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Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy: Interdisciplinary Coordination and Inclusion

Course Leaders: Dr Dina Lew and Dr Pam Tomlin

Thursday 31 March 2011
Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster

This one-day seminar, organised by Dr Dina Lew and Dr Pamela Tomlin (keynote address by Professor Brian Neville), is open to everyone. The seminar will allow participants to explore and discuss the implications of paediatric epilepsy research on clinical, educational and social service provision for young people with epilepsy.

The day has been designed with the purpose of CPD in mind for professionals working in the field nd is open to anyone with an interest in child development. The seminar is accredited by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the British Psychological Society. Paediatricians/Doctors attending this event may claim up to 4.5 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD guidelines.


10.00 - 10.30
Registration and Coffee
10.30 - 11.15
Professor Brian Neville, Chair of Paediatric Neurology, Institute for Child Health, UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Impairments in childhood epilepsy - educational implications
11.15 - 12.00
Dr Dan Hindley, Consultant Paediatrician with Helen Jameson, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse, Bolton Primary Care Trust. Using co morbidity pathways in the management of childhood epilepsy
12.00 - 12.15
Refreshment Break
12.15 - 1.00
Dr Victoria Gray, Clinical Psychologist, Alder Hey Children's Hospital and Dr Jacqui Vinten. Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Department of Neuropsychology, The Walton Centre, Liverpool. Knowledge of epilepsy at transition from paediatric to adult services
1 .00 - 2 .00
2.00 - 2.45
Dr Dina Lew and Judith Lunn, Dept of Psychology Lancaster University. Factors affecting social and academic outcomes in children with epilepsy in mainstream education
2.45 - 3.00
Refreshment Break
3.00 - 4.15
Break Out Discussions and Meeting conclusions (Service Transition - Chair Dr Victoria Gray, Educational Inclusion - Chair Prof Brian Neville, Service Co-ordination - Chair Dr Dan Hindley)

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