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  Paediatrics London: 11 September 2019


Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Location: London Holiday Inn, Kensington


8.45 Registration, refreshments and networking



Chairs opening Speech

Dr Toni Hazell, GP, medical writer, editor and regular contributor to Pulse Learning 


Food allergies

  • How to handle common allergies in the first year of life
  • Cows milks protein and egg allergies
  • Do we need to inject kids with severe food allergies?

 Dr Helen Cox, consultant in paediatric allergy and immunology, St Mary’s Hospital


Assessing a Sick Child 

  • Think Sepsis
  • Record your observations
  • Safety-net with care

Dr Tim Fooks, GP and author


Refreshment break and exhibition

The seminar room will be closed during this time


Child Safeguarding

  • be able to define child abuse and neglect in terms of general practice
  • have considered the factors influencing GPs ability to detect safeguarding in a virtual reality consultation
  • understand how we are influenced in a variety of ways by factors in the child and their family and our own backgrounds
  • have practised having that difficult conversation when we are worried about child abuse

This session counts as 1 hour of level 3 safeguarding. You will be provided with a certificate after the course.

Prof Carly (Caroline) Fertleman, Consultant Paediatrician, Whittington Health & Professor of Paediatric Education, Great Ormond Street UCL Institute of Child Health.


Lunch, exhibition and networking

The seminar room will be closed during this time


Tackling Childhood Obesity in Primary Care

  • Why child obesity is everyone’s issue
  • Raising the topic sensitively during primary care consultations
  • What to say: evidence based brief interventions – and who best to target them at

 Dr Rachel Pryke, GP and clinical champion for nutrition and health, RCGP


Paediatrics Myths & Pearls: Basics, Fever, Fussy Infants

  • How GPs can support weaning babies
  • The latest treatment for reflux
  • Case studies on failure to thrive

Dr Donald Macgregor, consultant paediatrician and senior lecturer in child health


Palliative Care in Children

  • Palliative Care in a child is not that of “small adults”: possibly different illnesses and syndromes, symptoms, needs, trajectory, prognoses
  • Children’s ability to communicate and comprehend their illness can vary according to age and or stage of development
  • Palliative Care for a Child includes Palliation and bereavement for the family

Dr Anant Sachdev, GP partner and palliative care specialist, Cancer Research UK


Refreshment break and exhibition

The seminar room will be closed during this time


Behavioural issues or a  neurodevelopmental condition? 

  • Tips for ADHD/ASD  referrals
  • Introduction to management  of sleep difficulties
  • Why a community paediatrician refuses to assess dyslexia

Dr Katarina Harris, consultant community pediatrician, Whittington Health


The wheezy child – diagnosis and treatment made easy

  • Pollen, hayfever and viral induced symptoms
  • How to apply guidelines for diagnosis
  • How to manage parental expectation

Dr Andy Whittamore, GP and Clinical Lead, Asthma UK


Poorly tummies: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Assessing and investigating children with lower gi symptoms
  • Role of GP’s in supporting children and families affected by IBD
  • Signposting to organisations who can help

Dr Kevin Barrett, GP partner, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Champion 2017-2020, RCGP & Crohns and Colitis UK


 Close of Conference


Prepared by Cogora 10/06/19 

*We would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and partners for supporting this meeting. This includes a number of pharmaceutical companies. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programme where clearly labelled.


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