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.
RCPCH Conference Online 2020
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Catch up

This launch event is now finished. If you were able to join, or present, thanks so much!

You can now watch a recording by logging in to our learning platform, Compass

Be sure to take a look at the programme of forthcoming Conference events, and take a look at our ePoster platform for the latest in child health research. 

Here's the programme for the past event

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 Certainty and uncertainty: Archives through the ages (reflection on pre and post COVID era), Nick Brown, Editor in Chief, 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, Dr Jonathan Loukes, Senior Medical Manager at AveXis, Inc (also a paediatrician)
  2. The Kidzmed project: teaching children to swallow tablet medication, Dr Yincent Tse, Paediatric Nephrologist and Lead for Quality and Safety
  3. Epidemiology of epilepsy in early childhood and predictors of outcome: A national population-based prospective cohort study, Dr Joseph Symonds, ST7 Trainee in Paediatric Neurology and Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow and University of Glasgow 
  4. Baseline characteristics and physical, sexual and emotional health needs of a cohort of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children presenting to a London borough, Dr Alice Armitage, Clinical Academic Fellow in Child and Adolescent Health, UCL

13:45 Child health technology: the changing world of paediatric healthcare, Professor Paul Dimitri, NIHR Children & Young People MedTech Cooperative

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. Childhood morbidities after neonatal abstinence syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Dr Pippa Rees, Academic Paediatric Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics at UCL Institute of Child Health
  2. What are the signs and symptoms of bone tumours in childhood? Are the great British public aware of them? Dr Shaarna Shanmugavadivel, Paediatric Registrar & NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Nottingham 
  3. Prevalence of emotional and neurodevelopmental disorders among a cohort of looked after children in a south west England local authority, Professor Michael Ogundele, Consultant Community Paediatrician 
  4. Improved growth of extremely and very preterm babies: Evaluation of a quality of care initiative, Dr Ilana Levene, Paediatric Trainee, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

15:45 A trainee's reflection on wellbeing, Dr Stacey Harris, Paediatric Registrar, Royal Gwent Hospital Newport

16:05 Musical performance from Coldspray