About this event

  • Date and time Wed 12 Jan 2022 from 9:30am to 4:50pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, London School of Paediatrics

The aim of this study day is to develop the clinician’s knowledge on the different types of childhood cancer and the latest treatment regimens, as well as how to recognise early signs that require investigation for cancer.

This study day consists of distinguished speakers from various institutions with vast clinical knowledge of paediatric oncology. It includes a wide range of topics including common as well as uncommon haematological and oncological malignancies. It also includes palliative and symptom care management and oncological emergencies.

It’s extremely important to have the knowledge and to be able to manage acute oncological emergencies in a DGH, as they can be serious and potentially life-threatening. The session will provide information on how to investigate and manage acute oncological emergencies effectively. In addition, the study day will offer information on GRID & SPIN oncology.

Learning objectives include:

  • Learn how to assess, investigate and treat children and young people presenting with cancer
  • Learn how to assess and manage acute oncological emergencies
  • Update one’s knowledge on the most up-to-date treatment regimens for children and young people with cancer
  • Learn how to manage a child or young person undergoing palliative or symptom care management, whilst liaising with a specialist symptom care team
  • Understand the impact of childhood cancer on the patient and their family
  • Obtain advice and information on working and training within GRID and SPIN paediatric oncology

This day is aimed at Level 2 paediatric trainees with a focus on what to do with a child or young person with cancer from a DGH perspective, which includes oncological emergencies.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Banuja Srikumar, Paediatric Specialty Trainee Year 5, Kingston Hospital and Dr Jennifer Ho, Paediatric Specialty Trainee Year 6, University College London

Session one


Dr Jack Bartram, Paediatric Haematology Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Brain tumours

Dr Fernando Carceller, Paediatric and Adolescent Neuro-Oncology and Drug Development Consultant,  Royal Marsden Hospital ,Sutton

Comfort break

Session two

Soft tissue tumours

Dr Kavitha Srivatsa, Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton

Parents’ perspective

Chandni Sagar and Jo Taylor

Lunch break

Session three

Symptom care management

Maggie Comac, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Oncology Outreach and Palliative Care, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Oncological emergencies

Dr Joanna Morris, Paediatric Consultant and Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit Lead, Kingston Hospital

Comfort break

Session four

Bone tumours

Dr Carmen Soto

GRID and SPIN Oncology

Dr Sarah Dawson, Oncology GRID Specialty Trainee Year 6, Royal Marsden Hospital, Dr Abi Olawale-Cole, Paediatric Specialty Trainee, University College London Hospital and Dr Jennifer Ho

Concluding remarks
Close 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 weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain 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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