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Practical Paediatrics Update 2016

A practical update for Paediatricians on managing day-to-day common outpatient and ward clinical dilemmas and issues  on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June 2016, at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH


RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines. For attendees following a credits-based approach to CPD, this activity carries up to 11.5 CPD credits and has been allocated as follows:

8 June 2016: 6 CPD credits
9 June 2016: 5.5 CPD credits

Course fee:

Early bird rate (booking and paying before Mon 1 Feb 16)
£495 (inc. 20% VAT) – Both days
£280 (inc. 20% VAT) – Daily rate

Standard rate (booking and paying after Mon 1 Feb 16)
£525 (inc. 20% VAT) – Both days
£320 (inc. 20% VAT) – Daily rate

Full course programme

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About the Course:

  • Provide the busy Paediatrician with a comprehensive and stimulating update covering a range of topics highly relevant to day-to-day practice
  • Aimed at Paediatric Consultants and Middle Grades with a practical focus on both the speciality and related disciplines that impact on it
  • Faculty comprising leading Paediatricians and other specialists who are actually doing the job and can supply the expert, up-to-date and evidence-based information
  • Draws on the know-how of key specialists in Paediatric Cardiology, Metabolic Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Surgery, Nephrology, Allergy, Rheumatology, Autism, Endocrinology, Neonatology and Obesity
  • Advice to Paediatricians on ordering the appropriate investigations, interpreting the results and getting the right diagnosis and treatment


  • Dr James Gnanapragasam, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Wessex Cardiac Unit, Southampton General Hospital

  • Dr Margaret Kaminska, Consultant in Paediatric Neurology and Neurodisability, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London

  • Dr Joe Curry, Consultant in Paediatric Surgery, GOSH, London

  • Prof Athimalaipet Ramanan, Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

  • Dr Abhimanu Lall, Consultant Neonatologist, King’s College Hospital, London

  • Dr Chinedu Nwokoro, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, Barts Health NHS Trust, and Hon Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London

  • Dr Alexandra Santos, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, King’s College Hospital, London

  • Dr Scott Hackett, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

  • Dr Amaka Offiah, Reader in Paediatric MSK Imaging and Hon Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Children’s Hospital

  • Dr Fevronia Kiparissi, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Child Health, University College London

  • Dr Hugh Lemonde, Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London

  • Dr Sandy Alatzoglou, Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Endocrinology, ICH, and Locum Consultant Paediatrician, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

  • Dr William Mandy, Clinical Psychologist, UCL and GOSH, London

  • Dr Stephen Marks, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, GOSH, London

The lectures

All of the lectures are structured so as the subject is fully expounded at a level suitable for the hands-on Paediatrician:

  • The method – who to investigate and how
  • The nuances – problems and solutions
  • The Management Tips on treatment
  • The critique – comments and interaction

Questions and answers session follows each lecture

Past delegates comments

  • Excellent range of topics relevant to paediatricians.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable lecturers – practical, to the point, well delivered
  • Excellent group of speakers – pitched at the right level.
  • Course slides online – excellent!
  • Excellent general coverage for general paediatricians – top tips.
  • All speakers gave high quality and interesting presentations covered good range of subjects.
  • Sharp and enthusiastic speakers, informal day, allowing full discussion.
  • Excellent choice of topics, dynamic/enthusiastic speakers very knowledgeable in their fields, well organised!
  • Speakers kept things in perspective and practical. Very useful.
  • So many new things learned that I can apply straight away in my practice!
  • Inspiring for future practice and teaching.