About this event

  • Date and time Thu 1 Dec 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

Explore common respiratory and ear, nose and throat presentations, including their pathophysiology, new developments in the field and best practice for management. Participants will be able to deliver optimal care to children presenting to the emergency department and in outpatients; by assisting diagnosis and informing management decisions.

Trainees will also be provided with information about a career in respiratory medicine, either in specialist GRID training or as a general paediatrician with a specialist interest, and how to achieve this. 

This study day is aimed at level 2 paediatric trainees, but is open and will be of relevance to all paediatric trainees and acute practitioners with an interest in paediatrics. 

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and latest treatment options for Pre-school wheeze, asthma, lung aspiration, sleep-disordered breathing, complicated pneumonia and cystic fibrosis
  • Recognise and manage ENT emergencies
  • Interpret a paediatric chest x-ray
  • Feel confident about applying for paediatric respiratory subspecialty training


The event recording will be available for registered event participants up to 60 days after the day via Zoom.

This event is also available to attend in person on Monday 28 November 2022. Please click here to book the in-person event 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr John King, Paediatric Respiratory Grid Trainee, Royal Brompton Hospital, Dr Misha Pankhania, Paediatric Speciality Trainee Year 4, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and Dr Polly Robinson, Paediatric Speciality Trainee Year 5, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Preschool wheeze

Dr James Cook, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, King's College Hospital

Chest radiology interpretation and interesting cases

Dr Tom Semple, Radiology Consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital

Comfort break
Asthma (Anti-inflammatory Reliever Therapy)

Dr Louise Fleming, Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital

Aspiration and the lung

Dr Dominic Hughes, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, King's College Hospital

Management of stridor and ENT emergencies

Mr Daniel Tweedie, Paediatric ENT surgeon, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Sleep disordered breathing

Dr Katharine Harman, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, King's College Hospital

Comfort break
Necrotising pneumonia and empyema in children

Dr Gary Ruiz, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, King's College Hospital

Cystic fibrosis: What’s new?

Professor Jane Davies, Professor, National Heart and Lung Institute and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Experimental Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital

Career panel

Dr John King

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this event will close 1 hour prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.


  • The agenda is subject to change at any time
  • If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM discretion.
  • All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.
  • This event 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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