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.
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St Andrew's Day Symposium 2023

This Symposium, taking place on 10 November 2023, is hosted by Dr Umair Khan and in collaboration with RCPE, RCPSG, RCPCH and SACCH.

We invite abstract submissions by 8 October.

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.

"These reflect our memories and hopes for the future" - soundbites from SPS members

Members of the Scottish Paediatric Society Committee in attendance at the Society's Summer meeting in June 2023
Taking place on 9 June at University of Aberdeen, this meeting featured 'Hot Topics' on paediatric rheumatology, vaping and more, plus our annual clinical case and research / QI / audit presentations.
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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 close 8 October.
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Highlights from St Andrews Day meeting 2022

Our centenary symposium was in November 2022 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!