About this event

  • Date and time Tue 18 Feb 2020 from 8:45am to 5:00pm
  • 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.


Standard pricing available until 17 February 2020.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£125.00 £85.00 £85.00 £85.00 £50.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£180.00 £105.00 £105.00 £50.00

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

Dr Michael Farquhar

Consultant in children's sleep medicine, Evelina London Children’s healthcare


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, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Diabetes: Eating disorder or disordered eating? Does it matter?

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

Dr Cerian Avent, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Adolescent Community Treatment Service (ACTS), Monks Park Health Centre, Wembley

Tea and coffee break
Mental health and behavioural problems in adolescents with intellectual disabilities

Dr Sarah Bernard, Consultant Psychiatrist, Mental Health of Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Clinical Director, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services South London Partnership 

Just five more minutes mum! – Adolescent sleep

Dr Mike Farquhar, Consultant in Paediatric Sleep Medicine, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

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, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom