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PET1 Virtual

3 May 08:00 - 17:00 - Virtual Event

Paediatric Epilepsy Training 1

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.

Please download and complete the PET1 precourse workbook (see link above) before attending the course.  The workbook contains essential learning material.

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

  • Define: seizure, epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome and be able to provide a simple formulation of epilepsies
  • 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-seizure medications and the well-known side effects of these drugs
  • Offer practical advice for parents and children with epilepsy

PET1 has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies. It is suitable for all health professionals providing primary or secondary level care for children with paroxysmal episodes including:

  • Consultant Paediatricians and trainees
  • Consultants in Neurodisability and trainees
  • Consultant Community Paediatricians
  • Consultants in Emergency Medicine and trainees
  • Nurses in paediatrics and emergency medicine
  • Neurophysiologists and EEG technicians

Cost: GBP 155.00

CPD Points: 6. You will be able to download a pdf of your CPD certificate following attendance at the course.


3 May
08:00 - 17:00


Clinical Specialty