RCPCH Conference Online 2021

Join a global paediatric community for this year’s RCPCH Conference Online to enjoy inspirational keynote talks, specialty sessions and the virtual poster gallery that will showcase the latest research and innovations in child health.
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Fees include access to all three days the event, plus on-demand sessions and online posters for up to 2 months after the conference

Conference programme

The theme for this year's event is 'Challenges, opportunities and solutions for child health in the COVID-19 era'.

Please be aware this this programme is still being developed and added to, so check back for updates. All items on the programme may be subject to change.

All sessions will take place at British Summer Time (BST). They will be recorded and made available for delegates to watch on demand for a period after the conference. 

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)

  • Paediatric Clinical Leaders: service planning, provision and best practice

  • Social Determinants of COVID-19

  • Paediatricians with Expertise in Cardiology Special Interest Group

  • More sessions to be announced

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

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

Keynote: 'Building back fairer for children and young people',  Sir Michael Marmot

Further plenary session content to be announced

15:30-18:00

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

  • 'The importance of Kindness in the age of COVID', chaired by Dr Camilla Kingdon with John Ballatt, Professor Paul Batalden, Dr Bob Klaber and Gabby Matthews joining the panel
  • British Association for Community Child Health (BACCH)

  • Association for Paediatric Palliative Medicine (APPM), British Paediatric Neurology

  • Association (BPNA) and British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group

  • Association of Paediatric Emergency Medicine

  • Paediatric Educators Special Interest Group and Trainees Committee

  • More sessions to be announced 

Day 2 - Wednesday 16 June 

Times Session
09:00-10:05

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

Keynote: Nick Watts, NHS Sustainability Director 

Keynote: 'Climate change will worsen inequalities – what is the role of the paediatrician?', Dr Guddi Singh, Paediatric Registrar, Guy's & St Thomas' 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 6, and you can catch up with any others On Demand afterwards)

  • Social Determinants of Children and Young People’s Health, Chaired by Dr Mathew Mathai, Consultant Paediatrician at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and led by the executive team at the Born in Bradford Programme
     
  • Delivering quality paediatric care virtually – what are the opportunities and challenges? Chaired by Dr Kate Pryde, full panel to be announced shortly
     
  • An introduction to sustainable healthcare and the RCPCH climate change programme chaired by members of the RCPCH Climate Change working group. Full panel to be announced.
     
  • British Association of General Paediatrics and British Society for Rheumatology
     
  • Child Health Ethics and Law Special Interest Group
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: Professor Anthony Costello

Q&A with Anthony

15:30-18:00

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

  • British Association for Child and Adolescent Public Health (BACAPH) and Young People's Health Special Interest Group (YPHSIG) British Association of Paediatric Audiology

  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM)   

  • Paediatric Mental Health Group Association and Child Protection Special Interest Group (CPSIG)

  • International Child Health Group (ICHG)

  • More sessions to be announced

Day 3 - Thursday 17 June

Times Session
09:00-10:30

Plenary session: To be announced

10:30-13:00 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)

  • COVID-19 and Poverty: Child Health on Trial, Chaired by Dr Guddi Singh, full panel to be announced. 
     
  • British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity, and Infection Group (BPAIIG) with British Paediatric Respiratory Society (BPRS)
  • Paediatric Special Interest Group: British Society of Haematology and Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)

  • More sessions to be announced

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)

  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health – Impact and Opportunities, chaired by Dr Karen Street, RCPCH Officer for Mental Health and Dr Rory Conn, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, with keynote speaker Prof Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge

  • British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN), British Academy of Childhood Disability and Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group  

  • British Society for Paediatric Dermatology (BSPD), British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED)  and British Paediatric and Adolescent Bone Group (BPABG)

  • Paediatric Critical Care Society & British Association for Paediatric Nephrology

  • More sessions to be announced

Fees

All rates listed provide access to all three days of RCPCH Conference Online 2021, plus on-demand sessions and online posters for up to 2 months after the conference. Single day rates are not available.

RCPCH member rates
Consultants  £180
Trainees and SAS doctors, including associate specialists, clinical fellows, staff grades, etc. £150
Foundation doctors, Allied Health Professionals and other affiliate members £100
Retired members including senior fellows £100
Medical students (full time education) £40
Non-member rates
Primary medical qualification, eg GPs £220
Without primary qualification, eg Allied Health Professionals  £160

Discounted rates are available for attendees from low income and lower-middle income countries. Discounts are based on World Bank classification and will be applied at the basket page once you have selected your country. Proof of residency may be requested at our discretion.

See our cancellation policy


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