RCPCH Conference

Abstract submission for 2018 is now open

The Organising Committee invites you to offer a paper for presentation - an opportunity to share your research and experiences with fellow specialists and become an integral part of the UK’s largest paediatric and child health conference. Our deadline is 22 October.

Guidelines and how to submit your abstract

Early Bird Registration now open

Reserve your place now and receive over 25% off of your Conference pass.

Mar 13 - 15, 2018
SEC, Glasgow
Day one overview

Tuesday 13 March 

Keynote Speakers:

Professor David Archard, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Professor of Philosophy at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, at Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Neena Modi, Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Imperial College London and President of the RCPCH

Special Interest Groups

  1. British Association for Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric Intensive Care Socety
  2. Paediatrician's in Medical Management
  3. British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group and British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  4. British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infection Group
  5. British Paediatric Neurology Association
  6. Association of General Paediatrics and Paediatric Mental Health Association
  7. Trainees session
  8. BAPIO 'Hot Topics'


The International Network of Paediatric Surveillance Units (INOPSU)

We are pleased to announce that INOPSU will be hosting their Annual Conference with us in Glasgow, and this will include a full day programme on Tuesday 13th March. Further details to be announced in due course.

Workshops and Personal Practice sessions will be announced by Friday 6th October.


Day two overview

Wednesday 14 March 

Keynote Speakers

Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and the Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University

Dr Anthony Costello, Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), World Health Organization

Special Interest Groups

  1. Child Protection Special Interests Group
  2. British Association for Community Child Health and Paediatric Educators Special Interest Group
  3. British Association of Perinatal Medicine
  4. British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
  5. Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology
  6. International Child Health Group
  7. Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS) session

 Workshops and Personal Practice sessions will be announced by Friday 6th October.

Day three overview

Thursday 15 March 

Keynote Speakers

Professor Jason Leitch, Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy

Professor John Lantos, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri and the University of Missouri, Kansas City

Shona Robison MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Scotland

Special Interest Groups

  1. Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  2. British Society of Haematology and UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
  3. British Academy of Childhood Disability and British Association for Child and Adolescent Public Health
  4. Ethics & Law Forum
  5. British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health and Senior Members, Senior Fellows and Honorary Fellows session
  6. George Still Forum
  7. British Paediatric Respiratory Society and British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology
  8. British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology

Workshops and Personal Practice sessions will be announced by Friday 6th October.

Social events overview

Social events

Lord Provost of Glasgow, Welcome Drinks Reception

Tuesday 13 March, 17:45-19:00

Delegates at welcome drinks reception

The Lord Provost of Glasgow will be welcoming our delegates and exhibitors to the city by hosting a drinks reception.

The reception will take place in Halls 1&2 (Exhibition Hall) of the SEC, and will be an excellent opportunity to meet exhibitors who will be sharing their knowledge of the latest innovations in child health.

RCPCH Conference Dinner

Wednesday 14 March, 19:30 - 00:00

Delegates at the Conference dinner

Make new connections and catch up with friends and colleagues at this year's Congress dinner. Enjoy an exquisite meal and dancing in the beautiful surroundings of one of Glasgow's most spectacular venues in the heart of the city centre. 

Tickets are priced at £60 and include a 3 course meal and accompaniments, arrival sparkling wine (or a soft drink alternative) and a selection of wine with dinner. 

Hosted at Grand Central Hotel

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The Scottish Exhibition Centre, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW

The SEC is Scotland's largest exhibition centre, located in the district of Finnieston on the north bank of the River Clyde, Glasgow.

It is one of the three main venues within the Scottish Event Campus.

Glasgow is well connected by train, bus and air. And, there is plenty of parking on site. 

More about the city, your travel and accommodation




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