Scottish Paediatric Society

Open to all doctors, medical students and professions of other healthcare disciplines who are committed to a career in paediatrics or one of its sub-specialities. Activities include paediatric research, CPD, events and networking along with opportunities for trainees to meet and present.
We welcome applications from paediatricians, medical students and professions of other healthcare disciplines working in Scotland or with an affiliation to Scotland who are considering a career in Paediatrics or demonstrated a commitment to child health in Scotland.
Our principal purpose is to promote the health of children in Scotland - through educational meetings and funds for junior staff to travel to international meetings. We are governed by the SPS Executive Committee under the leadership of the SPS President.
Founded in 1922, SPS was the first Paediatric Society in the UK. Since the beginning, we have been about sharing and advancing knowledge in paediatrics. We provide a look back at our history.
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Thanks for joining our St Andrews Day meeting

Our centenary symposium was on Friday, 25 November in Glasgow, and we were delighted to be joined guest speakers for from a number of specialties, highlighting the advances in paediatric medicine in Scotland. All followed by a celebratory ceilidh!

Two people in front of SPS 100 years banner
SPS President, Dr Patricia Jackson, reflected on a fantastic meeting in Stirling, ably hosted by Dr Kristyna Bohmova, and part of our Centenary celebrations. Wiith high quality presentations, two notable prize winners (pictured) and a BBQ in the sunshine, it was a special day!
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Climate change is a major risk to children and young people, but positive health benefits could accrue from changes to the way we generate energy, reduce waste and improve air quality. Applications are currently closed.