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.

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Dr Margarita Burmester
President
Dr Philippa Anna Stilwell
President Elect
Dr Louise Fleming
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming paediatrics & child health events

View all events and webinars being run by the Paediatrics & Child Health Section.

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Prevention of asthma deaths in childhood

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  • Price £30 - £176
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Live stream: Prevention of asthma deaths in childhood

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Adolescent musculoskeletal injuries

This conference will provide education on topics relevant to adolescent musculoskeletal medicine. This event is aimed at doctors and allied health professionals who work with active children and teena...
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Prizes & awards

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Tim David Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250 and a year’s free RSM membership
  • Second prize: £200
  • Third prize: £150

Submission deadline

Tuesday 14 December 2021

Meeting date

Tuesday 8 February 2022

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.

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Paediatrics & Child Health Section: President’s Prize

Prize

  • First prize: £250
  • Second prize: £150
  • The two runner ups will receive a £20 Amazon voucher

Submission deadline

Tuesday 18 January 2022

Meeting date

Tuesday 15 March 2022

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.

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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 3 April 2022

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 Counci

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: 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

TBC

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

Priority will be given to Paediatric Consultants in clinical practices who have not attended an overseas meeting in the past 5 years. 

In the event that an applicant is awarded a travel bursary by another organisation the applicant must withdraw their application to the RSM.

The bursary funds will be awarded after the successful candidate has returned from the conference and provided a report of their experiences of the conference; particularly focussing on how it will influence their clinical practice and how they have shared their experience / learning with their clinical teams. The reports will be uploaded to the Paediatrics & Child Health Section page on the RSM website and, if appropriate winners may be invited to speak at a relevant Section meeting to present "Highlights of the (relevant) conference".

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