About this event

  • Date and time Tue 23 Oct 2018 from 12:00am to 12:00am
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This one day course is designed to improve knowledge of young people's health needs based on understanding the key physiological and developmental changes of adolescence.

The course will include an interactive lecture on the 'HEADSS Assessment' and a workshop on 'Complex Adolescent Safeguarding'. Participants will explore why young people's health needs are different from the rest of the paediatric population and how services can adapt to meet these needs.

Speakers are all practising clinicians, many of whom are actively engaged in research to improve young people's health.

Topics include:

  • Identify how young people's health needs differ from the rest of the paediatric population and how services can adapt accordingly.
  • Know how to put the HEADSS assessment tool into practice.
  • Build on current understanding of growth and puberty during adolescence.
  • Improve knowledge of adolescent gynaecology.
  • Understand the safeguarding challenges in adolescent medicine.


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Welcome and introduction
The case for adolescent medicine

Dr Lee Hudson, Consultant General Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital

Growth and puberty in adolescence

Dr Hoong-Wei Gan, Clinical Research Fellow, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Tea and coffee break
Communicating with young people: An interactive lecture

Dr Billy White, Consultant Paediatrician in Adolescent Diabetes and Obesity, University College London Hospital

The adolescent brain

Dr Anne-Lise Goddings,NIHR Clinical Lecturer, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Complex safeguarding: an interactive workshop

Dr Jo Begent, Consultant in Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Named Doctor Child Safeguarding, University College London Hospital

Adolescent gynaecology

Dr Katie Malbon, General Paediatric Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break
Whats next in adolescent medicine

Dr Dougal Hargreaves, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Population Health, Imperial College, London

Adolescent medicine SPIN

Dr Emma Parish

Adolescent medicine and RCPCH progress

Dr Emma Parish

Completion of evaluation survey and close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom