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Type Price Quantity
PET1 Doctor - Monday, 12th August $395.00
PET1 Nurse/Allied Health - Monday, 12th August $200.00
PET3 Doctor - Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August $790.00 Allocation Exhausted
PET3 Nurse/Allied Health - Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August $400.00 Allocation Exhausted
PET1 Doctor Partial - Monday, 12th August $125.00 Allocation Exhausted
Pre-registered Delegates - PET1 Monday 12th August Pre-Paid Allocation Exhausted
Pre-Registered Delegates - PET3 - Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August Pre-Paid Allocation Exhausted
Instructor Trainee Day - New Faculty Free
Sponsor Included Registration Included with Sponsorship
Accommodation - Coogee Village View Room - please select how many nights your require, and place dates in the notes section $389.00

Event Details


The Bright Alliance Building, Cnr of Avoca & High Streets, Randwick NSW 2031

Level 8, Centre for Child Health Research & Innovation (ChERI)


Monday, 12th August 2024            

Join PET1, a one-day course designed to support you to better diagnose and treat children with epilepsy. Through a combination of lectures and interactive workshops, our team of Consultant Paediatric Neurologists will teach you to:

  • Define: seizure, epilepsy, epilepsy syndrome and be able to provide a simple classification of epilepsy
  • Describe the different seizure types e.g. absence, myoclonic, tonic clonic, tonic, atonic, focal motor and focal sensory
  • Give differential diagnosis for seizures, and distinguish epilepsy from syncopes and inattention
  • Manage the first seizure event
  • Appreciate the contribution made by EEG and neuro-imaging
  • Describe the principles of treatment, the indication for anti-convulsants and the well-known side effects of these drugs
  • Offer practical advice for parents and children with epilepsy

PET1 has been developed to improve practice within childhood epilepsies. It is suitable for all health professionals providing primary or secondary level care for children with paroxysmal episodes including:

Consultant Paediatricians and trainees
Consultants in Neurodisability and trainees
Consultant Community Paediatricians
Consultants in Emergency Medicine and trainees
Nurses in paediatrics and emergency medicine
Neurophysiologists and EEG technicians
It is recommended those planning to undertake PET2 and PET3 should first complete PET1.


Join PET3

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th August 2024

PET3:  2-day course concentrating on the epilepsies presenting in older children and adolescents and transition to adult services. Recommended for all doctors and nurses who care for older children, adolescents and young adults with epilepsy.

Who is PET3 for?

PET3 is designed for those involved in delivering secondary level care to children, teenagers and young adults.

  • Trainee paediatricians
  • Trainee paediatric neurologists
  • Trainee neurologists
  • Consultant Paediatricians
  • Consultant Neurologists
  • Specialist epilepsy nurses

It is recommended that paediatricians attend both PET2 and PET3. There is no requirement for adult neurologists to attend PET2, although you are very welcome.


PET3 is delivered by a faculty of Consultant Paediatric Neurologists and Consultant Paediatricians with a special interest in epilepsy. The format of the courses consists of lectures and small group workshops (maximum 8 in each group).

Learning objectives

By the end of PET3, participants will be able to:

  • understand reflex seizures and photosensitivity
  • consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding episodes with headache and/or visual symptoms
  • consider common and relevant diagnostic issues regarding nocturnal episodes
  • consider presentations and differentials of episodes presenting as altered behaviour
  • appreciate the variety and limitations of the available evidence for making an informed choice of anticonvulsant
  • consider evidence base and treatment options applied to ‘real life’ scenarios
  • consider common EEG pitfalls
  • consider how EEG can occur with semiology
  • explore different therapies which help children with ‘pharmaco-resistant epilepsy’
  • improve our knowledge of regulation, risks and reasonable precaution
  • discuss case studies in which epilepsy presents later in childhood and adolescence
  • consider the practicalities of discussing risk of death and AEDs in pregnancy
  • reflect on a range of strategies regarding risk communication
  • discuss the importance of recognising common associated conditions in children with epilepsies
  • consider effective communication strategies with young people and their families about their epilepsy and related issues
  • explore the role of the clinician and specialist nurse in promoting independence of the young person
  • discuss risks and benefits of AED withdrawal






The Bright Alliance Building Cnr of Avoca & High Streets
Randwick New South Wales
Australia 2031