The challenges of child refugee health: Everyone’s responsibility

Date

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Paediatrics & Child Health Section , Global Health , Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Accreditation

6 CPD Points

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about this event

This is one of the few multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral events aimed not only at informing health practitioners about the migration crisis but also aimed at equipping them to be able to respond through their work in the clinic service improvement and advocacy.

The event provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to hard to obtain curriculum competences in public, mental and global health.
  • Obtain personal insight into the migrant experience of health and illness.
  • Network with leading players in migrant issues.

 

Workshops:

When you register you are able to select an option of your preferred two workshops, we will do our best to accommodate your request. You cannot book for the workshops only, please ensure you select and pay for the appropriate delegate rate at the time of booking.  The workshops are as follows:

A. Identification of and dealing with female genital mutilation in children.
B. Effects of migration on child health and development.
C. The mental health impacts of the journey of the child migrant.
D. A primer on infectious diseases in child migrants.

Please note the registration fee includes Emma Jane Kirby's book 'The Optician of Lampedusa'

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agenda

Session 1 - Plenary: The journey of the child migrant

Chair: Dr David McCoy, Professor of Global Public Health, Queen Mary University London and Director of Medact

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

8.50 am

Welcome to the day and introductions

Dr David McCoy, Professor of Global Public Health, Queen Mary University London and Director of Medact

9.00 am

The geopolitical context and historical precursors to the migrant crisis: A primer for clinicians

Dr Leonie Ansems de Vries, Lecturer in International Relations, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Why should we care? The human rights, ethical and legal and public health implications of mass migration for children and clinicians

9.20 am

Dr Delanjathan Devakumar, Institute of Child Health

9.40 am

Dr Sarah Dickson, Doctors of the World

10.00 am

Panel discussion

10.20 am

Tea and coffee break

Session 2

10.40 am

The needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Dr Ann Lorek, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Southwark

The view from the other side: Real-life perspectives on the migrant crisis

11.00 am

Dr Aula Abbara, Infectious Diseases Registrar, Imperial NHS Healthcare Trust

11.20 am

Emma Jane Kirby, BBC Journalist and Author of 'The optician of Lampedusa'

11.40 am

Sharing personal experiences of migration from Afghanistan

Dr Helal Attayee

12.00 pm

Panel discussion

12.20 pm

Lunch with photo exhibition: 'Humans of Calais' and book signing with Emma Jane Kirby

Session 3 - Specialist knowledge 30 minutes workshops

Each offered twice; participants choose 2 to attend

Workshop A

Identification of and dealing with female genital mutilation in children

Dr Deborah Hodes, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Borough of Camden and UCLH

Workshop B

Effects of migration on child health and development

Dr Ann Lorek, Consultant Community Paediatrician, Southwark

Workshop C

The mental health impacts of the journey of the child migrant

Dr Susannah Fairweather, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Workshop D

A primer on infectious diseases in child migrants

Dr Sarah Eisen, Consultant Paediatrician, UCLH and Dr Bhanu Williams, RCPCH International Officer and Consultant Paediatrician

2.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session 4 - Plenary: Helping child migrants together

Chair: Dr Bhanu Williams, RCPCH International Officer and Consultant Paediatrician

2.50 pm

Bringing child health skills to the frontline: Volunteering at home and abroad in migrant health

Dr Sarah Dickson, Doctors of the World and Dr Aula Abbara, Project Lead for Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and Infectious Diseases Registrar, St Mary’s Hospital

3.10 pm

Developing an integrated health pathway for unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Dr Allison Ward, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Adeeb Ahmed, Paediatric Registrar

3.30 pm

Advocacy for patients and populations and how you can do both in migrant child health

Dr Frank Arnold, Medact and Mr David Rhys-Jones, Legal Advisor, Helen Bamber Foundation

3.50 pm

Panel discussion

4.15 pm

Closing remarks

Lord Alfred Dubs, Member of the House of Lords, Labour Peer

Film showing

4.30 pm

War Child

Introduced by Katie Buchanan, Executive Producer at Lightbox Films

5.30 pm

Close of meeting

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  • Non member rates £45 -£160
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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Andrea TorokTel: 02072902986 Email: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk arrow