About this section

The Paediatrics & Child Health Section’s purpose is to facilitate the study of children in both health and disease and to enable professionals to come together in a friendly learning environment. The Section also holds in conjunction with the London School of Paediatrics regular meetings aimed at trainees.

Monthly training days for ST4&5 trainees

These days are based on the RCPCH curriculum and provide an opportunity to hear from experts respected within their fields, based on a monthly topic, e.g. gastroenterology.

Leadership, Management and Education (LME) evenings

These interactive sessions, based on the Medical Leadership Competency Framework and the RCPCH Competencies, follow on from the monthly clinical training days, and are overseen by Dr Bob Klaber, Consultant Paediatrician and Educationalist based at Imperial College, London.

The sessions are designed for all paediatric trainees looking to develop their skills in leadership, management, quality improvement and education.

Upcoming events

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Cardiology - LSP study day

This one-day meeting is to provide an understanding of common congenital cardiac conditions, basic cardiac physiology and an introduction into the interpretation of ECGs.

  • Price £33 - £90
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Evidence based medicine - LSP day

This study day will promote the application and concepts of evidence-based medicine within paediatrics and child health and offer participants an update on relevant tools, resources and databases.

  • Price £33 - £90
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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The 33rd symposium: Cystic fibrosis in children and adults

This conference will review the current management of cystic fibrosis (CF) in adults and children, including an insight into the implementation of current research, best practice in specific areas, and general updates on recent and future developments in care.

  • Price £40 - £125
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Endocrinology - LSP study day

This study day is beneficial to clinicians who want to gain knowledge, skills, confidence and interest in the theory and application of paediatric endocrinology.

  • Price £33 - £90
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Prizes

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Overseas Bursary

Prize

  • Up to 5 bursaries will be available per year - covering the registration fee plus a contribution of £500 towards travel and hotel costs

Submission deadline

Sunday 23 February 2020

Open to

RSM Paediatrics & Child Health Section members of all grades

Application guidelines

Applicants should complete the submission form - detailing:

  • a brief description of the overseas conference they wish to attend- including title, dates  and venue
  • a brief summary of no more than 500 words outlining why they wish to attend the conference and how will it benefit the work of their clinical teams
  • the conferences attended (both national and international) in the past 5 years

For more details on the bursary please click the 'Apply here' button below.

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Paediatrics & Child Health Section: President’s Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250

Submission deadline

Sunday 12 January 2020

Open to

Students and paediatrics trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word case summary related to the topic: "Paediatric emergency medicine".

Four case reports will be shortlisted to present their work at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting, from which the winner will be selected.

Apply here

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Sam Tucker Fellowship

Prize

  • £250 and membership of the RSM as a trainee for up to six years for individuals with an academic record of achievement.
    The successful candidate(s) will become members of the Paediatrics & Child Health Section Council for two years. They will be expected to attend council meetings and submit a paper at one meeting (either an RSM meeting or meeting approved by the Section) every two years.

Submission deadline

Sunday 29 March 2020

Open to

Individuals for whom less than ten years have elapsed since they obtained their primary medical qualification

Application guidelines

Doctors who can demonstrate firm evidence of a commitment to a career in Paediatrics and Child Health are invited to submit their curriculum vitae and a signed covering letter from the proposer (a Paediatrics & Child Health Section member) to be considered for this fellowship. Any trainee not having a proposer could approach the RSM Paediatric Council.

A maximum of 2 fellowships will be awarded each year. 

The Paediatrics & Child Health Section council will select the winning candidate(s) from a list of eligible trainees. The selection committee will comprise of the President-Elect, Secretary-Elect and Treasurer. 

The name of successful applicant(s) will be presented to council at the Section AGM for approval.

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Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Tim David Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £200

Submission deadline

Sunday 08 December 2019

Open to

Medical trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 750-word case report on a general paediatric case. A maximum of four general paediatric case reports will be shortlisted to present at a Paediatrics & Child Health meeting.

Apply here

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

President

Dr Margarita Burmester