RCPCH Conference 2024 - Access the virtual programme

If you registered for our 2024 event - either in person or online - remember you can watch content from our virtual programme via the Conference app until 27 September.

And if you did not register for the event, you can now buy a pass for the virtual programme! Watch from your own home (or workplace) at your own pace. See below for rates and a link to book your pass.
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Buy your pass for the virtual programme

If you missed RCPCH Conference 2024, it isn't too late to buy your ticket to watch our virtual programme 'on demand' and see more than 500 ePosters showcasing the latest paediatric research and projects. 

This content is available until Friday 27 September 2024. 


Role Rate
RCPCH members £250
Non-member advanced nurse practitioners and advanced clinical associates £250
Non-members £400
Concessionary rate for: Students, Retirees, those on parental leave or currently not employed £60

Discounted rates are available for attendees from low income and lower-middle income countries, based on World Bank classification. Proof of residency may be requested at our discretion.

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Virtual programme from Day 1

Monday 25 March

Welcome, morning plenary on health inequalities with Professor Sir Michael Marmot, abstract presentations and prize ceremony

Welcome from RCPCH President Dr Camilla Kingdon

RCPCH &Us welcome

Keynote: Health inequalities, children and young people, Professor Sir Michael Marmot CH, Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity

Abstract presentations: Three of this year’s top scoring abstracts take to the stage in the exciting Pecha Kucha presentation style

  • Patterns of mental health admissions amongst Children and Young People in England 2012 to 2022, Abstract 6129, Dr Joseph Ward, Clinical Training Fellow / NIHR Clinical Lecturer, University College London
  • The impact of armed conflict on paediatric healthcare consultations in Northwest Syria, Abstract 6535, Vaibhavee Patel, University of Leeds - Year 4 MBChB
  • Transition services and Developmentally Appropriate Healthcare across the North Thames Paediatric Network, Abstract  6792, Ria Patel, Medical Student, University College London
  • Pecha Kucha Q&A

Prize presentation ceremony: PAFTAs, Michael Blacow Memorial Prize, research awards, exams awards and the children and young people Voice Champion award

Mainstreaming (and streamlining) Whole Genome Sequencing in paediatrics

This workshop will discuss the benefits and challenges of embedding WGS into practice. Speakers will discuss their experience of mainstreaming WGS, including how to order tests, using the Genomic National Test Directory, lessons from R14, MDT working for mainstreaming, and using GeNotes to support best practice. The RCPCH Genomics Working Group will share novel resources they have developed to support paediatricians requesting WGS tests.

Moreover, since the launch of the Genomics England Newborn screening programme in late 2023, it is essential paediatricians are equipped with knowledge of genomics literacy and WGS testing.

Illingworth-Rees memorial lecture: Creating a step change in early intervention for anxiety and depression, with Professor Miranda Wolpert

Welcome from the Chairs

Keynote: Creating a step change in early intervention for anxiety and depression: where are we going?, Professor Miranda Wolpert MBE, Director of Mental Health, Wellcome

Climate Change Working Group session

Explore the College's work to tackle and mitigate the impacts of climate change

Virtual programme from Day 2

Tuesday 26 March

Morning plenary on genomics with Dr Richard Scott, abstract presentations and prize ceremony 

Welcome from the Chairs

Keynote: Genomics - linking clinical care and research, Dr Richard Scott, Acting CEO for Genomics England

Abstract presentations: Three of this year’s top scoring abstracts take to the stage in the exciting Pecha Kucha presentation style

  • Are the holes in the "preventive care sieve" getting too big? - trends in acuity of ED attendances of infants, Abstract 6848, Dr Aditya Garg, Specialist Registrar, Northwick Park Hospital
  • The RBHSC Symptom Checker: A QI initiative utilising QR codes posters and a Symptom Checker Website to improve access to Paediatric discharge advice, Abstract 6088, Dr Caitlin Patterson, Paediatrics Trainee, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
  • MMEGA: Making Medical Education Great Again, Abstract 6072, Dr Katheryn Ross, Paediatric Registrar, London School of Paediatrics
  • Pecha Kucha Q&A

Prize presentation ceremony: Visiting Fellows

#ShiftTheDial on child health inequalities - workshop

Climate change poses an existential risk to child health and is exacerbating child health inequalities. Paediatricians can play an important role in sharing information about climate change and its impact on child health, as well as advocating on children and young people’s behalf to ensure climate change policies do not further widen health inequalities. 

This session will introduce a new toolkit developed by the College. This helps paediatricians understand how climate change impacts on children and young people's health and exacerbates health inequalities as well as influence climate change policy locally, regionally and nationally.

British Academy of Childhood Disability & British Association for Community Child Health session

Various presentations

Plenary on the premise of papers that change practice with Dr Ronny Cheung, prize ceremony

Welcome from the Chairs

Keynote: 'Papers that change practice'?: A paediatric generalist's quest to 'follow the science', Dr Ronny Cheung, Consultant Paediatrician, Evelina London Children's Hospital & Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust

Prize presentation ceremony: James Spence Award, Honorary Fellows and Members Award

Virtual programme from Day 3

Wednesday 27 March

Plenary on the future of AI in paediatrics with Dr Umang Patel, abstract presentations

Welcome from the Chairs

Keynote: The future of artificial intelligence in paediatrics, Dr Umang Patel, Chief Clinical Information Officer at Microsoft and Paediatric Doctor at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Abstract presentations: Three of this year’s top scoring abstracts take to the stage in the exciting Pecha Kucha presentation style

  • AiSEPTRON Study: Designing a Paediatric Sepsis Prediction Tool using Machine Learning, Abstract 6228, Dr Sylvester Gomes, Consultant, Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Evelina London Children's Hospital
  • ‘Dear colleague, please perform spirometry/FeNO tests to confirm the diagnosis of asthma’, Abstract 6754, Dr Aanchal Khemani, Clinical Fellow Paediatric Respiratory, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Green asthma care - a journey to better environmental control, Abstract 6045, Dr Alex Lemaigre, Paediatric Emergency Registrar Honorary, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Pecha Kucha Q&A
British Association of General Paediatrics session

Various presentations

RCPCH &Us, Plenary on the review of gender identity services for CYP with Dr Hilary Cass

Welcome from the Chairs


Keynote: Reflections on the independent review of gender identity services for children and young people, Dr Hilary Cass, Chair of Independent review into Gender Identity Services for Children and Young People

Antimicrobial stewardship workshop

This UK Paediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship (UKPAS) session aims to cover the principles of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and pitfalls in paediatrics.

An interactive case presentation will cover common AMS dilemmas such as intravenous to oral switch and myth busting around penicillin allergy.

The workshop aims to equip delegates with practical tools to implement and benefit their local AMS services whatever the resources available. It will highlight the benefits of joining the UKPAS network and how monthly webinars and affiliation with BSAC provide an excellent space for learning from colleagues and experts in the field and allow for sharing of best practice and collaborative working.

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