PET 1 & PET 2 Courses- February 2020

 PET1 Singapore – Monday 24 February 2020

PET1 Singapore – Friday 28 February 2020

This is a 1-day course, which will be delivered by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists, Consultant Paediatricians with expertise in epilepsy, and a specialist epilepsy nurse. The day will consist of lectures and interactive workshops.

By the end of the of PET1, attendees will be able to:

  • Define: seizure, epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome and be able to provide a simple classification of epilepsy
  • Describe the different seizure types eg absence, myoclonic, tonic clonic, tonic, atonic, focal motor and focal sensory
  • Give differential diagnosis for seizures, and how to distinguish epilepsy from syncopes (simple faints, reflex anoxic seizure, breath holding) and inattention (day-dreaming, pre-occupation)
  • Manage the first seizure event (not status epilepticus management)
  • Appreciate the contribution made by EEG and neuro-imaging
  • Describe the principles of treatment, the indication for anti-convulsants and the well-known side effects of these drugs
  • Offer practical advice for parents and children with epilepsy

For further information and to book your place, please visit the BPNA website via the following link https://courses.bpna.org.uk/


PET2 Singapore – 25-26 February 2020

PET2 has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies. It is a 2-day course, consisting of lectures and interactive workshops.

PET2 concentrates on general aspects of the epilepsies (history taking, differential diagnosis, investigation etc) and epilepsies encountered in infants and young children. PET3 concentrates on epilepsies presenting in older children and adolescents. Paediatricians managing children with epilepsy should attend PET1, PET2 and PET3.

By the end of PET2, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the wide differential diagnosis in paroxysmal events in children and young people
  • Improve diagnostic accuracy and gain insight into uncertainty
  • Explore the differential diagnosis within epilepsies
  • Introduce a structured approach to considering epileptic seizures and epilepsies
  • Gain improved understanding of EEG reports
  • Understand the association between epilepsy and learning difficulties, autism, and cerebral palsy
  • Optimise initial treatment choices
  • Consider the wide spectrum of epileptic seizures, electroclinical syndromes and non-epileptic events in infancy
  • Review the clinical features and management of West Syndrome
  • Understand blank episodes and epilepsies with absence seizures
  • Improve knowledge of common 'focal epilepsy syndromes'
  • Know the criteria for involvement of a paediatric neurologist
  • Understand the concept of an epileptic encephalopathy
  • Establish aims and approach to 'difficult epilepsies'


For further information and to book your place, please visit the BPNA website via the following link https://courses.bpna.org.uk/

Please note that reduced places are on a first come first serve basis.

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