South East Paediatric Epilepsy Group discuss genetics and childhood epilepsy
Young Epilepsy welcomed the South East Thames Paediatric Epilepsy Group to The Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre for their Summer Educational meeting, which this year discussed genetic testing in childhood epilepsy alongside a formal launch of the Kings Health Partners (KHP) epilepsy genetics clinic.
The SETPEG is a group of professionals working with children with epilepsy including consultant paediatricians and paediatric neurologists, senior trainees with specific epilepsy interest and responsibility; nurses with a specialist interest in epilepsy; neurophysiologists and senior EEG technologists; other professionals working in specialist epilepsy programmes including epilepsy surgeons, child psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists.
They meet to share best practice and provide safe practice based on best available evidence, and to participate in high quality research, through the provision of a network of professionals providing services for children and young people with epilepsy across the South East Thames region.
Attending the event is Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Elaine Hughes from Evelina Children’s Hospital who said:
Today was a great chance to meet with other healthcare professionals who specialise or have a specific interest in epilepsy. The meeting gives us the opportunity to share ideas and learn from each other, so we can support our patients and their families better. Thank you to Young Epilepsy for hosting our event and to all our colleagues for their enthusiastic participation.