The aim of this two-day course is to improve neonatal neurological education and therefore improve the diagnosis and management of neonates with neurological disorders. In the meantime, the BPNA also has distance learning modules for you to enrol on.

One distance learning module BAPM members might be interested in is Neonatal Neurology. For more details go to:

BPNA Distance Learning

By the end of the NeoNATE course in Bristol (25-26 March 2021), participants will be able to:
- Know how to perform a neonatal neurological examination
- Recognise seizure from non-seizure movement
- Consider the advantages and disadvantages of amplitude integrated EEG (cerebral function monitoring) and standard EEG
- Know how to interpret basic amplitude integrated EEG traces and EEG reports
- Demonstrate how to order a standard EEG effectively
- Understand what encephalopathy is, how to assess and grade its severity
- Look for clues for hypoxic and other causes of encephalopathy
- Understand current thinking on neuroprotection in hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy
- Recognise common MRI features in encephalopathy
- Know the causes of seizures that are not related to hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy, including seizure syndromes seen in neonates
- Understand current treatment options for neonatal seizures
- Know the presentation of neonatal stroke and long term prognosis
- Assess a floppy and stiff neonate and decide on the anatomical locality of the abnormality
- Review the limitations of prognosis in the antenatal clinic
- Understand currently thinking on the causes of preterm brain injury
- Improve knowledge of long term prognosis of preterm brain injury
- Feel more confident in providing prognostic information to families on the neonatal unit
- Know when to ask for help from other specialities.

Further details: https://courses.bpna.org.uk/ecomm_product_view.php?courseid=501

Contact: Francesca Cassidy

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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