About this event

  • Date and time Tue 15 Mar 2022 from 9:00am to 15 Mar 2022 at 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This interactive meeting seeks to teach paediatric health staff about the current advances in the treatment of the acutely deteriorating child, and how to identify signs of illness early.

Led by the Simulated interProfessional Team Training (SPRinT) team, join us for simulated workshops to gain hands-on experiential leaning. There are limited places available for the afternoon session.

This meeting is tailored for all paediatric healthcare staff interested in paediatric emergencies. You will have the opportunity to hear from experienced specialists covering key topics in paediatric emergency medicine. 

During this session, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about current advances in emergency treatment 
  • Recognize the importance of a high index of suspicion 
  • Understand approaches to effective decision making in time-critical situations

Can’t attend in person on the day? This event is available to watch on-demand for up to 60 days. Please register for the pre-recorded webinar here. The link to watch the webinar will be sent via email three days after the live in-person event on 18 March 2022 so that you can view it on-demand.  

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Anna Stilwell, President, Paediatrics and Child Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Session one

Scary breathing patterns

Dr Louise Fleming, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

The septic pathway trajectory 

Dr Simon Nadel, Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, St Mary's Hospital

Diabetic ketoacidosis- confident or confused?

Dr Toranj Wadia, Paediatric Intensive Care Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

The struggling heart

Dr Ajay Desai, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Consultant, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
To intubate or not to intubate?

Dr Mary Lane, Paediatric Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Making sense out of the chaos

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

Panel discussion
President's prize presentation one: A challenging diagnosis in emergency paediatrics: Isolated mid-thigh pain as a symptom of femoral neck fracture

Mr Callum Wood, Medical Student, Cardiff University

President's prize presentation two: Nutmeg overdose: Sugar, spice and everything nice?

Dr Varnika Horsley, Foundation Year One Doctor, Queen's Hospital

President's prize presentation three: Recurrent facial angioedema and urticaria in an adolescent after SARS-CoV-2 infection - a simple coincidence or a curious cause?

Miss Molly Hugkulstone, Medical student, University of Cambridge

President's prize presentation four: Pseudotumoral cystitis: A case of acute urinary retention in the newborn

Dr Arameh Aghababaie, Paediatric Speciality Trainee Year Two, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Session two: Practical simulations with SPRinT team

Mr James Woods, SPRinT Senior Technician, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

30 minute interactive rotational simulations
Session one

Dr Amy Chan-Dominy, Paediatric and Adult Intensive Care Consultant, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Session two

Dr Lidia Casanueva, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Consultant, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Session three

Ms Kumi de Costa, SPRinT Senior Nurse Programme Manager

Session four

Dr Abhishek Narayan, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Consultant, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Closing remarks

Dr Margarita Burmester 

Drinks reception


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

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

Registration for this event will close on Monday 14 March 2022 at 12am. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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