About this event

  • Date and time Mon 2 Oct 2023 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, London School of Paediatrics

This event, delivered by the London School of Paediatrics, is aimed at Paediatric trainees interested in managing the acutely unwell child and Paediatric Intensive Care. We will cover the patient journey from referral to paediatric intensive care, lifesaving interventions, common pathologies, the patient experience, and explain critical care delivery networks and careers in paediatric intensive care.

By attending, you will:

  • Understand the patient and clinician journey when referring to intensive care  
  • Understand key lifesaving interventions delivered in Paediatric Intensive Care, including ventilation, anaesthesia, inotropes and vasopressors, and extracorporeal therapies 
  • Understand the patient and family experience of being treated in Paediatric Intensive Care 
  • Learn about the process of applying for subspecialty training and special-interest training in high-dependency and intensive care 

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View the programme 02 October 2023

Session 1

Chairs: Dr Misha Pankhania, Paediatric Trainee, Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust and Dr Rebecca Lewis, Paediatric Trainee, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  

Welcome and introduction
Introduction to sub specialty (GRID) training and Special Interest (SPIN)

Dr Niha Peshimam, GRID Trainee, Evelina London Children's Hospital and Dr Michaela Janks, High dependency unit special interest trainee, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust 

Drugs and safe anaesthesia for sick children

Dr Nick Prince, PICU Consultant, St George’s Hospital

Tea and coffee break
Respiratory disease in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Dr Padmanabhan Ramnarayan, PICU Consultant, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

A parent’s perspective on PICU

Ms Corina Gander, PICU Parent Expert


Session 2

Chairs: Dr Emma Alexander, Paediatric Trainee, Barts Health NHS Trust and Dr Heena Yousaf, Paediatric Trainee, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Children on the High Dependency Unit

Dr Elizabeth Hobbs, Clinical Fellow, Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, The Royal London Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust  

How to resuscitate, stabilise and manage PICU referrals beyond Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS)

Dr Marilyn McDougall, PICU Consultant, Evelina London Children’s Healthcare

Tea and coffee break
Acute liver failure

Dr Christina Balnta, PICU Consultant, King’s College Hospital

Non-cardiac cardiology problem-solving in the PICU

Dr Jonathan Round, PICU Consultant, St George’s Hospital

Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on 1 October 2023.  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’s 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.