About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Jan 2020 from 8:30am to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

The aim of this meeting is to understand the underlying biological concepts, types of childhood cancer and to recognise early signs that require investigation for malignancy.

Topics include:

  • How to assess, investigate and treat patients presenting with malignancies  
  • Treatment modalities available for patients with malignancies  
  • The functioning of shared care facilities, and other support services available to children with cancer and their families.  
  • The concept of bone marrow transplant as a treatment modality for childhood malignancies  
  • Understand and appreciate the impact of childhood malignancies on the family unit  
  • Value the need for good symptom control and the referral process for palliative care  
  • To gain advice and information on working/training in paediatric oncology  

*Please ensure you book online before the event date - limited places available to register on the day and lunch will not be provided*

LME evening 9th Jan 2020 -  A New Year's Resolution to Keep - Quality Improvement Made Easy!

London School of Paediatrics regional training.

The evidence is out that QI is definitely in as the new, progressive and effective approach to improving how we run our health services and provide care for our patients.

Alongside the fully-funded London School of Paediatrics QI Change Champions programme available to all trainees, Dr Jane Runnacles & Dr Emma Parish will be on hand at our next LME seminar to show you how to make your next great improvement idea a reality.

Join our London School of Paediatrics QI leads to learn the basics of QI methodology in a comprehensive and accessible way, with teaching, discussion and group activities, to build your confidence in seeing where change can be made on your wards, and taking action to make a difference.

About the speakers 

Jane is a consultant paediatrician at St George’s hospital, with an interest in patient safety and quality improvement. She is co-lead for QI Central at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and a Training Programme Director (TPD) for curriculum delivery at the London School of Paediatrics. Emma is a consultant paediatrician at the Evelina Children’s hospital with an interest in adolescent health, education and quality improvement. She has presented on quality improvement nationally and internationally, collaborated on QI work with NICE and mentors extensively on trainee QI projects.

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

Bookings also available on the day, please sign up and pay at the registration desk.



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Welcome and introduction

Dr Katie Green, Paediatric London Trainee, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Jane Runnacles, Paediatric Study Day Lead and Paediatric Consultant, Royal Free Hospital

Session one

Paediatric brain tumours

Mr Chris Chandler, Consultant Neurosurgeon, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Paediatric leukaemia

Professor Ajay Vora, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Paediatric sarcomas and soft tissue tumours

Dr Olga Slater, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Childhood cancer: The patient and parent perspective

Mr Neil Ranasinghe, Ms Rachel Saul and Ms Henrietta Ashun, Parent Speakers


Session three

Interactive workshops
Paediatric radiotherapy: Proton beams and beyond

Dr Yen Chang, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

When a child dies

Reverend Dorothy Moore Brooks, Senior Chaplain, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Leukaemia under the microscope: An A to Z of paediatric blood films

Dr Jack Bartram, Consultant Haematologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session four

The wonderful world of paediatric shared care oncology

Dr Richa Ajitsaria, Consultant Paediatrician, Lead for Paediatric Oncology, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paediatric neuroblastoma

Dr Neha Jain, Neuroblastoma Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

‘Little Bleeders’ - Clotting abnormalities and what to do about them

Dr Keith Sibson, Paediatric Haematologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Close of meeting and feedback
Paediatric GRID and SPIN sub-specialty training information

5:30 pm close

LME skills evening

Quality improvement training

Dr Emma Parish, Paediatric Registrar, NHS, Dr Jane Runnacles, Paediatric Consultant, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Segn Nedd, ST5 Paediatric Trainee, Newham University Hospital


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