Paediatric Epilepsy Training Level 3 (2 days) PET3 - Southampton

PET3 focuses on epilepsies presenting in older children and adolescents and transition to adult services. (PET2 focuses on epilepsy in infants and younger children).

It is recommended that paediatric trainees and consultants attend PET2 and PET3. There is no requirement for adult neurology trainees and consultants to attend PET2, although you are very welcome.

PET3 is a 2-day course delivered by a faculty of consultant paediatric neurologists and consultant paediatricians with a special interest in epilepsy. The format of the course consists of lectures and small group workshops (maximum 8 in each group).
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Grand Harbour Hotel
West Quay Road
SO15 1AG
United Kingdom

Specialty groups' course design, content and management are the responsibility of the individual specialty groups.

By the end of the PET3 course, participants will be able to:

  • understand reflex seizures and photosensitivity
  • consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding episodes with headache and/or visual symptoms
  • consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding nocturnal episodes
  • consider presentations and differentials of episodes presenting as altered behaviour
  • appreciate the variety and limitations of the available evidence for making an informed choice of anticonvulsant
  • consider evidence base and treatment options applied to ‘real life’ scenarios
  • consider common EEG pitfalls
  • consider how EEG can occur with semiology
  • explore different therapies which help children with ‘pharmaco-resistant epilepsy’
  • improve our knowledge of regulation, risks and reasonable precaution
  • discuss case studies in which epilepsy presents later in childhood and adolescence
  • consider the practicalities of discussing risk of death and AEDs in pregnancy
  • reflect on a range of strategies regarding risk communication
  • discuss the importance of recognising common associated conditions in children with epilepsies
  • consider effective communication strategies with young people and their families about their epilepsy and related issues
  • explore the role of the clinician and specialist nurse in promoting independence of the young person
  • discuss risks and benefits of AED withdrawal