About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Jan 2020 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • 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  


Standard pricing available until 08 January 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Trainee
£54.00 £33.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee London School of Paediatrics
£90.00 £55.00 £50.00


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Welcome and introduction

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

Session one

Paediatric brain tumours

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

Paediatric leukaemia

Dr Ajay Vora, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Paediatric sarcomas and soft tissue tumours

Dr Olga Slater, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Childhood cancer: The patient and parent perspective

Session three

Interactive workshops
Paediatric radiotherapy: Proton beams and beyond

Dr Yen Chang, University College Hospital

Oncology emergencies: Paediatric febrile neutropenia

Dr Jess Morgan, NIHR Paediatric Oncology Trainee, Leeds

Under the microscope: An A to Z of blood films and paediatric morphology

Dr Jack Bartram, Consultant Haematologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session four

The wonderful world of paediatric shared care oncology

Dr Richa Ajitsaria, Paediatric Oncology and POSCU Lead, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paediatric neuroblastoma

Dr Guiseppe Barone, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

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

Dr Keith Sibson, Paediatric Haematologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

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

5:30 pm Close


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