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.
  • Webinar Lectures Series

All our courses and conferences are open to non-members
Click on 'Courses & Conferences' above.
For Webinar Lecture Series click here


Childhood Neurological Conditions Priority Setting Partnership

The British Paediatric Neurology Association and James Lind Alliance have just launched a Priority Setting Partnership survey to help define the Top 10 unanswered questions about the treatment of Childhood Neurological Conditions.

We would like to invite you to help us ensure that the surveys and workshop we carry out involve those whose lives are affected by these conditions and the clinicians who treat them.
The first stage of the PSP is to ask patients, carers and clinicians, via an online survey, for questions about childhood neurological conditions where there is uncertainty about the effectiveness of treatments.
For more information about the Priority Setting Partnership please visit our webpage which sets out our objectives and who is involved in our Steering Group. 


Paediatric neurology services are still available to our patients at this difficult time.  Patients and their families should not hesitate to contact their Consultant or Specialist Nurse if they have concerns.

The BPNA has developed a guidance document concerning the management of paediatric neurology patients during the coronavirus pandemic. Download document.  This document cannot cover all the different scenarios that we deal with on a day to day basis but it does make some general and important points.   

During the ongoing situation, BPNA courses to the end of June 2020 have been postponed. We will start taking bookings for September-December 2020 courses when social distancing restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, please register your interest and we will contact you when bookings open. We are accepting bookings for courses from January 2021 onwards.  Book BPNA short-course

In the meantime, you may wish to enrol on BPNA distance learning units, which provide entirely online learning in Epilepsy, Neonatal Neurology, Headache, etc. Explore BPNA Distance Learning

14th European Paediatric Neurology Society Congress
28 April - 2 May 2022, Glasgow