Annual Conference

'Advocating for children in a rapidly changing world'

Next year's conference will take place at the ICC Birmingham from 28 to 30 April, 2015. 

Registration will open in late September 2014.

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Apr 28 - 30, 2015
International Conference Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham
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Programme
Day one overview

The first day's theme of the 2014 conference was Quality Improvement. Here is an overview of what the programme offered.

0800-0850

Personal Practice Sessions (repeated at 1145 - 1245)

  • Making every contact count: motivational interviewing skills for paediatricians - Professor Mitch Blair, Dr Diana Moss
  • Rapid response for unexpected death in childhood - Dr Elizabeth Dierckx
  • Developing self-management in chronic care - Dr Peter Lachman
0855-1140 Plenary Session
1145-1245 Personal Practice Sessions (repeat)
1145-1300 Developing Quality Improvement Ideas
1145-1300

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Children's Theme
A new era in supporting paediatric research

1145-1300 Medics and the Media
1300-1345 Lunch, Trade Exhibition and Poster Viewing
1345-1730 Symposium: Improving Care with Changes in the NHS - Lessons from Berwick Report
Organised by PIMMs and Clinical Standards
1345-1800
Specialty Group Sessions (open to all)
  • Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Young Persons Health and Paediatric Dermatology
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology & Nutrition 
  • Adolescent Bone
  • Paediatric Respiratory
  • Perinatal Medicine
  • Paediatric Mental Health and Community Child Health
1800-1900 Welcome Drinks Reception
1900-2000 Sponsored Symposium: Organised by ViroPharma
Emergency Treatment of Prolonged, Acute Seizures in Children - We have news for you!
1930-2130 Film: A Story of Children and Film
Screening and discussion with the film makers
1930-2200
Play: The Boudiccae
Devised by Dr Andrew N Williams
Based upon five monologues of Northamptonshire mothers of children with special needs

 

Day two overview

The first day's theme of the 2014 conference was National/International Health Systems. Here is an overview of what the programme offered.

0800-0855
Personal Practice Sessions (repeated at 1200 - 1300)
  • Commissioning Cost-Effective Paediatric Continence Services: New tools to support this process- Ms Norma Wilby and Dr Sameena Shakoor
  • Combining International with NHS Work: How to do it - Professor Steve Allen, Dr Jean Bowyer, Dr Toby Candler Asthmatic, Dr Louise Flemming
  • How to Improve Delivery Room Care from in Preterm Infants - Professor Colm O’Donnel
0900-1200 Plenary Session
1200-1300 Personal Practice Sessions (repeat)
1200-1300
Symposium: Improving health outcomes through psychosocial interventions
Organised by the Paediatric Psychology Network
1200-1300
Why Do Children Die?
Organised by RCPCH Mortality task and Finish group
1200-1315
Lunch for Honorary Fellows, Senior Fellows and Senior Members (Invitation Only)
1300-1345 Lunch, Trade Exhibition and Poster Viewing
1345-1415 Honorary Fellows, Senior Fellows and Senior Members 
1345-1800
Symposium: Participation and Accountability: “My Right to the Highest Standard of Health!”
Organised by UK Youth Advisory Panel, Young Persons Health Special Interest Group, RCPCH Parent and Carers Group
1345-1800 Trainees and Quality Improvement Session
1345-1800

Specialty Group Sessions (open to all)

  • Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia and Paediatric Haematology
  • History of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Paediatric Education
  • International Child Health
  • Childhood Disability and Paediatric Neurology
  • Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology 
  • Neurodevelopment Disorders in Children
1700-1800
Clinical Guideline Session 
  • NICE Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (quality standard) - Dr Daphne Keen 
  • NICE Epilepsies in children and young people (quality standard) - Dr Colin Dunkley 
1700-1900 Annual General Meeting of the RCPCH
1800-1900
Sponsored Symposium: Meningococcal Disease – Time for Action
Organised by Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics 
2000-0000 Congress Dinner

 

Day three overview

The first day's theme of the 2014 conference was Patient Safety. Here is an overview of what the programme offered.

0800-0855

Personal Practice Sessions (repeated at 1200 - 1300)

  • Clinical Ethics - Dr Jo Brierley 
  • Careers Guidance and Support - Ms Tanya Rehman 
  • Cerebral Palsy - Dr Karen Horridge 
  • Feeding the Preterm Baby - Professor Neena Modi
0800-0900
Clinical Guideline Session 
  • NICE Atopic Eczema in Children (quality standard) - Dr Sue Lewis-Jones 
  • NICE Feverish Illness in Children (clinical guideline) - Dr Martin Richardson
0900-1145 Plenary Session
1200-1300 Personal Practice Sessions (repeat)
1145-1300
Symposium: Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Beyond 
Organised by Advanced Life Support Group
1150-1315 SAS Update and Challenges Ahead
1150-1300 College Tutors Session
1150-1300
Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH) - Update and Paediatric Perspectives in the Management of Heterozygous FH
1300-1345 Lunch, Trade Exhibition and Poster Viewing
1345-1700 Symposium: Delivering Safe and Reliable Care - Essentials of Patient Safety
 

Specialty Group Sessions (open to all)

  • Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology 
  • Paediatric Allergy Immunology and Infection and General Paediatrics 
  • Paediatric Palliative Medicine / Ethics and Law and Paediatric Intensive Care 
  • Inherited Metabolic Disease and Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes 
  • Child and Adolescent Public Health 
  • Clinical Managers

 

Social events overview

The 2014 conference offered many social opportunities, including the below.

Welcome drinks reception

An opportunity for a glass of wine with colleagues, faculty and members of College staff 
Tuesday, 6pm - 7pm, Hall 3, ICC Conference Centre

British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin: Paediatric Forum professional networking dinner

BAPIO hosted an Indian meal, music and dance
Tuesday, 7:30pm - 11:30pm, Hadley Hall, Bearwood Road, Birmingham
Contact: admin@bapio.co.uk or 01234 212879
Invitation flyer (PDF)

Christian Medical Fellowship - breakfast

Paediatrician members of the CMF hosted a breakfast with Dr Pablo Fernandez speaking on 'How to walk on water'. 
Wednesday, 8 - 8:55am - Hall 7, ICC Conference Centre
Contact: Ruth Haley - events@cmf.org.uk or 020 7234 9660
Invitation flyer (PDF)

RCPCH Congress dinner

RCPCH hosted a night to remember, with its popular annual conference dinner. Tickets - 57.50.
Wednesday, 8pm - midnight, Birmingham City Council Hall

Ulster Cup Golf Tournament

This annual golf competition
1:30pm, Edgbaston Golf Club
Contact: Jayne Bovill - jayne.bovill@heartofengland.nhs.uk