About this event

  • Date and time Tue 17 Mar 2020 from 8:45am to 7:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

Please note this event has been cancelled.

From expert presentations to simulated workshops, join us as we discuss the current best practices for treating a rapidly deteriorating patient.

At this meeting, you'll review the current advances in the treatment of acutely deteriorating child and learn how to identify signs of illness early. You will be able to experience these signs in an interactive and safe environment to consolidate your learning.

Attendees can expect to:

  • Learn about current advances in emergency treatment
  • Discover ways of effective decisions making, emergency medical leadership and team communication
  • Consolidate learning through experience in a simulated environment with expert Simulated interPRofessional Team (SPRinT) facilitators

The President's prize

  • First prize: £250
  • Second prize: £150
  • The two runner ups will receive a £20 Amazon voucher.

Submission deadline: Sunday 12 January 2020

Open to: Students and paediatrics trainees

Application guidelines: Submit a 750-word case summary related to the topic: "Paediatric emergency medicine". Four case reports will be shortlisted to present their work at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting, from which the winner will be selected.

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Key speakers

Jan Till

Consultant, Senior Paediatric Electrophysiologist Divisional Director, Royal Brompton Hospital. Paediatric Cardiologist, International Expert in Paediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology

Margarita Burmester

Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, Royal Brompton Hospital. Director PICU, Director SPRinT programme


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Margarita Burmester, Lead Consultant Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Director SPRinT Programme 

Session one

All that wheezes…

Dr Louise Fleming, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

Fever and sepsis

Dr David Inwald, Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Is that tachycardia normal?

Dr Jan Till, Consultant Congenital Electrophysiologist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Do you know it all? Diabetic ketoacidosis and all that

Dr Toranj Raimalwalla, Paediatric Intensive Care Grid Trainee, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and SPRinT Faculty

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Airway management and induction for the paediatrician

Dr Cathy O’Donoghue, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and SPRinT Faculty

Am I in charge? Leadership in medical emergencies

Dr Margarita Burmester

Panel discussion
President's prize presentations (4 x 15 mins)

Session two: Practical simulations with the SPRinT (Simulated interProfessional Team training)

35 minute interactive rotational simulations
Rotation one
Rotation two
Tea and coffee break
Rotation three
Rotation four
Closing remarks

Dr Margarita Burmester

Close of meeting and drinks reception

Evaluations surveys will be sent via email and certificates of attendance can be found in the ‘My Account’ area on the RSM website


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