Epilepsy12 and OPEN UK national conference 2023 resources

The sixth annual Epilepsy12 and Organisation of Paediatric Epilepsy Networks (OPEN UK) national conference takes place on Wednesday 27 September 2023. You can find conference resources and more information about the event on this page.
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Members of the SPS Committee


This year's conference features an innovative hybrid format, combining the best of both in-person and virtual experiences. Attendees have the opportunity to join us in person at RCPCH in London or participate remotely from the comfort of their own locations. 

The event presentations will be made available for viewing on this page following the event. 

RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

You can register for the event. Delegates can then log in (with the same email address as used for registration) to our Conference platform. 

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Conference highlights

  1. Engaging presentations and workshops - Gain valuable insights from leading professionals in epilepsy care. Check out our comprehensive programme below to explore our exciting line up. 
  2. Poster exhibitions and booths - View posters submitted by your peers in the field of epilepsy. Read about quality improvement case studies, innovative interventions, and novel ideas in epilepsy care. Whether you're attending virtually or in-person, you can also explore our booths, where you can connect with our stakeholders and colleagues. 
  3. Virtual accessibility - For those unable to attend in person, our virtual platform will provide a full immersive and interactive experience, ensuring that everyone can participate. 

Conference programme

Time Talk Speakers
10:00 - 10:30 Registration and refreshment (in-person attendees only)  
10:30 - 10:45 Welcome and introduction Dr Suresh Pujar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
10:45 - 11:20 Epilepsy12 Youth Advocates

Emma Sparrow, Head of Children, Young People, & Engagement, RCPCH
Epilepsy12 Youth Advocates

11:20 - 12:00 Epilepsy12 Audit Update Dr Colin Dunkley, Consultant Paediatrician & Epilepsy12 Clinical Lead
12:00 - 13:00 Break  
13:00 - 13:15 EQIP Update Melanie David-Feveck, EQIP Project Manager, RCPCH
13:15 - 13:45 Mental Health Screening Dr Sophie Bennett, Clinical Psychologist
Dr Isobel Heyman, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr Ingram Wright, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist
13:45 - 14:15 NHS England CYP Transformation Programme Dr Jaffer Ismail, Senior Policy Manager, Children and Young People's Transformation Programme
14:15 - 14:45 Break  
14:45 - 15:15 Genomics Workshop Dr Amy McTague, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Dr Bina Mukhtyar, Consultant Paediatrician
Dr Alasdair Parker, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Nicole Bateman, Parent Representative
15:15 - 15:35 OPEN UK Update Dr Richard Brown, Consultant Paediatrician & OPEN UK Working Group Chair
15:35 - 15:45 Conclusions and Close Dr Suresh Pujar, Consultant Paediatric neurologist


Posters will be made available for viewing on this page following the event. 


The Epilepsy12 project team members are available to respond to any related queries at epilepsy12@rcpch.ac.uk or on Tel: 020 7092 6157.