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.



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.



Cannabis derived medicinal products

Please follow the link above for the BPNA position statement and guidance about cannabis derived medicinal products.

BMA Foundation for medical research

The BMA Foundation awards research grants each year to encourage and further medical research in a variety of areas. The Vera Down award is to assist research into neurological disorders. Applications are invited from UK-registered medical practitioners and a member of the BMA. Applications can be for either research in progress or prospective research.  Application deadline 1 March 2019.