Paediatric Epilepsy (PET) Training 2018
PET courses provide training for all health professionals diagnosing and managing children with an epilepsy or seizure disorder.
Clear your diaries to attend this programme which offers opportunities for enhancing and bringing your knowledge up-to-date for caring for infants, children and young adults with Epilepsy whilst taking the opportunity to network with colleagues.
The PET training is run by Paediatric Neurologists and Paediatricians from around New Zealand with support from the British Paediatric Neurology Association, with administration support from the Starship Foundation. Starship Foundation will not be liable for any loss that may arise from the training conference. Fees are purely to cover the basic administrative costs, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
- PET 1 - $350
- PET 2 - $700
- PET 3 - $700
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NB: There will be four places at PET 1 course, at a reduced fee of $200 available for those who do not have employee funded CME. To apply contact Dr Suzanne Davis via email firstname.lastname@example.org
PET 1 is for anyone who sees any child who has had a seizure or 'funny do'. PET 2 & 3 has been developed for doctors managing children with seizures.
This course will be run by paediatric neurologists and
paediatricians from around NZ.
Monday 9 April 2018, 9am - 5pm. This course will be held at the Clinical Education Centre at Auckland City Hospital, Auckland.
Wednesday 24 October 2018. This course will be held at the
University of Otago, Wellington.
Thursday 25 October - 26 October 2018, 9am - 5pm. This course will be held at the University of Otago, Wellington. PET 2 is only suitable for those that have completed PET 1
Tuesday 10 April - 11 April 2018, 9am - 5pm. This course will be held at the Clinical Education Centre at Auckland City Hospital, Auckland and is suitable for those who have completed both PET 1 & PET 2.
PET Course Contents:
Each course has been developed to meet the specific needs of different health professionals. For some professionals PET 1 is all you need; for others PET 2 and PET 3 will be appropriate. The courses contain a variety of educational formats including lectures, small group workshops, quizzes, role plays, debates, literature reviews and case discussion.
There are many opportunities within the courses to consider 'grey cases', share 'experience in the real world', and debate 'the evidence'.
Which PET course is best for me?
Please refer to this site to read more about which course is best suited to your practice.
Where will NZ PET courses run?
Courses in April 2018 will be held at Clinical Education Centre, Level 5, Auckland City Hospital. Courses in October 2018 will be held at the University of Otago in Wellington.
Who is involved?
PET courses have been developed by the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) and are managed in New Zealand by the Paediatric Neurology Clinical Network (NZPNCN). The aim is to have 32 attendees at each course.
PET 1 is for anyone who sees any child who has had a seizure or 'funny do'. PET 2 has been developed for medical professionals managing children with seizures, concentrating on general aspects of the epilepsies (diagnosis, investigations, etc) and epilepsies in infants/young children. PET 3 concentrates on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood to adolescence. If a Consultant Paediatrician we recommend you attend both courses.
Acute & Community
- 1 day course
- For any doctor, nurse or allied health professionals involved in the care of children with seizures and epilepsies in the acute or non-acute setting
- Also for trainees in various medical specialities including paediatrics, paediatric neurology and neuro disability
- PET 1 complements PET 2
- Those wishing to attend PET 2 should attend PET 1 course first
PET 2 (if you wish to do PET 2, you will need to have first completed PET 1)
- 2-day course
- For paediatricians, trainees and specialist Epilepsy nurses developing an expertise in childhood Epilepsy.
- General aspects of Epilepsy (history taking, differential diagnosis, investigation etc) and on Epilepsies encountered in younger children.
You will receive CME credits by the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA).
PET 3 (if you wish to do PET 3, you will need to have first completed PET 1 & 2)
- 2-day course
- For paediatricians,trainees and specialist epilepsy nurses developing an expertise in childhood epilepsies
- Concentrates on epilepsies presenting in mid childhood, older children and adolescents
For further information on courses or to work out which courses are suitable choices for your job title please follow this link to the BPNA PET website.
For further information about the Paediatric Neurology Clinical Network please click here.
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Dr Suzanne Davis - SuzanneDa@adhb.govt.nz
Rebecca Lloyd - RLloyd@adhb.govt.nz