2nd Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium (2PNS)

Venue: Leriba Lodge

Location: Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 23, 2009
Early Registration Date: May 31, 2009
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The aim of the symposium:
To provide you, within a single week, with a firm and complete grounding in the principles and practice of paediatric neuropsychology – from the anatomy of the developing brain to neuropsychological disorders, neuropsychiatric presentation and radiology. The symposium will also facilitate a networking initiative across South Africa for those working with children with neurological and neuropsychiatric difficulties.

Refresher Day (Optional)
Monday 19 October 2009
This is intended for those who are new to Paediatric Neuropsychology, or who are not familiar with the role of the Paediatric Neurologist, or for those who have little or no knowledge of brain anatomy.

Days Talks
Introduction to Paediatric Neuropsychology: the ABC’s
An Overview of Paediatric Neurology Introduction to Neuroanatomy
This includes a practical in the lab.

The Main Symposium
Tuesday 20 October to Friday 23 October 2009
Leriba Lodge
• Developmental Neuroanatomy (Brain Development) Neuropsychiatry of Stroke in Children
• Introduction to Paediatric Neuroradiology (Brain CT and MRI in Children)
• Neuropsychiatry of Paediatric Head Injury
• Introduction to Paediatric Neuropathology Plasticity or vulnerability - the Impact of Early Childhood Brain Injury
• Personality Change and Child Head Injury
• Traumatic Brain Injury: Outcomes, Predictors and Interventions
• Perceptual Disorders in Children
• Assessment of Attention and Executive Function in Children
• Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Epilepsy
• Neuropsychology of Childhood Epilepsy
• Neuropsychology of Autistic Spectrum
• Disorders Issues in Testing in Child Neuropsychology in South Africa


Leriba Lodge
245 End Avenue
South Africa