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.



BPNA position statement on use of cannabis related products in the treatment of complex epilepsies (4 July 2018)



The BMA Foundation for Medical Research awards research grants each year (totalling approximately £700,000) to encourage and further medical research in a variety of areas. One of these grants, the Vera Down, 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.

The Foundation would like to raise awareness of the availability of this grant to as wide an audience as possible. Given the scope of your organisation we would be grateful if you could promote the availability of this grant to interested individuals.

In 2018, the Vera Down grant will be awarded for an amount up to £65,000. This grant, and other BMA Foundation grants will be available to apply for online on the BMA Foundation website from 01 January 2019. The application deadline is 1 March 2019. For more information on the Vera Down, other BMA Foundation grants and to apply, please see: www.bmafoundationmr.org.uk

Please follow this link to the BMA Foundation grants poster for your interest. Please feel free to disseminate this information as widely as possible, in particular to any potential applicants.

If you have any queries please contact researchgrants@bma.org.uk or telephone 020 7383 6341.