SPS St Andrew's Day Paediatric Symposium

The Scottish Paediatric Society Annual General Meeting and the St Andrew’s Day Paediatric Symposium will be held online. It will have four clinical case and four QI/Audit/Research presentations, poster presentations and two guest speakers, including Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH President.

Abstract submissions are now open.
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This online meeting is held jointly with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Scottish Association of Community Child Health.

It is hosted by Dr Umair Khan, Consultant in Acute Paediatrics and PICU, Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

The meeting will follow the previous virtual format of four clinical case and four QI/Audit/Research presentations in addition to two guest speakers. There shall also be poster presentations. We are delighted to have Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH President, deliver the RCPCH Address. The second guest speaker is yet to be finalised. 

A full programme shall be posted after abstract selection.

Submit an abstract

All SPS members are invited to submit abstracts for the following sections of the meeting:

  • Clinical case presentations: The submitted abstract should highlight important or unusual clinical presentations, issues in relation to the diagnostic work up, management or complications. Four cases will be selected for platform presentation. A prize will be given for the best clinical case presentation.
  • Research / Audit / Quality Improvement presentations: Please send abstracts of original research work or audit carried out in any paediatric speciality. Four cases will be selected for platform presentation. A prize and Oman Craig Trophy will be given for the best research or audit presentation.
  • Poster presentations: Researchers are invited to present their work in a poster format. A maximum of 15 posters will be selected and the Will Morris prize will be given for the best poster presentation. 

Abstract submissions should be by e-mail only using the attached form (below) by midnight, Sunday, 5 October.

Those chosen to present shall be informed shortly after this date. A senior author should attend the meeting if an abstract is selected for a presenter who is ST3 or below.

Registration

Details will follow in due course.