fellows at Lahore Children’s Hospital
Dr. Tipu Sultan
From left to right:  Dr. Masood Sadiq (Director of Lahore Children’s Hospital), Dr. Nazir Malik (Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Neurology, Lahore), Dr. Tahir Masood (Professor of Pediatrics)  Dr. Mubben Rafay ( Speaker. Children’s Hospital, University of

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