Progressing Paediatrics: Childhood epilepsies - online

This online course explores childhood epilepsy in 2020. We cover the latest updates on seizure and syndrome classifications, the what, why and when of investigations as well as complex cases, challenges and transitions.
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The RCPCH is pleased to offer this course at a reduced, introductory rate. Please note the fees may be subject to change.  

RCPCH Member: Consultants - £95
RCPCH Member: Trainees and SAS doctors - £85
Allied Health Professionals and Nurses - £85
Non-RCPCH Members - £125

The epilepsies of childhood are an enigma. They are the most frequently over-diagnosed but paradoxically under-diagnosed group of paroxysmal neurological disorders. Their investigation and treatment have become more challenging; this reflects major advances in neuro-imaging and particularly molecular genetics, choice of medication and earlier treatment with surgery and dietary manipulation. 

This one-day course will help to de-code much of the enigma and provide an important update on the epilepsies of childhood. The course will be delivered online, by expert clinicians who are extremely passionate about this area of care, and have extensive experience of managing paediatric epilepsies and service development.  

I found Dr Richard Appleton’s contribution to my knowledge invaluable.

Course aim

This virtual course will help you develop an approach for the management of childhood epilepsies. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this online course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of seizure recognition and the current seizure and syndrome classifications
  • Identify the appropriate use of investigations in the epilepsies (EEG / MRI / genetic analyses)
  • Discuss treatment choices including medication, surgery and the ketogenic diet and the importance and timings of referral pathways to tertiary epilepsy centres
  • Utilise the NICE quality standard statements in epilepsy and the comprehensive care of the epilepsies; be aware of the MHRA guidance on the use of sodium valproate in girls 
  • Describe the challenges arising from the management of complex epilepsies of childhood.

Target audience 

  • General and Community Paediatricians
  • Paediatric Trainees
  • Epilepsy Specialist Nurses
  • AHPs involved in the care of children with seizures and epilepsies.

Excellent faculty and presentations, a very pragmatic approach.

Course requirements

To participate in this online course, you will need access to:

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using the built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.