About this event

  • Date and time Tue 8 Dec 2020 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, London School of Paediatrics

In this LSP study day, we will review current understanding of common issues and best practice within the community child health field, including the recognition and management of developmental problems, the multi-disciplinary approach to the child with complex medical needs, and key updates in safeguarding.

There will be a range of consultants and professionals from across London speaking in their areas of expertise on a wide variety of interesting topics related to community paediatrics. This study day is aimed at level 2 trainees but all paediatric trainees welcome. Wider members of the paediatric community multi-disciplinary team are also very welcome.

During this session, trainees will be able to:

  • Recognise and manage common developmental and behavioural problems
  • Improve one’s ability to manage children with complex developmental difficulties
  • Understand how physical and communication impairment may contribute to developmental difficulties and what happens when children are referred for further assessment: what might help
  • Gain experience in making appropriate diagnoses, investigation and management plans for children with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Know about the multi-disciplinary approach to the child with a neurodevelopmental childhood disorder
  • Improve understanding of educational paediatrics, including the writing of Education Health & Care Plans and working effectively with other agencies in relation to this
  • Gain proficiency in the paediatric assessment of and management of Looked After Children (LAC) and further understand the personal experience of an unaccompanied asylum seeker

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Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 


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Welcome and introduction

Session one

Dr Thushara Latha Perumal, ST5 Paediatrics, Northwick Park Hospital and Dr Gregory Landon, ST7 Neurodisability, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Neurodiversity and special educational needs in children born preterm

Dr Michael Absoud, FRCPCH PhD, Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London and Dr Jenny Baulcomb, Educational Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist 

Eyes, vision and visual impairment: What a community paediatrician needs to look for

Dr Jenefer Sargent, Paediatric Neurodisability Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Comfort break

Session two

ADHD and working with local communities

Dr Max Davie, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Evelina Children’s Hospital and Maggie Owolade, Director of ADHD and Related Conditions Support in Lambeth 

EHCP and basics of education within community paediatrics

Dr John Hutchins, Consultant Paediatrician, Ealing Hospital

Lunch break

Session three

An overview on autism

Dr Elaine Clark, Consultant Paediatrician, Great Ormond Street Hospital

The journey post autism diagnosis

Ms Lynne Laverty, Director of Centre for ADHD and Autism Support, Harrow

Comfort break

Session four

Understanding trauma in looked after children and young people

Dr Sveta Alladi, Consultant Paediatrician, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Laura Salvo, Clinical Psychologist at Newham CAMHS, East London Foundation Trust

Developmental red flags and what to do when you spot them

Dr Hannah Nicholson, Locum Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Community child health grid talk and concluding remarks

Dr Philippa (Anna) Stilwell, ST6 Community Paediatrics, Southwark and Evelina Children’s Hospital

End of the meeting



Disclaimer:All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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