Annual Conference 2016

'Working together across boundaries'

We are pleased to announce that the theme for the 2016 RCPCH annual conference will be ‘Working together across boundaries’. Planning for next year’s extensive programme has begun.

Abstract submissions now open - see below.

Apr 26 - 28, 2016
ACC, Liverpool
Day one overview

Theme: Working with children and their families across the boundaries of care

0800 – 0855  Personal Practice Sessions:

End of Life Care,
Dr Joe Brierley
Foundations of Quality Improvement,
Speaker TBC
Brain tumours – diagnosis, management and challenges,
Professor David Walker
Current trends on the management of obesity,
Dr Billy White
Helping families to trouble-shoot behaviour,
Dr Max Davie
Reducing the incidence of food allergy; when and how should mothers wean their infants onto solids,
Dr Michael Perkin


0855-1115  Plenary Session Hall 1  

0855 – 0900 Welcome, Professor Neena Modi, RCPCH President
0900 – 0915 Welcome, Youth Advisory Panel, RCPCH   - TBC
0915 – 0945  Keynote: Working with doctors for patients across boundaries of care, Professor Terence Stephenson
0945 – 1000 Abstract Presentation 1
1000 – 1015 Abstract Presentation 2
1015 – 1030 Abstract Presentation 3
1030 – 1100  Keynote:
1100 – 1115 Q&A
1115 – 1145  COFFEE BREAK and Poster Viewing


1145 - 1300


Press, politics and child health: advocating across the 4-nations APLS 6th edition: the practical approach to paediatric emergencies Paediatric Care Online: a new point-of-care resource Quality Improvement in Child Health: The Six Domains of Healthcare Quality Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group session Skills and simulations in
paediatric emergencies
How to guide – meaningful engagement with children, young people and families


1345 – 1800 Workshops and symposiums:

  • British Paediatric Haematology Society and UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
  • British Paediatric Allergy Immunology and Infection and British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Paediatric Education Special Interest Groups and Paediatric Mental Health Association
  • British Association for Community Child Health
  • Ethics and Law Forum
  • Young Persons Health Special Interest Group
  • British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group
  • Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology

1500 – 1530 COFFEE BREAK and Poster Viewing

1730 - 1845   Welcome Drinks reception Hall 2

1800 – 1900  Annual General Meeting of the RCPCH Hall 1

Day two overview

Theme: Working with partners to improve global child health


0800 – 0855 Personal Practice Sessions:

Medical Mediation/resolving disputes
Esse Menson
Working internationally as a trainee, consultant and upon retirement
Dr Mark Lee, Dr Bhanu Williams and Dr Jean Bowyer
Female genital mutilation: what every paediatrician should know
Dr Deborah Hodes
Managing the dying patient
Dr Richard Hain
Foundations of patient safety


0800 – 0900  Clinical Guideline Session

0900-1100  Plenary Session Hall 1  
0900 - 0930  Keynote:
0930 - 0945 Abstract Presentation 1
0945 – 1000 Abstract Presentation 2
1000 - 1015 Abstract Presentation 3
1015 - 1045  Keynote:
1045 - 1055 Q&A
1055 – 1110  Presentations for the Honorary Fellows and Visiting Fellows
1110 - 1130  COFFEE/TEA BREAK and Poster Viewing

1130 - 1300


Developing your career and those around you Debriefing clinical and simulated events: iTrust, a practical approach Overcoming Personal & Professional challenges of working in stressful environments Clinical leads – making the most of your college Engaging with Families about Medicines: Using the Experiences of a Year of Meds IQ SAS Session Skills and simulations in
paediatric emergencies


1345 – 1800 Workshops and symposiums:

  • Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology and British Society of Paediatric Dermatology
  • International Child Health Group
  • British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Child Protection Special Interest Group
  • British Association For Child and Adolescent Public Health
  • British Association of General Paediatrics
  • Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group
  • BPSU symposium

1500 – 1530  COFFEE BREAK and Poster Viewing 
2000 – 0000 Congress Dinner, The Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse

Day three overview

Theme: Working together to understand the health and wellbeing of children


0800 – 0855 Personal Practice Sessions:

How to get a paper published
Dr Mark Beattie
Developments in paediatric transfusion practice,
Dr Sarah Morley
To EEG or not EEG, that is the question,
Richard Appleton
ePortfolio The dietetic management of non-IgE mediated food allergy,
Dr Rosan Meyer


0800 – 0900 Clinical Guideline Session Hall 8b

0900-1100  Plenary Session Hall 1  
0900 - 0930 Keynote:
0930 - 0945 Abstract Presentation 1
0945 – 1000 Abstract Presentation 2
1000 - 1015 Abstract Presentation 3
1015 - 1045   Keynote:
1045 - 1055 Q&A
1055 – 1110  Prize presentations
1110 - 1130  COFFEE/TEA BREAK and Poster Viewing

1130 - 1300 Mentoring – developing skills to support paediatric careers/RCPCH mentoring scheme – what’s new? Social Media – For Cynics and Champions Using Clinical Audits to Drive Quality Improvement Shape of the future: reviewing the paediatric training curriculum Writing for Education and Practice edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood Situation Awareness for Everyone (S.A.F.E): Past, Present & Future Skills and simulations in
paediatric emergencies


1345 – 1800 Workshops and symposiums:

  • British Association for Paediatric Nephrology and British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group
  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine
  • Clinical Genetics Group and British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
  • Paediatrician’s in Medical Management
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Society, British Paediatric Respiratory Society and Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine
  • British Paediatric Neurology Association and  British Academy of Childhood Disability
  • Trainee’s Session

1500 – 1530                                                  COFFEE BREAK and Poster Viewing

Submit an abstract

The Annual Conference Organising Committee invites participants to submit an abstract for oral or paper presentation at next year's Annual Conference - the theme is 'working together across boundaries'. This is your opportunity to share research and knowledge with fellow specialists and become an integral part of the UK’s largest paediatric and child health conference.

Trainees - do you have a quality improvement project you want to share? Submit your abstract for the trainees' session. Find out more (PDF).


Book your place at the UK’s biggest and most exciting paediatrics and child health conference. Take advantage of the early bird reduced registration fee by booking before the discount closes on 26 February 2016.


Early Bird rate (per day)

RCPCH Members
Ordinary members, fellows and associate Members

RCPCH Member Trainee Rate
ST1-ST8 grades and FY1 and FY2 Doctors

RCPCH Member SAS Rate
Staff, Associate Specialist Doctors / Specialty Doctors


RCPCH Member Affiliate Member Rate
Nurses, Midwives, and all other allied health professionals


RCPCH Student Member Rate

RCPCH Senior Member Rate
Senior Fellows, Senior Members and Honorary Fellows

Non Member rate
without a primary medical qualification - includes allied health professionals


Non Member Rate
with a primary medical qualification


RCN Member Rate
Nurses, Midwives & Health Visitors (RCN Members)


RCN Student Member Rate




Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP

ACC Liverpool is a striking, award-winning venue located on the Liverpool waterfront next to the Albert Dock. Liverpool is a vibrant, modern city, proud of its rich heritage and renowned for its friendly people.

The venue is easily accessible via rail, road and air. It's is a short taxi or bus ride away from Liverpool Lime Street station and its direct services to London that take little over two hours. There is ample parking and accommodation onsite.

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