How to Manage: Non-malignant haematology (online)

An online course focusing on the investigation, diagnosis and management of common non-malignant haematological problems in children and young people. This study day will take place via Zoom.
Date: -
Time: -
Spaces available

RCPCH member Trainee and SAS Doctor, Nurses, AHPs: £105

RCPCH member - Consultant: £135

Non-RCPCH member: £190

Course description

Benign haematological disorders are an increasingly common paediatric health issue in the UK.

During our one-day course, our expert faculty will explore non-malignant haematological conditions such as sickle cell disease, thrombocytopenia, thalassaemia and thrombosis. We’ll equip you with the knowledge and skills to recognise inherited haemolytic anaemia and discuss the management of children with abnormal bleeding, bruising and clotting and unexplained low neutrophil counts.

Course aim

This study day will help you develop an approach for the management of non-malignant haematological problems, including sickle cell disease, thrombocytopenia, thalassaemia and thrombosis.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Investigate and diagnose common non-malignant paediatric haematology problems in children.
  • Outline the treatment options for children with acquired and inherited anaemias including iron deficiency, thalassaemia, and sickle cell disease.
  • Discuss the investigation and management of immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
  • Describe the investigation and principles of management of children with abnormal blood clotting, including children with bruising, abnormal bleeding and thrombosis.
  • Develop an approach to investigating and managing children with unexplained low neutrophil counts.

Course lead

Professor Rees is a consultant paediatric haematologist at King's College London and King's College Hospital. He is involved in the care of more than 500 children with sickle cell disease and other inherited red cell disorders and has an active research program in this area.

Target audience

Paediatric trainees, SAS doctors and newly qualified consultants, as well as general paediatricians practicing in DGHs and the community.

Brilliant delivery of the content and excellent speaker knowledge. I absolutely loved it!

They were excellent presentations covering a lot of subject matter in a very clear and interesting way.

Course requirements

To participate in this online course, you will need access to:

  • Windows or Mac Computer (laptop/desktop or tablet)
  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE). Minimum bandwidth is 600kbps (up/down) and recommended is 1.5 Mbps (up/down)
  • Microphone and speaker - either using the built-in microphone/speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet
  • Webcam - either using the built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.

Please note you will be required to download Zoom in order to participate fully in this course.