About this event

  • Date and time Tue 20 Feb 2024 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health, Archives of Disease in Childhood

Join us for this webinar, held in association with the Archives of Disease in Childhood, to receive an update from expert authors on common acute and chronic paediatric problems which may be encountered in both an in-hospital and outpatient setting.  

Pitched to the generalist or specialist who may encounter these presentations, hear the latest clinical updates and practical tips on managing common paediatric conditions.

Participants will gain insight into:

  • How to approach a child with a new presentation of rectal bleeding, liver disease or earache
  • Better understanding of feeding in children with neurodisability and in current epilepsy guidelines
  • Be able to assess the pubertal stage of a child, and to interpret autoantibodies in autoimmune disease
  • Learn about vaping and why it is harmful to adolescents 

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 Nick Brown, Consultant Paediatrician, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Uppsala University, Sweden, Editor in Chief, Archives of Disease in Childhood, and Dr Ioanna Tsigkouli, Education fellow in Paediatrics, Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health

Session 1: Acute presentations I

Assessment of a child with earache

Mr Joe Grainger, Paediatric ear, nose and throat consultant, Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Rectal bleeding in children

Dr Jordan Evans, Paediatric emergency medicine consultant, University Hospital of Wales and Dr Huria Metezai, Trainee, University Hospital of Wales

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session 2: Adolescent health

Clinical pubertal assessment

Dr Philippa Prentice, Paediatric endocrine consultant, Evelina London Children’s Hospital

What paediatricians need to know about vaping

Dr Amanda Fenech, Community paediatrics specialist registrar, Mater Dei Hospital, Malta

Panel discussion

Including Dr Jonathan Coutts, Consultant Neonatologist, Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow

Lunch break

Session 3: Acute presentations II


Dr Neelam Gupta, Consultant Neonatologist, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust, Honorary Senior Lecturer, King's College London, Edition Editor, Archives of Disease in Childhood E&P ed, and Dr Ioanna Tsigkouli

Liver disease in adolescents

Dr Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Paediatric gastroenterology specialist registrar, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Evaluation of paediatric torticollis

Dr Sahana Rao, Consultant paediatrician, Oxford University Hospitals

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Session 4: Managing chronic problems

Feeding children with neurodisability: challenges and practicalities

Dr Mark Beattie, Paediatric gastroenterology consultant, University Hospital Southampton

Epilepsies in children and young people

Dr Katherine Jones, Paediatric registrar, Royal Devon University Hospital

Panel discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. 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 presenters 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. 

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