Annual Conference 2016

Reserve your place at the RCPCH Annual Conference

Where paediatricians and child health professionals come together to share good practice, discuss the latest in key clinical issues and discover cutting edge paediatric research.

The theme for next year’s event is Working together across boundaries. As a delegate, you will enjoy access to a top line-up of speakers, great networking opportunities and a choice of sessions so you can create the conference that's right for you.

We look forward to being joined by the Royal College of Nursing once again; their Children and Young People Nursing Conference will sit alongside our own event for the first two days.

Submit an abstract by 5pm, Thursday 3 December for the opportunity to share your research and knowledge.

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 Patient safety 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
  • Paediatric Critical Care Network - Not just transport to include transport, advice, service, education/training and regional guidelines, Dr Kate Parkins

0855-1115  Plenary Session

0855 – 0900 Welcome, Professor Neena Modi, RCPCH President
0900 – 0910 Welcome, RCPCH & Us members
0910 – 0940  Keynote Lecture: Working with doctors for patients across boundaries of care, Professor Terence Stephenson
0940 – 0955 Abstract Presentation 1
0955 – 1010 Abstract Presentation 2
1010 – 1025 Abstract Presentation 3
1025 – 1055  Keynote Lecture: Three parent families: how mitochondrial donation was brought to practice through public engagement,
                      Professor Doug Turnbull
1055 - 1105   Vice-President's update

1105 – 1140  COFFEE BREAK and Poster Viewing

1145 - 1300 Workshops

  • 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
  • Skills and simulations in paediatric emergencies
  • How to guide: meaningful engagement with children, young people and families
  • To play or GA? Organised by the The national association of health play specialists (NAHPS)

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
  • Ethics and Law Forum and Young Persons Health Special Interest Group
  • Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology
  • Quality improvement in child health: The six domains of healthcare quality
  • Paediatricians in Medical Management



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 Quality Improvement, speaker tbc

0800 – 0900  Clinical Guideline Session

0900-1100  Plenary Session

0900 - 0930   Windermere Lecture: The scientific basis of international stratagems required to combat obesity in infancy and childhood,
                       Professor Sir Peter Gluckman
0930 - 0945    Abstract Presentation 1
0945 – 1000   Abstract Presentation 2
1000 - 1015    Abstract Presentation 3
1015 - 1045    Keynote Lecture: Turning the world upside down: Implementing lessons from low resource settings in the NHS, Lord Nigel Crisp
1045 - 1100    Presentations for the Honorary Fellows 

1100 - 1140  COFFEE/TEA BREAK and Poster Viewing

1145 - 1300 Workshops:

  • Developing your career and those around you
  • Debriefing clinical and simulated events: iTrust, a practical approach
  • Overcoming personal and 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
  • Skills and simulations in paediatric emergencies
  • An approach to common skin problems in general paediatrics
  • Advocating for child health in the new SDG era


1200 - 1330  Honorary Fellows, Senior Fellows and Senior Members lunch (Invitation only)

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 and British Association of General Paediatrics
  • Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group
  • BPSU symposium

1700 - 1800   SAS session

1730 – 1900  Annual General Meeting of the RCPCH

1930 – 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, Dr Richard Appleton
  • The new RCPCH ePortfolio – understanding and utilising the system to your advantage, Ms Pippa Ashton
  • The dietetic management of non-IgE mediated food allergy, Dr Rosan Meyer
  • Everything you wanted to know about Paediatric Radiology but were afraid to ask, Dr Caren Landes

0800 – 0900 Clinical Guideline Session

0900-1100  Plenary Session

0900 - 0930    Keynote Lecture: Back to school: Challenges and rewards of engaging young children in scientific research
                       Professor Janet Stokes
0930 - 0945    Abstract Presentation 1
0945 – 1000   Abstract Presentation 2
1000 - 1015    Abstract Presentation 3
1015 - 1045    Keynote Lecture: TBC
1045 – 1100   Prize presentations
1105 - 1140 COFFEE/TEA BREAK and Poster Viewing

1145 - 1300 Workshops:

  • 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 and future
  • Skills and simulations in paediatric emergencies
  • Child health promotion: why? what? when? and how to make every contact count
  • Aspiring paediatrians

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
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Society, British Paediatric Respiratory Society and Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine
  • Trainee’s Session
  • British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group and British Association for Community Child Health

1500 – 1530 COFFEE BREAK and Poster Viewing

Social events overview

Welcome drinks

Tuesday 5:30 pm - 7 pm | ACC, Exhibition arena

Conference dinner

Wednesday 7:30 pm – midnight | Titanic Liverpool Hotel / Rum Warehouse

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Submit an abstract

Share your research and knowledge with fellow specialists. Participants are invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the RCPCH Annual Conference and RCN Children and Young People Nursing Conference.

Trainee paediatricians are also invited to submit a quality improvement project for oral presentation.

The deadline is 5pm, Thursday 3 December.


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.

Categories (including RCPCH and RCN members)            

Early bird rate (per day)

RCPCH Members
Ordinary members, fellows and associate Members


RCPCH Member Trainee
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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