Paediatric Movement Disorders

The Movement Disorders course aims to develop and deepen knowledge in diagnosis and management of child movement disorders. The course runs every 2-years, alternativing with Expert to Expert: Epilepsy.  The next course will take place in autumn 2020. Please follow this link to register your interest.

This is a practical 2-day course that has been developed by an expert group of Paediatric Neurologists from UK and Ireland.  The course consists of lectures and interactive workshops, limited to 8 per group, allowing attendees to bring their own clinical experience to the group’s attention.  It is delivered by a faculty of 7 Consultant Paediatric Neurologists.  

The emphasis is on:

  • How to assess these children in practical terms that can guide the clinician in a busy clinic
  • Diagnostic issues from simple home videos through to biochemical and genetic analysis
  • Classification of common movement disorders and identification of rarer ones
  • Practical difficulties with their management in terms of state of the art drug and therapeutic input, acute issues, as well as more practical issues around multi disciplinary and allied health professional support

The course has been developed for:

  • Specialists involved in either diagnosing or managing these interesting disorders
  • Consultants in Neurodisability
  • Consultant Paediatric Neurologists
  • Senior trainees in paediatric neurology or neurodisability

This course is supplemented by the BPNA Distance Learning Unit 4: Central motor deficits for health professionals who would like to learn more. 

Feedback from the 2018 course:

  • 100% of attendees rated the course Excellent (77%) or Very good (23%)
  • 85% of attendees' expectations of the course were Exceeded (54%) or Fulfilled (41%)
  • 87% of attendees would recommend the course to their colleagues

 Comments from the 2018 course:

  • Excellent course for paediatrics seeing any children and movement disorders.  Excellent talks by renowned expert neurologists.  Well worth attending. (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • Pitched really well.  Lots of take home messages that I can apply to my patients.  Appreciate the high level of expertise from all the speakers. (Consultant Community Paediatics) 
  • Excellent speakers - very knowledgeable/up to date. (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • Dr Babiker's approach to chorea lathetosis was excellent and useful for clinical practice.  This course exceeded my expectations and this will definitely help in my practice when I return home. 
  • Fantastic course.  Lots of material to cover.  Excellent speakers re choice of topics. (Consultant Community Paediatrics)
  • This is an excellent course with a responsive, expert and interesting faculty.  I do wonder if there is a way of the BPNA summarising the key learning on this course.  Thank you for this - it will be practice changing. (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • Excellent 2-days. Many thanks (Consultant in Neurodisability)
  • Thank you very much for sharing all the videos with us.  I don't think that I would have seen all these cases or similar cases even if I had spent my whole life doing neurology.  This course has greatly enriched my knowledge which I hope to use to better care for my patients or at least to direct them to where they would get this. (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • Very good course and wonderful faculty.  Thanks everyone! (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • An excellent course.  Faculty were very approachable and able to share knowledge expertly.  Will prompt review of practice and further learning.  (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • Very useful.  Ataxia - too quick but excellent.  Deep brain stimulation - excellent. (Consultant in Neurodisability)
  • Dr Kurian - fantastic.  Should be 10+10.  Excellent speakers. (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • Thank you - fabulous, especially the quality of the videos and so many of them. (Consultant in Neurodisability)
  • Excellent. (Consultant Community Paediatrics)
  • Excellent course.  Very practical.  (Consultant Paediatrician)
  • Course was excellent!! Organisation was great, topics/content excellent! (Trainee)

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