RCPCH Conference Online 2021 - programme

Registered delelgates joined the global paediatric community to enjoy inspirational keynote talks, specialty sessions and our virtual poster gallery - showcasing the latest research and innovations in child health.
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The theme for this year's event was 'Challenges, opportunities and solutions for child health in the COVID-19 era'.

All sessions took place at British Summer Time (BST). They were recorded and are available for delegates to watch on demand for a period after the conference.

We have emailed delegates with instructions to access on-demand videos of the presentations.

Day 1 - Tuesday 15 June

Times Session
08:45-10:05

Plenary session: Leadership and innovation in a time of crisis

Keynote: Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons and Göran Henriks, Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Region Jönköping County, Sweden

Q&A with Helen and Göran

Keynote: "Lessons for Child Health: Learning from innovations and ideas outside medicine", Professor Jaideep Prabhu, co-author of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth, Professor of Marketing, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, and Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

10:05-10:30 Comfort break, ePosters, exhibition, networking
10:30-13:00

Breakout sessions (choice of 6, and you can catch up with any others On Demand afterwards)

13:00-13:50

Comfort break, ePosters, exhibition, networking

Social/wellbeing: The Great Paediatric Bake Off

Learn to bake with pan-ash! Dr David Evans and Dr Laura Kelly, Chair of the Trainees Committee bake along with Dr Ash Patel whilst they chat about the latest in paediatric training. Make sure you're prepared by referring to the ingredient list

13:50-15:20

Plenary session: Is Covid-19 a disaster or an opportunity for our aspiration to create a fair society for future generations?

Keynote: 'Social justice and health equity "Building back fairer" for children and young people',  Sir Michael Marmot

The Impact of Social Deprivation on Child Mortality in England, Professor Karen Luyt, Professor in Neonatal Medicine, University of Bristol

Pecha Kucha style abstract presentations and Q&A

A selection of this year's top scoring abstract submissions:

  • Ethnic and seasonal variation in bloodspot vitamin D at birth, Jamie Large, Medical Student, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham
     
  • Epidemiology, severity and outcomes of children presenting to emergency departments across europe during the sars-cov-2 pandemic: an observational cohort study, Dr Ruud Nijman, Academic clinical lecturer, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Section of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, London
     
  • Impact of diversity in training resources on self-confidence in diagnosing skin conditions across a range of skin tones: an international survey, Dr Shaarna Shanmugavadivel, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
15:30-18:00

Breakout sessions (choice of 6, and you can catch up with any others On Demand afterwards)

Day 2 - Wednesday 16 June 

Times Session
08:00-08:30

Social/wellbeing:

Staff-centred care and self-centred care: Debunking myths and legends, Dr Peter Donnelly

Paediatric practice often refers to the importance of patient-centred care and family-centred care. This talk aims to explore the 3rd arm of the triad: staff-centred care. We will explore wellbeing as a concept as well as myths and legends surrounding wellbeing: what it is and isn’t. I will also talk about my own experience of wellbeing and the work that is being done both at local and national level within Paediatric Critical Care

08:00-09:00 The crisis in Myanmar 'panel discussion'
09:00-10:05

Plenary session: Is the pandemic a threat to or an opportunity for tackling climate change? 

Keynote: Dr Nick Watts, Chief Sustainability Officer, NHS England & NHS Improvement

Keynote: "Climate change and Inequality: A Tale of Two Crises - and your role in getting us out of them”, Dr Guddi Singh, Consultant in Neurodevelopmental & Social Paediatrics | Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Q&A with Guddi and Nick

10:05-10:30 Comfort break, ePosters, exhibition, networking
10:30-13:00

Breakout sessions (choice of six, and you can catch up with any others on-demand afterwards)

13:00-13:50 Comfort break, ePosters, exhibition, networking
13:50-15:30

Plenary session: The Impact of COVID-19 globally on achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Keynote: Dr Agnes Binagwaho,  Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity; Kigali, Rwanda

Q&A with Agnes 

Keynote: Lessons from Covid19 and the need for 'children in all policies’, Professor Anthony Costello

Q&A with Anthony

Pecha Kucha style abstract presentations and Q&A - A selection of this year's top scoring abstract submissions:

  • A International multicentre observational study to validate clinical practice guidelines for management of febrile infants aged ≤90 days, Dr Marc McNulty 
     
  • Effects of continued folic acid supplementation during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy on children`s neurocognitive development at 11 years, Dr Mark Rollins, Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Department Causeway Hospital
     
  • NeoCLEAR: Improving Lumbar Puncture Success in Neonates, A Multicentre RCT, Dr Andrew Marshall, Consultant Paediatrician,  Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
15:30-18:00

Breakout sessions (choice of six, and you can catch up with any others On Demand afterwards)

18:30-19:15 Social: Quiz hosted by RCPCH &Us  

Day 3 - Thursday 17 June

Times Session
08:00-08:55

Social/wellbeing:

Practising Presence - workshop on mindfulness, Dr Sanjay Suri, Consultant Paediatrician, Training Programme Director, Health Education England Yorkshire & Humber  

09:00-10:10

Plenary session:

Eating disorders for the paediatrician
Chaired by Dr Simon Chapman, Consultant Paediatric/Adolescent Medicine, Kings College Hospital London, full panel line up to be announced shortly. 

Session summary: 

Young people with eating difficulties are often admitted in crisis to paediatric wards. How do they experience their admission? How does it influence their treatment? This session will explore the paediatric admission for young people with eating disorders, offering the perspectives of a young person with lived experience, a psychiatrist and paediatrician.  

Pecha Kucha style abstract presentations and Q&A
A selection of this year's top scoring abstract submissions:

  • Opening Up in Lockdown: Mapping Child & Adolescent Mental Health Crises in Paediatric A&E During Covid-19, Dr Jonathan Temple, King College Hospital NHS Trust 
     
  • Impact of Paediatrician involvement in NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Services, Dr Philippa Stilwell, Evelina London Children's Community Services
     
  • Incorporating Parental Concern as an Integral Escalation Entity on a Paediatric Early Warning System, Dr Mary Salama, Consultant Paediatrician, Birmingham Women's and Children's Hospital
10:10-10:30 Comfort break, ePosters, exhibition, networking
10:30-13:00

Breakout sessions (choice of 6, and you can catch up with any others On Demand afterwards)

13:00-13:50 Comfort break, ePosters, exhibition, networking
13:50-15:30

Plenary session: Strengthening the weakest link for child health: lessons from the pandemic

Keynote: 'What precious lessons have we learnt from the pandemic that will help us tackle the challenges for child health in the future?', Professor Devi Sridhar, Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, Edinburgh Uni Med School

Q&A with Devi

15:30-18:00

Breakout sessions (choice of 6, and you can catch up with any others On Demand afterwards)