The British Paediatric Neurology Association is the professional organisation for doctors who specialise in the care of children with neurological disorders.

The BPNA is a charity (1159115) aiming to promote the health and well-being of children with neurological disorders through:

  • Training and education of professionals working in the field of neurosciences.
  • Research into neurological disorders affecting children & young people.
  • Improvement of knowledge of professionals, the public and patients and their families through scientific meetings.
  • Providing support to members to facilitate the delivery of the above objectives.


Christmas Opening Hours

The Secretariat will be closing for Christmas on Friday 22nd December at 2.00pm.

We will be open during the Christmas Season on 27th December - 9am - 1pm, 28th &

29th December 9am - 4pm.

We will re-open in the New Year on the 2nd January 2018 with our usual operating hours of 9am - 5pm.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a very merry festive season and a happy new year.

Training & Education for Professionals working in Paediatric Neurosciences
The BPNA delivers:
  • Short courses in: epilepsy, movement disorders, headache and neonatal neurology.
  • Paediatric Neurology Distance Learning: this covers all aspects of paediatric neurology comprehensively and systematically.
  • 3-day Annual Scientific Meeting: January each year.

All our courses and conferences are open to non-members.

Click on 'Courses & Conferences' above.





2018 BPNA Annual Conference

The next BPNA annual conference (#BPNA2018) will take place on:

London, 3-5 January 2018

5 minutes’ walk from Waterloo train station:

King's College London
Franklin-Wilkins Building
Waterloo Campus
150 Stamford Street

Map showing location 


Bookings and abstract submission page will open shortly at: https://www.bpna.org.uk/conference/2018/.  The deadline for abstracts is Monday 11 September 2017.


Call for Applications for PhD Studentship Applications

We have just launched our call for PhD studentship applications and I’d be grateful if you could share this with colleagues and students.

We are inviting applications from prospective PhD students whose research fits one of our priority themes: acquired brain damage, neuro-oncology, and headache and facial pain.

The studentships are open to both clinicians and non-clinicians; applicants must have applied to commence study towards a PhD at a recognised UK Higher Education Institution in autumn 2018. 

The submission deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 13th December 2017.
For further information on the remit of the call, and how to apply, please visit the webpage.  

With best wishes, Katie

P.S. You may notice that the application materials are in the name of Brain Research UK; this is our new working name and we are in the process of updating our website and all our materials to reflect this.