About this event

  • Date and time Fri 26 May 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This interactive event aims to provide trainees with an understanding of the key principles of providing great care to young people. Presentations will focus on common problems faced in general paediatric settings, and on approaches used to support young people in a busy ward or clinic.

With a range of engaging speakers, this will be a stimulating day that will equip learners with practical tips and tricks that can be easily applied to their practice, and improve care for the young people they see.

By attending you will:

  • Have increased confidence talking to young people, performing a HEADSSS assessment and enabling young people to participate in their own care
  • Understand the importance of psychosocial development in chronic disease self-management and concordance
  • Develop your understanding of functional disorders presenting in adolescence and how to manage them using a multidisciplinary approach
  • Consider the impact of cultural, social religious and economic factors on adolescent health
  • Evaluate the special health needs of young people in the UK who are immigrants from low-income countries (as refugees or asylum seekers) or who have been affected by armed conflict or natural disasters
  • Develop an understanding of contextual safeguarding
  • Learn how to identify at-risk young people and how to refer and signpost to appropriate services
  • Learn about more specialised aspects of adolescent health such as gender dysphoria, contraception and sexual health
  • Appreciate the importance of young people’s voices in service planning and delivery
  • Have opportunities to discuss training pathways and SPIN in adolescent health

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered event participants 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 Zaynab Chatoo and Dr Rebecca Johnston, Paediatric Trainees, Paediatric Trainees, University College London Hospitals

Developmentally appropriate healthcare (to include HEADSSS, transition)

Dr Terry Segal, General Paediatrics Consultant, University College Hospital NHS Trust 

Modern slavery and migrant health

Dr Sarah Boutros, Paediatric Consultant with interest in migrant health, Barts Health NHS Trust 

Comfort break
Gender ideology

Professor Gary Butler, Consultant in Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine and Endocrinology, University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

SPIN Panel

Dr Sarah Simms & colleagues, Paediatric Trainees with specialist interest in adolescents, University College London Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust 

Contraception and sexual health

Dr Chandri Sood, Specialty Doctor in Sexual Health and Sexual Health Advisor, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 

Contextual safeguarding: how to recognize and support some of our most vulnerable young people

Dr Najette Ayadi O’Donnell, Consultant General Paediatrician in Adolescent Health and Complex safeguarding, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Comfort break
Tik tok tics and functional neurological symptoms in adolescents

Dr Tammy Hedderly, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist and Dr Osman Malik, Consultant Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatrist, Tics and Neurodevelopmental Movements (TANDeM) service, Evelina Childrens Hospital

OnWArd and Upstream-ward Broadening our thinking about adolescent health

Dr Lizzie Wortley, Paediatric Registrar and Specialist Trainee Year 7, Imperial College London NHS Trust

Closing remarks

Dr Zaynab Chatoo, Paediatric Trainees, Paediatric Trainees, University College London Hospitals

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.