About this event

  • Date and time Tue 18 Feb 2020 from 8:45am to 4:55pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

Psychological and psychiatric problems in adolescence are increasing in frequency in everyday practice for paediatricians. Join us for an overview of common clinical problems that this vulnerable population face. 

Topics include:  

  • Gain insight into common psychological problems in adolescence
  • Understand the burden, systemic effects and management of eating disorders in adolescents
  • Learn the relationship between eating disorders and specific conditions like diabetes
  • Get an overview of common acute presentations and psychological and psychiatric interventions
  • Understand psychological problems in adolescents with learning difficulties
  • Learn about sleep patterns and related disorders

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Tim David Prize


  • First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 08 December 2019

Open to

Medical trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word case report on a general paediatric case. A maximum of four general paediatric case reports will be shortlisted to present at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting.


Early bird pricing available until 15 November 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£95.00 £55.00 £55.00 £55.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£150.00 £75.00 £75.00 £45.00

Key speakers

Dr. Phillipa Buckley

Consultant Psychiatrist in adolescent eating disorders, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Sarah H Bernard

Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health of Child and Adolescent Learning Disability
Lead Clinician National and Specialist CAMHS


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Eating disorders


Chair: Dr Nicola Bridges, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Clinical Lead, Paediatric Endocrinology Service, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Eating disorders in adolescents

Dr Phillipa Buckley, Consultant Psychiatrist in Adolescent Eating Disorders,Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust 

Eating disorders and diabetes  

Dr Halina Flannery, Clinical Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychological Services, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Tea and coffee break
Eating disorders and systemic effects

Dr Kyriaki Alatzoglou, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Tim David prize presentations



Psychology, psychiatry and sleep


Dr Saji Alexander, Consultant Paediatrician, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Psychological interventions in adolescence

Dr Leah Brennan, Clinical Psychologist, Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust

Psychiatric presentations in adolescence

Speaker TBC

Tea and coffee break
Psychological problems in children and adolescents with learning disability

Dr Sarah H Bernard, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health of Child and Adolescent Learning Disability, Lead Clinician National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Sleep patterns in adolescence  

Speaker TBC

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks and announcing the winner of the prize presentation
Drinks reception

Open to all the delegates


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