RCPCH Conference 2017

Healthy child, healthy future: the developmental origins of health and disease

RCPCH Conference is where paediatricians and child health professionals meet to share good practice, discuss the latest clinical issues and explore cutting-edge advances in paediatric research.

Registration is now open.

Download the full PDF programme

Download the full PDF exhibition guide

Speaking at the Conference?
There is no need to send your presentations in advance. A speaker preview room will be available on the day from 7.30am where a technician will be on hand to upload your slides to your specified room. Download our speaker presentation guide here.

May 24 - 26, 2017
ICC, Birmingham




Social events overview

Wednesday 24 May

Welcome Drinks Reception 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us in the exhibition hall for complimentary beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available), a chance to visit exhibitors and and opportunity to network with colleagues. 

BAPIO Dinner 

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin will be hosting their popular dinner on the evening of the 24th May at the  IBIS Styles Hotel, Hagley Road, B16 9LQ. For further information please click here.


Thursday 25 May

RCPCH 21st Anniversary Ball and Dinner - 7.30 pm - 12:00 am 

2017 sees the RCPCH celebrate 21 years of advocating for child health. Please come and join the celebration with inclusive arrival drinks, a 3 course meal and night of music and dancing with a live swing band. 

Tickets are £85 per person.

You can purchase when you register for Conference.

Or, if you've already registered your place, you can go back to the registration site, select Click here to register and then select RCPCH Conference Dinner only.

The Great Conference Birthday Cake Knit Along - running throughout Conference
A great opportunity for knitters and crocheters of all levels to relax and be creative! Join Caroline Fertleman (RCPCH) and Bernie Carter (RCN) to knit and/or crochet a birthday cake and yarn bomb some letters spelling both the RCPCH and RCN. If you would like to take part please bring along some yarn and needles/hooks.This is a project for delegates to enjoy together and to complete over the refreshment breaks on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th May. More details on location to follow, but in the meantime check out Caroline and Bernie's work on Ravelry.

Registration for Conference 2017 is now open.

Book your place at the UK’s biggest and most exciting paediatrics and child health conference.


Standard day rate

RCPCH Member - Associate, Fellow, Ordinary £179
RCPCH Member rate - Trainee (ST1-ST8 grades and FY1 and FY2) £152
RCPCH Member - SAS £152
RCPCH Member - Affiliate £152
RCPCH Member - Medical Student £50
RCPCH Member - Senior £58
Non Member
WITHOUT a primary medical qualification
Non Member
WITH a primary medical qualification
RCN Member
Nurses, midwives, health visitors
RCN Member - Student £50



The International Convention Centre Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA 

Located in the centre of vibrant Birmingham, the ICC is one of Europe’s most high profile and well-connected conference centres.

Birmingham can be easily reached by rail, road and air. The ICC is served by the UK’s largest interchange rail station, Birmingham New Street and the smaller Five Ways Station. Both stations are a short walk from the ICC and taxi ranks are situated close by.

There is abundant, multi-storey parking a short walk away. It is accessible for wheelchair users and those with access requirements.

You can book a range of accommodation.


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