RCPCH Conference Online - launch event

We may not be able to come together as we’d like to for this year’s RCPCH Conference but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have access to sessions led by a range of specialty groups and experts in their field, as well as the extensive poster collection and insightful talks.
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The programme of workshops and seminars for this year's conference will commence with our special launch event on Friday 25 September.

Here’s the schedule for this special virtual meeting:

Session 1 – Chaired by RCPCH President, Professor Russell Viner and Vice President for Education and Professional Development, Dr Camilla Kingdon  

12:30 Welcome and reflections

12:35 Welcome from RCPCH &Us

12:45 Talk from Nick Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Archives of Disease in Childhood

13:00 Pecha Kucha sessions – exciting, fast paced sessions where 20 slides are presented for 20 seconds of commentary each (6 minutes and 40 seconds total):

  1. Onasemnogene abeparvovec gene-replacement therapy for spinal muscular atrophy: from bench to bedside, J Loukes
  2. The Kidzmed project: teaching children to swallow tablet medication, Y Tse
  3. Epidemiology of epilepsy in early childhood and predictors of outcome: A national population-based prospective cohort study, JD Symonds
  4. Baseline characteristics and physical, sexual and emotional health needs of a cohort of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children presenting to a London borough, AJ Armitage

13:45 Keynote: Professor Paul Dimitri

14:15 Break

Session 2 – Chaired by Dr Hannah Jacob, Chair of the RCPCH Trainees Committee and Dr Mike Linney, RCPCH Registrar

14:25 Welcome and reflections

14:30 Keynote: 'Emergence of paediatric Inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARSCov2: a new spectrum of childhood inflammatory disorders', Professor Michael Levin, Professor of International Child Health, Imperial College London

15:00 Pecha Kucha sessions

  1. Prevalence of emotional and neurodevelopmental disorders among a cohort of looked after children in a south west England local authority, MO Ogundele
  2. Childhood morbidities after neonatal abstinence syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis, P Rees
  3. What are the signs and symptoms of bone tumours in childhood? Are the great British public aware of them? D Shanmugavadivel
  4. Improved growth of extremely and very preterm babies: Evaluation of a quality of care initiative, I Levene