Description

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). By the end of the PET3 course, participants will be able to:understand reflex seizures and photosensitivityconsider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding episodes with headache and/or visual symptomsconsider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding nocturnal episodesconsider presentations and differentials of episodes presenting as altered behaviourappreciate the variety and limitations of the available evidence for making an informed choice of anticonvulsantconsider evidence base and treatment options applied to ‘real life’ scenariosconsider common EEG pitfallsconsider how EEG can occur with semiologyexplore different therapies which help children with ‘pharmaco-resistant epilepsy’improve our knowledge of regulation, risks and reasonable precautiondiscuss case studies in which epilepsy presents later in childhood and adolescenceconsider the practicalities of discussing risk of death and AEDs in pregnancyreflect on a range of strategies regarding risk communicationdiscuss the importance of recognising common associated conditions in children with epilepsiesconsider effective communication strategies with young people and their families about their epilepsy and related issuesexplore the role of the clinician and specialist nurse in promoting independence of the young persondiscuss risks and benefits of AED withdrawal