RCPCH Wales events archive
WPS Spring Conference 2012
The WPS Spring Conference took place on Friday 11 May 2012 at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The event was hosted by Dr Simon Fountain-Polley and Dr Prem Pitchaikani on behalf of their colleagues in North Wales.
Further information on the conference is available on the Welsh Paediatric Society website.
RCPCH St David's Day Conference, Thursday 1 March 2012
The St David's Day Conference 2012 was hosted by paediatricians from the Royal Gwent Hospital at the Hilton Hotel, Newport.
In 2012, RCPCH (Wales) introduced an exciting development for the St David's Day Conference, following discussion with the Specialty Trainee Representatives. The programme included:
There were presentations on:
- The role of the newly appointed paediatrician
- 'Not everything that counts can be measured...'
- Speciality trainee assessment of readiness for tenure
- Children's rights based approach - including the pre launch of the RCPCH Training Resource
- Medico-legal issues
- How does the NHS work?
Afternoon - St David's Day Lecture
Traditional series of informative and educational presentations, culminating in the St David's Day Lecture. This session was open to all. RCPCH approved this activity for up to 3 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.
The theme was Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. We were delighted that Dr Ffion Davis presented the keynote lecture: 'Reconfiguration - threat or opportunity?' This included a discussion on the roles of walk-in / urgent care centres; emergency department; GP referrals to paediatrics; how to reduce conversion rates (ie attendance to admission); sub-speciality training for emergency medicine doctors and paediatricians.
Guest presentations also included:
- Simulation training and resuscitation: Dr David Grant
- Paediatric early warning scores - panacea or pointless?: Dr Damian Roland
- Where do we come from? What are we doing? Where are we going? Paediatric high-dependency care: DrColin Powell
The feedback from the event has been incredibly positive. We would like to thank our delegates, hosts and speakers for contributing to an informative and enjoyable day.
Comments received from delegates include:
'..the conference raised a number of issues which I had not thought about - eg children's rights, thinking behind simulation training and evidence base, and how HDU care standards are...'
'...can we have more similar events through the year? It was very interesting to know about my own organisation and history...'
'Well done - will go home definitely with tremendous benefits. Please continue to have more days like this one..'
'Thank you..for initiating the training morning - very useful and please organise similar lectures / events...'
'..an excellent day - very useful to have a trainee's event in the morning...'
WPS Autumn Conference 2011
The 2011 Autumn Conference took place at Marriott Hotel in Swansea on Friday 18 November 2011 and was hosted by Dr Carol Sullivan and Dr Mike Cosgrove on behalf of their colleagues at Singleton Hospital. A record breaking number of delegates listened to presentations by guest speakers; Emiritus Professor Julian Hopkin; and Professor Ieuen Hughes as well as hearing abstract presentations on research from around Wales.
Congratulations to the prize winners:
- Best Oral Presentation: Dr Martin Edwards
- Best Poster Presentation: Dr Rachel Taylor
WPS Spring Conference 2011
The 2011 Spring Conference was hosted by Dr Brendan Harrington at the Llyndir Hall Hotel, Rossett on 13 May 2011.
The day was very successful with lectures from our guest speakers, Dr Kate Parkins and Dr Julian Forton.
Congratulations to the prize winners:
The evening dinner was very enjoyable with entertainment provided by a very talented local pianist, and an extremely entertaining magician.
RCPCH St David's Day Conference
'My Right to the Highest Standard of Health'
On March 4 2011 the College hosted a flagship policy conference to highlight issues in children's health in Wales and the rest of the UK
'My Right to the Highest Standard of Health' was designed to capture knowledge, innovation, and expertise on children and young people's health. The programme addressed key issues including child health policy, safeguarding, inequities and participation and provided an innovative opportunity for clinicians to engage with policy makers, young people and other key stakeholders.
We were delighted to have the Welsh Assembly Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda Thomas A.M. open the conference and give a keynote address.
Furthermore we were proud to have All four UK Children's Commissioners in attendance to speak to our delegates, a first for Wales.
We received fascinating and thought provoking talks from a number of experts and young people’s representatives from the College and BAOBAB gave moving and interesting presentations
This fast moving day culminated in a Question and Answer forum chaired by Helen Mary Jones AM, Chair of the Children and Young People's Committee in the National Assembly.
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