RCPCH Conference

Abstract submission for the 2018 event is now open and the Organising Committee invites you to offer a paper for presentation. Submit your abstract for the opportunity to share your research and experiences with fellow specialists and become an integral part of the UK’s largest paediatric and child health conference.

All abstracts must be submitted online and will be considered for oral or poster presentation. The submission deadline is 22 October 2017.

You are now able to submit an abstract for presentation at the Conference.

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Mar 13 - 15, 2018
SEC, Glasgow

Interested in presenting at the 2018 Conference?

Submit a workshop proposal by Wednesday 30 August






 The following keynote lecturers are confirmed for 2018, with more to be announced:

  • Professor John Lantos, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri and the University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Professor Jason Leitch, Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy
  • Professor David Archard, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and Professor of Philosophy at the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, at Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Robert Harding Inaugural Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health and the Founding Director of the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, at the Aga Khan University

Our workshop and specialty group streams will be announced in due course, but if you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us.


Submit an abstract
Abstract submission is now open.

The Scottish Exhibition Centre, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW  

The SEC is Scotland's largest exhibition centre, located in the district of Finnieston on the north bank of the River Clyde, Glasgow.

It is one of the three main venues within the Scottish Event Campus.

Glasgow is well connected by train, bus and air. And, there is plenty of parking on site. More about how to get to SEC.

The College has negotiated discounted rates with local hotels for our delegates, speakers and exhibitors. To access these rates, please click below. You can also view a hotel map here.

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Virgin Trains Group Travel Discount
There is a 20% group discount for 3 – 9 people booking together. To access this discount click here.

We are also able to flag to our members when Virgin Trains have their seat sales, which can see rates available from London to Glasgow as low as £17! To view further deals with Virgin Trains click here.

ScotRail Conference Rover: £5 for up to 5 days travel
ScotRail offer a special discounted train ticket for delegates travelling between the city centre and the SEC by train.
The Conference Rover costs just £5 for up to 5 days travel. More information can be found here.

Explore Finnieston
The SEC is within easy walking distance of the trendy Finnieston area, with a selection of unique restaurants and bars to explore.
Insider tips on the area can be found here.

Visit Glasgow
The Conference doesn't have to be your only stop whilst you are in Glasgow. Find out what the City has to offer!







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