Children's Headache Training (CHaT)

CHaT has been developed by Paediatric Neurologists and Paediatricians with an expertise in headache with the aim of improving the knowledge and skills of health professionals who care for children and young people with headache.

CHaT is a 1-day course that has short didactic lectures and interactive workshops, with a maximum of 8 participants.  The course is delivered by a faculty of 5-7 Paediatric Neurologists and Paediatricians with a special interest in headache.  Course materials are updated every 3-years.

CHaT has been developed for:

  • General Practitioners and GP trainees
  • Consultant Paediatricians and Paediatric trainees
  • Consultants in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and emergency medicine trainees
  • Health professionals working within a pain service eg Psychologists
  • Consultant Paediatric Neurologists and Paediatric Neurology trainees

This course is supplemented by the BPNA Distance Learning Unit 12: Headache for health professionals who would like to learn more.

CHaT learning objectives:

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

  • Diagnose secondary headaches and take initial steps in their management
  • Diagnose and manage migraine, migraine variants and other primary headache types
  • Know which elements of the history/examination mandate brain imagine and other tests
  • Learn how to take a headache focused history and undertake a relevant examination
  • Classify headache based on this information alone (reducing reliance on investigation)
  • Learn about pathophysiology of headache

Course feedback

  • 96% of attendees rated CHaT Excellent (52%) or Very good (48%)
  • 93% of attendees reported their expectations of the course were Exceeded (63%) or Fulfilled (30%)
  • 82% of attendees will definitely recommend CHaT to their colleagues

Comments

  • Very well organised.  Very useful for day to day practice.  Excellent faculty.  Thorough.  Workshops useful as was interactive.
  • Very useful information for general paeds.
  • Very good course, good overview, excellent faculty - friendly.
  • The inclusion of Headache diary and classification was very useful.
  • The course was well run.  Very informative.  It is a brilliant course and I have learnt a lot in this course.
  • Well organised.  Excellent pack, lecture notes, handouts.  Very interactive course and useful discussions.
  • Excellent course.  Inspiring.  I feel motivated to set up a headache service once I become a Consultant.
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Country
Venue/Dates
Time
Total Course Places
Places Available
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South Africa
PET1 Pretoria
Saturday 2 February 2019
1-day
30
18 / 6
United Kingdom
PET1 Birmingham
Friday 15 February 2019
1-day
40
12 / 1
United Kingdom
PET1 Bristol
Monday 25 February 2019
1-day
40
8 / 0
Myanmar
PET1 Yangon
Tuesday 26 February 2019
1-day
24
24 / 0
Myanmar
PET1 Mandalay
Thursday 28 February 2019
1-day
24
1 / 0
New Zealand
PET1 Auckland
11 March 2019
1-day
0
0 / 0
Myanmar
PET1 Magway
Monday 4 March 2019
1-day
24
0 / 0
United Kingdom
PET1 Norwich
Thursday 7 March 2019
1-day
40
29 / 1
United Kingdom
PET1 Nottingham
Wednesday 13 March 2019
1-day
40
31 / 2
United Kingdom
PET1 London North
Friday 22 March 2019
1-day
48
26 / -1
United Kingdom
PET1 Liverpool
Friday 17 May 2019
1-day
40
34 / 5
United Kingdom
PET1 Cambridge (part of PET week)
Monday 28 October 2019
1-day
48
38 / 6
Country
Venue/Dates
Time
Total Course Places
Places Available
(Standard/Reduced)
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United Kingdom
PET2 Edinburgh
28 February - 1 March 2019
2-days
40
20 / 1
New Zealand
PET2 Auckland
12-13 March 2019
2-days
0
0 / 0
United Kingdom
PET2 Bristol
27-28 March 2019
2-days
40
18 / 4
United Kingdom
PET2 Sheffield
9-10 May 2019
2-days
40
28 / 4
United Kingdom
PET2 Southampton
27-28 June 2019
2-days
40
35 / 4
United Kingdom
PET2 Liverpool
12-13 September 2019
2-days
40
35 / 5
United Kingdom
2-days
48
37 / 5
Country
Venue/Dates
Time
Total Course Places
Places Available
(Standard/Reduced)
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United Kingdom
PET3 Edinburgh
28 February - 1 March 2019
2-days
24
10 / 1
United Kingdom
PET3 Bristol
27-28 March 2019
2-days
24
7 / 0
United Kingdom
PET3 Sheffield
9-10 May 2019
2-days
24
17 / 2
United Kingdom
PET3 Southampton
27-28 June 2019
2-days
24
21 / 3
United Kingdom
PET3 Liverpool
12-13 September 2019
2-days
24
21 / 3
United Kingdom
PET3 Cambridge (part of PET week)
31 October - 1 November 2019
2-days
48
37 / 6
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Venue/Dates
Time
Total Course Places
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United Kingdom
NeoNATE Liverpool
21-22 March 2019
2-days
48
31 / 6
United Kingdom
NeoNATE Cambridge
4-5 July 2019
2-days
48
34 / 5
United Kingdom
NeoNATE Southampton
14-15 November 2019
2-days
48
39 / 6
Country
Venue/Dates
Time
Total Course Places
Places Available
(Standard/Reduced)
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United Kingdom
CHaT Dublin
Friday 15 March 2019
1-day
32
28 / 0
United Kingdom
CHaT Leeds
Friday 7 June 2019
1-day
48
46 / 0
United Kingdom
CHaT London
Saturday 19 October 2019
1-day
48
48 / 0
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Venue/Dates
Time
Total Course Places
Places Available
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United Kingdom
Expert to Expert: Epilepsy
28-29 November 2019
2-days
0
0 / 0
Country
Venue/Dates
Time
Total Course Places
Places Available
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United Kingdom
2-days
0
0 / 0
Country
Venue/Dates
Time
Total Course Places
Places Available
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United Kingdom
1-day
40
40 / 0