Established, 2004 in the UK
CPD accredited, online courses for doctors in all of the major specialties

Practical Paediatrics 2024

Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June 2024

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DAY ONE

Wednesday 5 June 2024

All times are GMT +1

09:20 - 09:30

Introduction and welcome

Jack Hodson

Online and IT Services Manager, Infomed Online

09.30 – 10.15

Advances in the understanding of autism - A clinically oriented update
Professor William Mandy

Clinical Psychologist, University College London

10.15 – 11.00

Neurology
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Dr Marietta Pal-Magdics

Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, King's College Hospital London, NHS Foundation Trust

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11.30 – 12.15

Growth and puberty
Dr Harshini Katugampola

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

12.15 – 13.00

Overview of recent developments in infection and immunity in children
Dr Seilesh Kadambari

Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor, UCL GOSH Institute of Child Health

13.00 – 13.45

Lunch

13.45 – 14.30

Update on Food Allergy
Dr Tom Marrs

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

14.30 – 15.15

Respiratory – Top Tips
Dr Atul Gupta

Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine,
King's College Hospital, London

15.15 – 15.30

Break

15.30 – 16.15

Radiological Features of Child Abuse
Professor Amaka Offiah

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, University of Sheffield & Sheffield Children’s Hospital

16.15 – 17.00

Paediatric Gastroenterology
Dr Edward Gaynor

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

DAY TWO

Thursday 6 June 2024

All times are GMT +1

09.15 – 10.00

Paediatric Surgery
Ms Dhanya Mullassery

Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon, GOSH and
Honorary Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust

10.00 – 10.45

Cardiology
Dr Alessandro Giardini

Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist

10.45 – 11.15

Break

11.15 – 12.00

Paediatric Mental Health
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Dr Valeria Parlatini

Associate professor and honorary consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry, University of Southampton/Solent NHS Trust

12.00 – 12.45

Paediatric ME/CFS and Long Covid
Dr Terry Segal

Consultant in General Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University College London Hospitals

12.45 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 14.15

Rheumatology
Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan

Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

14.15 – 15.00

Neonatal
Dr Simon Hannam

Head of Neonatal Services and Consultant Neonatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

15.00 – 15.15

Break

15.15 – 16.00

Nephrology
Professor Stephen Marks

Professor of Paediatric Nephrology and Transplantation, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London

16.00 – 16.15

Break

16.15 – 17.15

Legal Issues and Consent in Paediatrics
Dr Sally Old

Medicolegal Adviser, MDU Services Limited

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About this course

  • To 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, Infections, Rheumatology, Autism, Endocrinology, Neonatology and Radiology
  • Advice to Paediatricians on ordering the appropriate investigations, interpreting the results and getting the right diagnosis and treatment

Learning outcomes

  • A comprehensive understanding of current evidence-based best practice and emerging issues in a range of clinical areas highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of Paediatricians;
  • Greater confidence in their clinical practice; and
  • Identified skills and knowledge gaps, if any, relevant to their practice, and clear ways by which these can be addressed.
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Course director

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Dr Protima Deb

Dr Protima Deb is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist working at The Royal London Hospital. Her early paediatric training was at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, where she achieved Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics in 2006. She was appointed to the Higher Specialist Training Programme in Paediatric Gastroenterology in The London Deanery and completed her training in 2014.

Dr Deb is a "self-confessed research enthusiast". Her specialist area of interest is inflammatory bowel disease. Her work looking at the microbiome in childhood Crohn’s disease was the subject of her doctoral thesis which she was awarded from Queen Mary University of London in 2019. She continues her research work with an honorary contract at Queen Mary University, based at the Blizard institute, where she continues to explore the field of microbiome and inflammatory bowel disease.

Course faculty

Dr Saji Alexander

Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

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Dr Alasdair Bamford

Dr Alasdair Bamford is a consultant and specialty lead in paediatric infectious diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital, an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and secretary of the British Paediatric Allergy Infection and Immunity Group (BPAIIG). He also works at the MRC Clinical Trials unit as a clinical advisor to a number of international clinical trials and cohort studies relating to paediatric HIV and other childhood infections. He is PI and co-PI for a number of observational studies and trials at Great Ormond Street. He is the lead author of the Penta/EACS guidelines for treatment of paediatric HIV in Europe and other national and international guidelines relating to the care of children affected by infectious diseases.

Mr Simon Blackburn

Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, Director of Medical Education and Deputy Director of the GOSH Learning Academy, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Simon Hannam

Head of Neonatal Services and Consultant Neonatologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Dr Edward Gaynor

Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Atul Gupta

Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, King's College Hospital, London

Dr Tom Marrs

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Marietta Pal-Magdics

Marietta obtained her MD degree from Albert Szent Gyorgyi School of Medicine in Hungary. She completed her BST training in Paediatrics in Ireland and MRCPCH through training in North Central and East London. Marietta entered Paediatric Neurology subspecialty training in 2017 and trained at St George's Hospital and at Great Ormond Street and obtained her CCT in March 2021.

Marietta has developed strong interest in leadership and training during her senior training years. As member and subgroup lead of the London School of Paediatrics Trainees Committee, she has improved training quality, provided better opportunities and support for Paediatric trainees across London. Her particular interest was supporting less than full time trainees and Paediatric Neurology subspecialty trainees. She has been just appointed as a Training Programme Director for London School of Paediatrics.

Marietta also has a strong leadership portfolio. Throughout her training years she was departmental then directorate trainee representative, lead projects related to information governance, legal aspects of care and wellbeing, supported by the medical director's office. As recognition of her work, the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management has awarded her with Associate Fellow membership.

Marietta has been appointed as Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at King's College Hospital in 2021. She has an interest in Paediatric Neurodisability and Neurovascular disorders. She provides an outreach tertiary Paediatric Neurology service to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.

Professor William Mandy

Clinical Psychologist, University College London, and GOSH

Dr Stephen Marks

Reader and Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology, Director of NIHR GOSH Clinical Research Facility, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London

Professor Amaka Offiah

Consultant Paediatric Radiologist, University of Sheffield & Sheffield Children’s Hospital

Dr Sally Old

Medicolegal Adviser, MDU Services Limited

Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan

Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

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Comments from the most recents runs of this course

  • Very well-run course, an excellent standard of presenters, lots of applicable take home knowledge that I can use which I was not expecting after 15 years as a general paediatric consultant. Good breadth of coverage and pitched at the right level.
  • Webex was excellent. worked very well. audio and slides easy to see. chat worked well. no unnecessary interruptions. very professional
  • Good wide coverage of a relevant mix of topics gave me a very good refresher and learning of new guidance.
  • Really great sessions, excellent streaming throughout, no issues a great platform
  • Excellent coverage of key aspects of paediatric topics with excellent quality speakers
  • Good update for me being out of clinical practice for a while, really useful oversight.
  • Excellent streaming throughout, no issues a great platform, thanks to the admin/support always available, they were great.
  • This course was well organised, great speakers, access to info after the event.
  • I liked the wide range of topics covered, the revision of basics as well as new advances.
  • Good, varied content, knowledgeable speakers, good timekeeping and well-timed breaks
  • Contents, easy accessibility, flexibility, quality of speakers, amount of information provided, support with answers.
  • A broad overview, highly expert speakers, and the ability to pose questions, overall, a well-balanced coverage with sufficient depth.
  • Great choice of speakers and great spread of topics
  • Excellent breadth of curriculum, quality speakers, remote attendance (no travelling to London) and ability to catch up later, all good!
  • Lots of topics, excellent speakers, IT worked very well
  • Selection of topics Excellent speakers Time keeping
  • This has improved my knowledge; it will help me to work more confidently as I make changes to day to day practice
  • I have got many take home messages that led me to think about existing patients that I will go back to. it will change my practice and I hope that this will enable me to provide a better service to my patients.
  • This will be very effective for my future professional development as I will get improved confidence in delivering patient care.
  • I think the webinar has delivered on its name “PRACTICAL”. I enjoyed the interactive discussion and updated information; Infomed’s IT support was excellent
  • A very wide range of topics and all presenters providing the latest research findings & practice development in a well-structured 2 days with timely breaks
  • Excellent update on all aspects of paediatrics delivered by experts in their fields.
  • 45 minutes for each topics sounds short but still covering vast number of paediatric topics in 2 days. Well done, Infomed
  • Excellent, comprehensive course, all speakers knowledgeable in their fields, very good Q+A sessions.
  • Covered a wide range of topics – thank you for an excellent course
  • All topics very relevant to my practice, online is great, this is Money & Time well spent!
  • Excellent course, up to date content with expert speakers.
  • I had difficulty with IT as I am not a wizard, but very good Infomed IT support
  • Easy to access, Clear & Crisp, no connectivity issues. Worked well and enjoyed interactive voting
  • Enjoyed the webinar as it is, no suggestions for improving, I feel it worked very well
  • Good to be online, the topics all very relevant, speakers delivered with clarity and good audience engagement
  • Wide range of topics, speakers covered relevant messages required for all clinicians in relation to their speciality and good to access course material later
  • Excellent course and, when I needed, very good IT support from Infomed
  • Great range of topics, an incredible quality of the speaker and the ease and consistency of the IT & delivery of the webinar.
  • A very wide range of topics and all presenters providing the latest research findings & practice development in a well-structured 2 days with timely breaks
  • Very convenient being online, no travel, still can pay full attention and much less expenditure on CPDs
  • Good topics choice, opportunity to vote and interact and text chat
  • Able to join at home, good range of topics, relevant for general paediatrician
  • Good topics, excellent knowledgeable speakers
  • Speakers all at leading edge of their specialities
  • Variety, update on covid studies.
  • Ease of access, good practical content, clear logical approaches and not having to travel to conference
  • Timings of talks and breaks good organisation
  • Easy to join, clear audio and visual transmission
  • Wide array of topics; Appropriate duration of each session; time keeping.
  • Easy booking process, great technical support, quick response, learning from home comfort – all good
  • Coverage of the topics, quality of speakers and content of lectures
  • Well organised, Good Speakers and Good updates
  • Easy to access, excellent speakers, delegates able to ask questions
  • Very good varieties of topics, timing, touch all asked questions
  • Good advice on several topics from experts will change my practice to the better.
  • I feel partly reassured my practice is up to date – and yet lots of good learning on new developments
  • A very good update of several areas of practice
  • The course increased my confidence in managing children.
  • I am now updated with current guidance which will help me in day to day practice.
  • Kept me up to date and has satisfied my PDP objectives from my recent annual appraisal
  • Feel more confident approaching chronic fatigue
  • Will apply knowledge to practice, definitely.
  • I will definitely change my practice after the things I learnt from each lecture
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We will contact you by email one week before the course takes place with all the necessary links and joining information.

We will re-send the links the day before the course.

If you have not received an email from us please contact us at webinars@infomedltd.co.uk and we will respond ASAP.

NO. Infomed shall provide you, upon registration a link to stream the course within your web browser, or you can download a small application to run it as a separate window on your computer. If you would prefer a mobile device, we shall also include a link download an app from the Play Store/App Store.

YES! It is very much encouraged. There will be Q&A sessions chaired by Infomed. You can type your questions in the 'chat' facility and they will be put to the speakers.

You can find your catch-up in your account page.

At the end of the catch-up page you will find a link to the feedback form, which will generate your CPD certificate when you submit your feedback.

If the catch-up is not visible in your account, please contact us and we will amend your account ASAP.

Using the short videos below, we shall guide you through the process of joining a meeting using Webex. If joining from your own computer If you are connecting from your own device then it is likely that you will be able to join via the Webex application. If joining from a trust/institution computer However, if you are using a computer that is owned and restricted by your trust, then you may find it easier to join via your web browser. Please see the second video for guidance on this process.

Joining Webex using the application on your PC or Mac

Joining Webex using your web browser

When you connect to a course you should see some introductory slides and hear music.

If you cannot hear any music please check you are connected to the audio.

At the bottom of the webex meeting you may see a button that says "Connect to audio".

Click this and then select "Use computer for audio" in the pop-up box.

If you have connected by a browser you may need to give your browser access to your microphone in order to connect to the audio.

Click the padlock in the top left of your browser and make sure microphone access is allowed

If this does not resolve your issue please email us or call us on 0204 520 5081

To join an Infomed Online course you simply need an internet connection and a browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari).

You can also connect from a mobile device: Download the Webex Meetings app from your App Store.

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

Below you can use the tool to run an internet speed test.

You must test from:

  • -- the location that you intend the see the course from;
  • -- withing the location, if using Wi-Fi, the room or department area that you intend to view the course from to ensure a good signal
  • -- if connecting from home, a computer that is not connected to a workplace VPN

Internet Speed Test

Please test your connection speed at www.fast.com

To join a course with a smooth experience, your internet connection must be stable, not connected to a VPN and at least 20Mbps download.

 

Course fees

Live access, plus 90 days access to course recordings

Course fee: £345

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