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.

May 24 - 26, 2017
ICC, Birmingham
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Programme
Day one overview

Wednesday 24 May: Health Policy in the UK & QI

Please note that this schedule is continually added to, and and is subject to small change.

Personal practice sessions - 8:00 am - 8:45 am (repeated at 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

  • Eating disorders for the general paediatrician - Dr Simon Chapman
  • Complete Clinic Management - Dr Rachael Mitchell, Lizzie Smith and Kum Gomez
  • QI  in practice - Learning from Experience - Dr Kate Pryde
  • Cathetrisation in children -Urethral and Mitrofanoff - Angela Downer
  • Supporting yound healthy minds - practical help and advice from MindEd - Dr Alistair Thomson
  • We may not find a cause - managing somatisation in the paediatric clinic - Dr Sheila Peters

Plenary and keynote speakers - 9:00 am - 11:40 am

  • Welcome by Professor Neena Modi, President, RCPCH
  • Welcome, Children & Young People (&Us network), RCPCH
  • "Learning Together clinics: Looking to the future – training for and in integrated child health", Dr Chloe Macaulay
  • "Teenagers’ perspectives on their decisional involvement in the context of interactions with healthcare professionals"
    Emma Day
  • "Burden of child and adolescent obesity for clinical services across the treatment pathway in England: analysis of national survey data", Professor Russell Viner
  • Keynote: "Tackling health inequalities: a European perspective", Professor Johan Mackenbach, Chair and Professor of Public Health, Department of Public Health

Workshops - 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Current confirmed workshop titles include:

  • How can the RCPCH encourage and stimulate service improvement through national clinical audits?
  • How do you identify and navigate learning needs? A workshop for trainers and trainees, Dr Ki Pang and Dr Judith Van der Voort
  • Promoting mental health and wellbeing for all children and young people: making every contact count, Dr Max Davie and Jess Deighton
  • Paediatricians, politics and the media - advocating across the 4 nations, RCPCH External Affairs Team
  • Children and Young People Engagement 'How to' session
  • How can PCO UK help me? Dr Munib Haroon and Dr Richard Pratt
  • Clinical leaders surgery, Dr Lisa Kauffman
  • Safety in electronic prescribing systems, Dr Yincent Tse and Dr Layla Campbell
  • Improving child health outcomes with multi-disciplinary networks: Learning from Wessex & Northern Ireland, Dr Kate Pryde and Lorraine Major
  • How can Quality Improvement improve Child Health? Dr David Vaughan
  • RCPCH ePortfolio, Dr David Lay
  • Measuring change at a local level: quality improvement measures for acute general general paediatric services
    Dr Daniel Lumsden and Dr Dougal Hargreaves
  • Royal College of Nursing: Transforming care for children and young people with continuing care needs and their families, Chair: Orla Mc Alinden
  • Mentoring - developing skills to support paediatric careers
    Dr Carrie Mackenzie, Dr Renu Khetan, Dr Quen Mok

Lunchtime - 1:10 pm - 1:55 pm 

  • Resilience workshop – surviving and thriving in Paediatrics, Dr Sanjay Suri and Dr Eleanor Nash
  • Launch of New Clinical Guideline: Stroke in Childhood, Dr Vijeya Ganesan
  • Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolaemia - statins - to use or not to use,
    Dr Uma Ramaswami and Lorraine Priestley-Barnham
  • UK National Screening committee, Dr Graham Shortland  
     

Specialty groups and symposiums - 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm 

  • Child Protection Special Interests Group
  • Ethics and Law Forum
  • UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group and British Paediatrics Haematology Society
  • Paediatric Mental Health Association and Young Persons Health Special Interests Group
  • British Association for Child and Adolescent Public Health
  • British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes and British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • Trainees' Session
  • The British Paediatric Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Group
  • Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group
  • Children and Young People symposia
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  • SAS (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)  

ALSG And Resuscitation Council (UK) simulations in paediatric emergencies

Including simulations from the new APLS 6e and EPALS courses, a team of experienced instructors will offer you the opportunity to update your key skills with hands on practical training in paediatric emergencies.The sessions will be running throughout the conference in Hall 3 (Gallery) where you can reserve your place at the training.

  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • 3:15 – 4:15 on
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

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.  

Day two overview

Thursday 25 May: International Day

Please note that this schedule is continually being added to and is subject to small change.

Personal practice sessions - 8:00 am - 8:45 am (repeated at 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

  • Sleep, learning and epilepsy, Professor Deb Pal
  • The paediatrician's forensic role in acute sexual assault, Dr Lesley Peers
  • The use of in-situ simulation to enhance education and test safety systems within an acute paediatric setting, Mrs Coral Rees, Dr Alison Semmens, Dr Sally Richards
  • Paediatricians in support of humanitarian aid and disaster programmes as reservists, Dr Brigid Allagoa
  • Practical approaches to medication safety:  innovative quality improvement ideas for reducing harm from medication error, Dr Jane Runnacles and Dr Alice Roueche
  • Improving care of the injured child: from prevention to rehabilitation, Dr Stewart Cleeve & Dr Jessica Ng
  • Integrated working to enable the administration of a blended diet via gastrostomy in the community, Sian Thomas
  • Does co-production have a role in everyday practice? Carmen Soto
  • Holding children for clinical procedures: What we think we do, what we say we do, and what we should do, Lucy Bray

Plenary and keynote speakers - 9:00 am - 11:40 am

  • George Frederic Still Memorial Lecture, "Life course approach to NCD prevention", Professor Mark Hanson
  • Keynote: "Refugee children in the UK and how to offer appropriate care", Lord Alf Dubs
  • "Effects of the Rojiroti microfinance programme on nutrition in very poor children under five in India", Shalini Ojha
  • "Developing an early intervention programme for children at high-risk of neurodevelopmental impairment in Uganda", Karen Martin
  • "Referral characteristics and clinical findings in children presenting with suspected historical sexual abuse", Sarah Al-Jilaihawi
  • Presentation for the Honorary Fellows and Visiting Fellows

 

Workshops 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Current confirmed workshop titles include:

  • How to manage skin conditions in everyday paediatric practice; a simple guide to manage vascular lesions and genital rashes, Dr Karolina Gholam & Tess McPherson
  • Impact of culture on performance - cultural awareness workshop, Dr Amit Gupta and Dr Alok Sharma
  • Moving forward with an outcomes based curriculum, Ashley Reece
  • Using specialised play to provide positive patient experience in acute settings, Sian Spencer-Little
  • Engaging with families about medicines; how knowledge can empower children and their carers, Dr Helen Sammons and Ms Tara Kerr-Elliot
  • How do you compare? Findings from four years of invited reviews, Dr Jonathan Cardwell and Ms Carol Williams
  • How to include global child health in your paediatric career, Dr Dan Magnus, Dr Jacqui le Geyt and Professor Liz Molyneux
  • Informatics for paediatrics - transitioning child health into the digital age, Kathy Farndon and Karen Horridge
  • Involving children and young people in research - what’s the point? Kate Harvey, Lindsey Hunter  
  • Children and young people engagement 'how to' session
  • How to ensure lay representation when developing paediatric clinical guidelines. Dr Asmaa Abdelhamid and Dr Gemma Villanueva
  • The role of networks and collaboratives in developing and spreading quality improvement initiatives, Dr Dominic Allwood and Dr Peter-Marc Fortune
  • Royal College of Nursing: Planning care for a diverse population with specialist needs: meeting the challenges, Chair: Doris Corkin
  • Aspiring paediatricians session for Medical Students and Foundation Doctors, including the final of the Tony Jackson Prize

 

Lunchtime - 1:10 pm - 1:55 pm

  • Paediatric Assessment Units - standards and practice examples

 Specialty groups and symposiums - 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm

  • Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • International Child Health Group
  • British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Association of General Paediatrics and Paediatric Education Special Interests Group
  • Paediatrician's in Medical Management
  • British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group and British Paediatric Neurology Association
  • Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology
  • George Still Forum
  • British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology and British Paediatric Respiratory Society
  • British Association for Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric Intensive Care Society
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Honorary Fellows, Senior Fellows and Senior Members session - download programme here (PDF).

Annual General Meeting of the RCPCH - 5.45 pm - 7.15 pm

ALSG And Resuscitation Council (UK) simulations in paediatric emergencies

Including simulations from the new APLS 6e and EPALS courses, a team of experienced instructors will offer you the opportunity to update your key skills with hands on practical training in paediatric emergencies.The sessions will be running throughout the conference in Hall 3 (Gallery) where you can reserve your place at the training.

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm
  • 3:15 – 4:15 on
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm

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.

 

Day three overview

Friday 26 May: Pure Science and Research

Please note that this schedule is continually being added to and is subject to small change.

Personal practice sessions - 8:00 am - 8:45 am (repeated at 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm)

  • Towards safer nasojejunal tube management, Hazel Rollins
  • Show me the money: developing a research grant application, Dr Helen Hancock and Angela Mensah
  • Managing constipation and faecal incontinence in children, Dr Stewart Cleeve
  • The dizzy child - assessing balance in a child, Dr Soumit Dasgupta
  • Management of pain in advanced cancer, Dr Michelle Koh

 

Plenary and keynote speakers - 9:00 am - 11:40 am

  • Keynote: "NIHR Children's Research - Celebrating a decade of success and looking to the future", Professor Paul Dimitri, NIHR National Children's Speciality Lead
  • Keynote: "The control of pneumococcal disease: vaccine solutions and future challenges", Professor David Goldblatt
     Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology and Head of the Immunobiology Unit at the Institute of Child Health, University College London
  • "Interleukin Response to Cyclical Mechanical Stretch with Models of Different Neonatal Ventilation Modes", Christopher Harris
  • Risk of invasive pneumococcal disease in children with sickle cell disease in England: National Observational Cohort Sutdy, 2010-2015, Dr Godwin Oligbu
  • Associations between measured of child proverty, health-care use, and health outcomes in English national datasets, Dougal Hargreaves

Workshops 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Current confirmed workshop titles include:

  • How to negotiate the research maze – practical advice for researchers, Dr Chris Gale and Dr Rishiraj Caleyachetty
  • Your name in lights – how to get your paper published
  • Early and rapid diagnosis in severe genetic disorders – improving outcomes, Nick Lench, Dr Arunabha Ghosh  and Dr Emma Clement
  • The impact of early child health experiences, Helen Griffiths
  • College tutor briefing, Dr Naeem Ayub, Dr Andrew Long and Dr David Evans
  • Picket: from preliminaries to publication, Dr Ian Wacogne and Dr Bob Phillips
  • NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN), Dr Vanessa Poustie
  • Using Social Media Wisely - a workshop for explorers, interested lurkers and complete novices, Becky Hepworth and Dr Damian Roland
  • One PEWS for all? The pros and cons of adopting a standard practice improvement measure, Dr Damian Roland
  • Inbetweeners - facilitating the transition from senior trainee to new consultant, Dr Louise Budd
  • Running a service for children with Down Syndrome, Elizabeth Marder and Dr Mary Small
  • Children and young people "How to" engagement session

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Specialty groups and symposiums - 2:00 pm - 5.45 pm

  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine
  • British Academy of Childhood Disability and British Association for Community Child Health
  • British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology
  • Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine

 

ALSG And Resuscitation Council (UK) simulations in paediatric emergencies

Including simulations from the new APLS 6e and EPALS courses, a team of experienced instructors will offer you the opportunity to update your key skills with hands on practical training in paediatric emergencies.The sessions will be running throughout the conference in Hall 3 (Gallery) where you can reserve your place at the training.

  • 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • 10:45 - 11:45 am
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm

 

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.
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Fees

Registration for Conference 2017 is now open.

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

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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
£180
Non Member
WITH a primary medical qualification
£225
RCN Member
Nurses, midwives, health visitors
£150
RCN Member - Student £50

 

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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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