RCPCH Conference Singapore

In conjunction with the 9th Singapore Paediatric & Perinatal Annual Congress, the first online RCPCH Conference Singapore will focus on the theme of 'Learning together to improve child health'.

Join colleagues virtually to explore the latest innovations and share best practice from Asia, Europe and beyond.
Date: -
Time: -
Spaces available
Members* - S$120 (£68), Non-members - S$170 (£97), Trainees/Nurses/AHPs - S$75 (£43), Students - S$40 (£23)

This two-day online event, delivered in partnership with the College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore features insightful keynote presentations and interactive workshops with expert speakers.

Please note this conference is in addition to our flagship annual RCPCH Conference, which will take place later in 2021. 

Fees

  • Members* - S$120 (£68)
  • Non-members - S$170 (£97)
  • Trainees/Nurses/AHPs - S$75 (£43)
  • Students - S$40 (£23)

Submit an abstract

Be part of this global event. Abstract submissions are now open and your participation is welcome. The deadline is Wednesday 6 January 2021, 18:00 (SGT) and 10:00 (GMT). 

We invite you to read our abstract submission guidelines, and then make your submission on our online portal.

Conference programme

Please note, all times shown are is Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Content will be available on demand for delegates who are unable to join live. 

Saturday 6 March

08:30 - 09:30 Exhibition, networking and posters 

09:30 – 09:45

Welcome and introduction

Chair for the morning: Dr Camilla Kingdon
Professor Russell Viner, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Professor Ng Kee Chong, President, College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Singapore

09:45 – 10:15

Keynote: Why children need South East Asia to achieve SDG 3 goals

Successes and challenges in implementing SDG 3 in South East Asia

Dato’ Dr Amar Singh HSS, Senior Consultant Paediatrician (Community)
Head Paediatric Department, Hospital RPB Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Head Clinical Research Center Perak
Advisor, National Early Childhood Intervention Council (NECIC)

10:15 – 10:25

Question and answer session

10:25 – 11:00

Abstract presentations

Using the fast-paced ‘Pecha Kucha’ style of presentation, this session offers a great opportunity to explore the latest research and best practice in paediatrics

11:00 – 11:25

Question and answer session

11:25 – 11:55

Interval - exhibition, posters and networking

11:55 – 12:55

Workshops (select one from below)

Neonatology/newborn health - hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy and therapeutic hypothermia
Professor Sam Rajadurai, Senior Consultant and Head of Department of Neonatology, KK Women and Children’s Hospital, Singapore
Dr Simon Lam, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mental health 
Professor Daniel Fung, Chairman Medical Board, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Professor James Scott, Australia

Over and under nutrition
Professor Louise Baur, Professor and Head of Child & Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School, Professor, Sydney School of Public Health and Consultant Paediatrician, Weight Management Services, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Professor Lee Yung Seng, Head of Department & Senior Consultant, Division of Paediatric Endocrinology, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital

Workforce, moral distress and burnout
Dr Ellis Hon, Professor in Paediatrics, Chinese University of Hong Kong – CONFIRMED (lead)
Dr Judith Johnson, Clinical Psychologist, School of Psychology, University of Leeds and Bradford Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom
Prof Marion Aw, Senior Consultant, Dept of Paediatrics, NUH, Singapore

Investigation of adverse events - root cause analysis
Speakers to be confirmed 

12:55 – 14:00

Lunch, exhibition and posters

14:00 – 15:00

Workshops (select one from below)

Adolescent health
Professor Russell Viner, President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Professor of Adolescent Health, UCL Instititute of Child Health, United Kingdom 
Dr Thiyagar Nadarajaw, Consultant Paediatrician & Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Department of Paediatrics, Sutanah Bahiyah Hospital, Malaysia

Early warning systems and patient safety in paediatrics
Speakers to be confirmed

Child development for the General Paediatrician
Speakers to be confirmed

Nursing updates in clinical paediatrics
Speakers to be confirmed

Paediatric clinical immunology updates
Speakers to be confirmed

15:00 – 15:30

Exhibition, posters and refreshments 

15:30 – 16:15

Keynote: Burnout and patient care: harnessing staff engagement to improve service delivery

Chair for the afternoon session: Professor Ng Kee Chong
Speaker: Dr Judith Johnson, Clinical Psychologist, School of Psychology, University of Leeds and Bradford Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom

16:15 – 16:25

Question and answer session

16:25 – 16:30

Summary and closing remarks 

Dr Camilla Kingdon
Professor Ng Kee Chong

Sunday 7 March

09:00 – 10:00

Exhibition, networking and posters

10:00 – 10:05

Welcome and introduction

Chair for the morning: Professor Ng Kee Chong

10:05 – 10:35

Keynote: Getting the best start to life: Generating evidence; Transforming care 

Professor Chong Yap Seng
Professor Fabian Yap

10:35 – 10:45

Question and answer session

10:45 – 11:20

Abstract presentations

Using the fast-paced ‘Pecha Kucha’ style of presentation, this session offers a great opportunity to explore the latest research and best practice in paediatrics 

11:20 – 11:45

Question and answer session

11:45 – 12:15

Exhibition, posters and networking

12:15 – 13:15

Workshops (select one from below)

Climate change and air pollution
Professor Albert Li, Professor of Paediatrics and Person-in-charge of Respiratory Service, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Daniel Goh, National University Hospital

Infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship
Associate Professor Thoon Koh Cheng, Head and Senior Consultant, Infectious Disease Service, KK Women and Children’s Hospital, Singapore 

Allergy
Professor Leung Ting Fan, Vice President, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
Professor Lee Bee Wah, Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Paediatric Immunologist/Allergist, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Adjunct Associate Professor (Department of Paediatrics), National University of Singapore and Visiting Senior Consultant Paediatrician (Children’s Medical Centre), National University Hospital
A/Prof Anne Goh, Head of Paediatric Allergy Service and Senior Consultant, Respiratory Medicine Service, Department of Paediatrics, KK Women and Children’s Hospital, Singapore

Genetics and genomics
Professor Thong Meow Keong, President, College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia
Dr Ho-Ming Luk, Specialist in Genetics and Genomics (Paediatrics), Department of Health Hong Kong SAR 
Dr Brian Chung, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine and Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, The University of Hong Kong

Using technology and data to drive improvement 
Speakers to be confirmed

13:15 – 14:15

Lunch, exhibition, networking and posters 

14:15 – 14:45

We’re changing the way we deliver paediatric healthcare – join the revolution!

Chair for afternoon session: Dr Camilla Kingdon
Speaker: Professor Paul Dimitri, Professor of Child Health, Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Director of Research and Innovation, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Director of the NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (NIHR CYP MedTech), UK

14:45 – 14:55

Question and answer session

14:55 – 15:25

Keynote: Infectious diseases
Speaker to be confirmed

15:25 – 15:35

Questions and answer session

15:35 – 15:40

Prizes and closing remarks 

Ng Kee Chong and Camilla Kingdon (plus Russell Viner) 

(Programme is subject to change)

Don't forget you can be a part of this global event - read our abstract submission guidelines and then submit your abstract on our online portal.

  • *. *Member rate applies to members of the follow organisations: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Paediatrics and Child Health Singapore, College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, Hong Kong College of Paediatricians , Myanmar Pediatric Society, Paediatrics and Child Health Division, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Indonesian Pediatric Society