Neonatal Neurology

Neonatal Neurology Assessment and Treatment Education (NeoNATE) has been developed by the BPNA with Consultant Neonatologist colleagues.  The aim is to improve neonatal neurological education and therefore improve the diagnosis and management of neonates with neurological disorders.

NeoNATE is a practical 2-day course for anyone who looks after neonates.  The course consists of lectures and interactive workshops, limited to 8 per group.  It is delivered by a faculty of 6-7, both paediatric neurologists and neonatologists, who give a unique perspective on a wide range of conditions and problems specific to neonatal care.

NeoNATE is a good introduction to neurological assessment and condition in neonates.  It covers a wide range of conditions, as well as HIE and pre term birth, to help clinicians manage difficult cases and puzzles on the ground. 

NeoNATE has been developed by Consultant Paediatric Neurologists, Neonatologists, Paediatricians with an exptertise in neonatal care, Paediatric Radiologists and Consultant Neurophysiologists. It is updated every 3-years.

Topics covered include:

  • The neurological examination in the neonate
  • Recognition of neonatal seizures
  • Interpretation of neonatal cerebral function monitoring and the use of standard EEG
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Encephalopathy secondary to metabolic disorders
  • Haemorrhagic lesions
  • Perinatal stroke
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neural tube defects
  • Neonatal seizures and epilepsies
  • An approach to the floppy and the stiff baby
  • Central and neuromuscular motor disorders

The course has been developed for:

  • Consultant Neonatologists and trainees
  • Consultant Paediatric Neurologists and trainees
  • Consultant Paediatricians who provide neonatology services in DGHs and trainees
  • Advanced neonatal nurse practitioners / nurse consultants

This course is supplemented by the BPNA Distance Learning Unit 2: Neonatal Neurology for health professionals who would like to learn more.

NeoNATE feedback:

  • 100% of attendees rated NeoNATE Excellent (70%) or Very good (30%)
  • 93% of attendees' expectations of the course were Fulfilled (53%) or Exceeded (41%)
  • 100% of attendees would recommend NeoNATE to their colleagues

Comments from attendees:

  • Wonderful course! Thank you.  Nice balance between revision, new knowledge and clinical application.  Particularly enjoyed testing knowledge in workshops (ANNP)
  • Would highly recommend this course. Many thanks (Consultant Neonatologist)
  • Was good to have opportunity to talk and learn with neurologists.  Approach great - about principles of approach rather than giving definite answers. Thank you! Some was new but discussion really helpful (Consultant Neonatologist)
  • Very nicely organised, clinically relevant.  Loved the way nicely focussed and basic and elaborate.  Met aims and objectives nicely.  I would strongly recommend to my colleagues. I've definitely learnt a lot in this course (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • Learnt loads. Very good pre course, really enjoyed it.  Flow diagrams fab (ST5)
  • Very well organised.  Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks! (ANNP)
  • Workshops / practical tips were most useful part of the course.  It is great to hear about personal experience and exchange ideas. Overall: great course (Neonatal grid trainee)
  • Really interesting and very useful.  Practical workshops were very good.  Well organised course.  Venue was excellent (ST8 Paediatric registrar, special interest neonates)
  • Excellent course (Consultant Paediatric Neurologist)
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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United Kingdom
Expert to Expert: Epilepsy
28-29 November 2019
2-days
0
0 / 0
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United Kingdom
2-days
0
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United Kingdom
1-day
40
40 / 0