Looking forward to a brighter future for child health

As the programme comes together for the 2019 RCPCH Conference and exhibition, Dr Camilla Kingdon, RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development and Chair of the Conference Committee, looks forward to next year’s event.

These are turbulent times for paediatricians. A host of issues around workforce, funding, public expectations and social and generational concerns seem to contribute to very challenging conditions for our specialty.

More than ever before it is vital that we, as a community of paediatric and child health professionals, unite to support each other and create a sustainable vision for the future.

A forward-looking theme

Our 2019 conference has as its theme, “Paediatrics: pathways to a brighter future”. It’s an explicitly optimistic theme for a conference that will focus on how we safeguard the future of the workforce and ultimately the children and young people we serve. Book your place and be part of this important conversation.

We will also use these three days to shine a spotlight on good practice, clever ideas, skills for safeguarding wellbeing, ways to promote clinical academic career pathways, and innovations that improve clinical services, team morale, and recruitment. We will explore examples from other countries – of various economic settings – that will help us look differently at how we do things.

An inclusive event

We are producing this conference in partnership with over 20 other specialty bodies. And, children, young people and families will be heard loud and clear as the RCPCH &Us team will be present on all three days, with a special end of conference session on “Inspiring the next generation”.

We want you to leave the event with a spring in your step and lots of ideas to take back to your workplace!

Early bird booking is open so you can make savings on your conference place.

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