About this event

  • Date and time Tue 7 May 2019 from 8:30am to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This day will cover a number of topics in paediatric respiratory medicine and ENT relevant to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) curriculum. 

This study day will cover a wealth of information relating to paediatric respiratory medicine and ENT, including; the differential diagnoses and management of common acute presentations, such as wheeze, stridor, ENT emergencies and tachypnoea in the newborn, updates on recent advances in chronic lung diseases management, and practical guidance on initiating non-invasive ventilation and care of children with tracheostomies. and career guidance.

Delegates will be provided with an update on the diagnosis and management of common respiratory and ENT presentations in children. And raise awareness of the wide and varied opportunities for a career in paediatric respiratory medicine, either as a tertiary specialist or general paediatrician with a special interest, and understand potential routes to achieve this.

Topics include:

  • Assess and formulate differential diagnoses in childhood wheeze and describe the diagnosis and management of asthma phenotypes
  • Recognise and manage gastro-oesophageal reflux and aspiration
  • The causes of tachypnoea in a newborn infant, and how to initiate appropriate investigations and management
  • The role of sleep studies and the principles of managing sleep disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Initiate non-invasive ventilation in a DGH setting when indicated
  • Awareness of specific issues relating to tracheostomies including different tube types, strategies to minimise risks, and appropriate management.
  • Assess and formulate differential diagnoses for children presenting with stridor and understand the management of common ENT emergencies
  • Current best practice in the diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis and recent advances in treatment.
  • The principles of treatment with high flow nasal cannula oxygen in conditions such as bronchiolitis and respiratory distress syndrome in neonates. 

Following the LME session in January on preparing for the consultant interview, join us to discover what you need to know about becoming a new consultant. Gain a perspective from two consultants who understand navigating that first mysterious year from their own recent experiences!

This session will be led by Dr Ellie Bond, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Free Hospital and Dr Siobhan Jaques, Consultant Neonatologist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

ALL level trainees and non-trainee doctors welcome - £15 per person

Networking reception with drinks and nibbles from 6pm, session from 6:30-8:30pm at Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, London W1G 0AE


View the programme

Session one

Welcome and introduction
Not all that wheezes is asthma

Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital

Exciting developments in cystic fibrosis

Professor Jane Davies, Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Experimental Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital and National Heart and Lung Institute

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Chest radiology interpretation and interesting cases

Dr Tom Semple, Radiology Consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital                       

Non-invasive ventilation in children

Dr Lidia Casanueva, PICU and Long-Term Ventilation Consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital

Management of stridor and ENT emergencies

Mr Richard Hewitt, Paediatric Otolaryngologist ENT, Head and Neck Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital


Session three: Interactive workshops

Each workshop is 30 minutes

Interactive workshops
Tracheostomy change

Dr Lidia Casanueva

Lung function testing and interpretation

Dr Louise Selby, Clinical Research Fellow Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session four

Community acquired pneumonia and empyema

Dr Ian Balfour-Lynn,Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital

Aspiration and reflux

Dr Paul Aurora, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Applying to GRID in paediatric respiratory medicine

Dr Laura Gardner, Clinical Research Fellow, Royal Brompton Hospital 

Close of meeting

LME skills evening

Becoming a consultant

Dr Ellie Bond, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Free Hospital and Dr Siobhan Jaques, Consultant Neonatologist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital


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

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