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2018 ILAE British Chapter Clinical Epilepsy Course for Junior Doctors

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Institute of Neurology

33 Queen Square



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A well-established annual 1-day course for junior doctors and other health professionals with an interest in epilepsy.


Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. In the UK, 600,000 or one in every 103 people has epilepsy and each day 87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy. The ILAE British Chapter Clinical Epilepsy Course was successfully launched in 2014 and is now an annual event. The aim of the course is to provide a high quality education for junior doctors and allied health professions to develop a comprehensive and clear understanding of the diagnosis and management of patients with epilepsy.

The one day course takes the format of lectured style teaching and video sessions. The course content has been carefully tailored to cover a wide variety of topics related to epilepsy management for clinicians both in hospital and community settings. Each topic is founded on the latest clinical evidence and presented in a practical manner including detailed case discussions.

The course is aimed at FY1 and FY2 junior doctors, core trainees (CT 1/2), specialist trainees (ST 1/2) and specialist registrars in fields such as neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, acute and emergency medicine. The ILAE Clinical Epilepsy Course is also aimed at GP trainees and general practitioners and other professionals are welcome to apply.

Why choose the Clinical Epilepsy Course?

  • Excellent feedback from previous delegates (see enclosed testimonies)

  • Will help improve your practice on the wards and in general practice

  • Interactive learning and exposure to real life cases

  • Use as part of your Personal Development Plan (eportfolio, MRCP)

  • Affordable course price

  • Speakers are established experts in their field

The ticket gets you admission to the course, two refreshment breaks and a buffet lunch. Certificates of attendance will be available after the event by emailing the course organiser.

Approximately 100 places are available and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Final list of speakers: TBC

Consultants and Professors from several leading hospitals and universities around the UK will teach on the course. Details to be confirmed soon!

2018 Clinical Epilepsy Course for Junior Doctors programme to follow.

Topics that will BE covered:

  • Definitions and epidemiology

  • Diagnosis

  • First seizure / patient pathway

  • MRI & EEG

  • Antiepileptic drugs

  • Epilepsy comorbidities

  • Epilepsy Surgery

  • Status epilepticus

  • Non-epileptic attacks


  • Women and pregnancy

  • Epilepsy and driving

  • Paediatrics

What Have Delegates Been Saying About The Course...

"This is also the first course I've been on where the lecturer proposes it will be interactive, and it actually was - the teaching staff I thought were good at getting the audience on board and taking part! This was my first time at an ILAE event and I was very impressed. I would give significant though to attending the registrar course in a few years time". CT1 Doctor, 2016

"Excellent overview of epilepsy. Lots of topics covered. Engaging, enthusiastic speakers. Videos of seizures and epilepsy in special groups particularly useful." FY2 Doctor, 2014

"I haven't seen many people having a seizure so it was very helpful to see different types and also to see how closely syncope can mimic a seizure." Dr. Amy McCulloch - 5th Year Medical Student, 2015

"Really enjoyed the video session with Dr Walker to give an overview of recognising different types of epilepsy - The diagnostic sessions (EEG, MRI) were very useful to know when to use these investigations in the first instance and when they may be appropriate - Status epilepticus section very useful to know how to manage these patients on the wards and in the emergency dept." Dr. Samia Elkommos - CT1, 2015

"Great event Thank you to the ILAE for organising this. It's so nice to receive such high quality training; most postgrad courses are extremely expensive and it's marvellous that through passion for improving care for people with epilepsy, we are able to benefit from this day." Dr. Sophie Binks - FY1, 2014


Where can I obtain a copy of the registration form and/or programme?

A paper copy of the registration form or the programme can be obtained by contacting Hannah Stapley at members@ilaebritish.org.uk

What are my transport options getting to the event?

The nearest underground stations are Russell Square (Piccadilly line) or Holborn (Central and Piccadilly Lines). Both stations are between a 2- 5 min walk from the venue.

Kings Cross and Euston Stations are approx 10 min walk from the venue.

The venue is served by many bus route.

To find the best route visit the Transport for London website ( https://tfl.gov.uk)

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to contact Hannah Stapley or Juliet Solomon at members@ilaebritish.org.uk for more information about the course.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It would be helpful if you can bring your ticket (paper or digital copy) to the course but it is not essential.

And do spread the word! Feel free to circulate the course details to friends and colleagues or display the event flyer within your institution or university

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