Annual Conference 2015

'Advocating for children in a rapidly changing world'

Make sure you’re part of the UK’s largest paediatrics and child health conference in 2015.

Our invigorating programme includes a wide range of symposia and workshops, notable keynote speakers from diverse professional background, updates on key clinical issues, the latest paediatric science and an extensive abstract programme.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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

Theme: Advocating for children through improving health services


Personal Practice Sessions

  • How I manage steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome, Professor Nicholas Webb
  • Co- morbidity in ASD: diagnostic and treatment difficulties, Dr Khalid Karim
  • Fed up? Caring for children on parenteral nutrition. Views from the coalface; parent, gastroenterologist, dietician and paediatrician, Dr Krishna Soondrum, Lisa Sutton, Tracey Johnson, Dr Caroline Fertleman  
  • Cystic fibrosis management, Dr Siobhan Carr
  • Skin conditions in children and infants: Common problems and misconceptions, Dr Mary Glover

Plenary Session

Keynote speakers:

  • Seizing the day to improve the lives and health of our children and young people, Professor Sir Albert Aynsley Green
  • Integrating child health services, Kath Evans, Head of Patient Experience NHS England
1145-1300 Symposium: Disability Matters
1145-1300 Symposium: Health Promotion

Workshop: Paediatric Care Online

1145-1300 Workshop: Spreading improvements in care
1300-1345 Lunch, Trade Exhibition and Poster Viewing
  • Health promotion
  • Developing person centred care - organised by the RCPCH Clinical Standards team and PIMMs
  • Current issues in Child Protection - hosted by Child Protection Special Interest Group
  • The skin as a sign post to the central nervous system - hosted by  British Society of Paediatric Dermatology and British Paediatric Neurology Association
  • Paediatric Emergency Symposium - hosted by Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Neonatal update for all - hosted by British Association of Perinatal Medicine
  • Young Persons Health Special Interest Group
  • Advances in Paediatric Cardiology (An Update for Paediatricians & Neonatologists -  hosted by Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology
  • Learning on the job: are service and training mutually exclusive - hosted by Paediatric Education Special Interest Groups
  • ‘Bone health in disability’ - hosted by British Academy of Childhood Disability and British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group
1800-1900 Welcome Drinks Reception


Day two overview

Theme: International child health advocacy

Personal Practice Sessions
  • Bringing international experience back to the NHS: advocating for children in a global context, Dr Dan Magnus
  • Assessment and investigation of the child with disordered development, Dr Karen Horridge
  • CPD: minimising the pain and maximising the benefit’, Dr Carol Roberts
  • Resolving conflict in paediatrics, Ms Sarah Barclay
  • Assessment and investigation of the child with disordered development, Dr Dilip Nathan
  • FGM: what does it mean for your pratice, Dr Deborah Hodes

Plenary Session

Keynote Lecture: Ending all preventable child deaths, Justin Forsyth, CEO, Save the Children

Windermere Lecture: Child health: Old and new challenges"? Professor Peter Piot, Director and Professor of Global Health

1130 - 1300 Sympoium: Child Mortality
Symposium: Patient safety: Making it safe for children
College Tutors Session
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 


  • Child Health History Symposium - hosted by British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Reducing Global Child Deaths: Where Next?, hosted by the International Child Health Group
  •  Current and future challenges in paediatric services - a joint open session hosted by the British Association of General Paediatrics and the Paediatricians in Medical Management Group
  • Multi system diseases in children: Hosted by British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology and British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
  • British Paediatric Respiratory Society and Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine and Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine
  • UK Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group and British Paediatric Haematology Society
  • Who do you think you're talking to? Paediatric Communications Symposium
1800-1900 Annual General Meeting of the RCPCH
2000-0000 Congress Dinner, Hyatt Hotel


Day three overview

Theme: Advocating through science and research


Personal Practice Sessions 

  • What is most generally missed in general paediatrics, Dr Colin Powell
  • Management of gastrointestinal problems for general paediatricians, Professor Huw Jenkins
  • Aches and pains in childhood: common musculoskeletal problems, Dr Clarissa Pilkington
  • Providing advice throughout the paediatric career: are you equipped?’ Dr Camilla Kingdon and Dr Helen Goodyear  
Clinical Guideline Session 
0900-1100 Plenary Session
1130 - 1300 Workshop: Medics and the media
Symposium: Paediatric genomics: diagnosis as the gateway to treatment
1130-1300 Situation awareness for everyone
1130 - 1300 Your career in paediatrics
Research in action: improving care by improving research
1300-1345 Lunch, Trade Exhibition and Poster Viewing
1345-1800 Trainees Session


  • British Paediatric Allergy Immunology and Infection and British Association for Community Child Health
  • IEM, dysmorphology and genomics - hosted by British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group and Clinical Genetics Group
  • British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes and British Association for Paediatric Nephrology
  • Paediatric Mental Health Association and British Association For Child and Adolescent Public Health
  • George Still Forum
  • Ethics and Law Forum



Conference fees


Earlybird booking rate
(per day)

Regular rate
(per day)

RCPCH members
Ordinary members, fellows and associate Members

 £161  £179
RCPCH members - trainees / foundation year
ST1-ST8 grades and FY1 and FY2 doctors
 £99  £152

RCPCH members - Affiliate

£99 £152

RCPCH members - SAS

 £99  £152

RCPCH members - students

 £50  £50
RCPCH senior
Senior fellows, senior members and honorary fellows
 £58  £58

without a primary medical qualification - includes allied health professionals

 £162  £180

with a primary medical qualification

 £203  £225

RCN members

 £135  £150

RCN members
Newly qualified nurse (up to 2 years following registration)

 £99  £120

RCN members - students

 £50  £50


Registration schedule

Early bird registration deadline 25 February 2015
Online registration closes 23 April 2015
Onsite registration opens 27 April 2015


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Train: The ICC is served by Birmingham New Street and the smaller Five Ways Station. Both stations are a short walk from The ICC and are also served by taxi ranks. Birmingham New Street has direct and regular services to Birmingham International railway station which serves Birmingham International Airport and the NEC. It has three direct services to London Euston every hour.

Air: Over 50 airlines operate scheduled and charter services to Birmingham International Airport from more than 100 destinations including Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. The airport is 8 miles (13km) from the city centre and is directly linked to Birmingham International railway station via an Airlink Shuttle.

Car: The ICC is in the centre of the city of Birmingham. Directly connected to the UK’s motorway network, visitors from any direction can travel in from the M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42. There is secure multi-storey parking available located within the NIA, which is just a short walk away from the ICC.

The International Conference Centre, Birmingham is a world-class venue welcoming around 500 events and over 150,000 delegates each year. Unrivalled experience, a fantastic pedigree and flexible space in a great location enable us to deliver events beyond expectations.

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