Our long-running conference, Community Child Health, keeps doctors and paediatrics professionals up to date with the latest developments in a wide range of topics across the speciality. It combines clinically-focused, evidence-based updates with national guidance and strategy, as well as some personal perspectives.

The presentations are valuable to anyone caring for children in a community setting.

The two-day conference will take place virtually in Autumn 2022.

Registration fees:

Full conference (2 days) —

Doctor / Consultant: £265
Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/nurse/AHP: £234

Single day —

Doctor / Consultant: £136
Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/nurse/AHP: £120

Speakers confirmed:

Thursday 6th October 2022

Prof Helen Bedford
Update in Childhood Immunisation

Dr Michael Yoong
SUDEP – when to talk about it

Dr Liz Marder
Preventing infections in Down syndrome

Dr Ian Male
How can we improve the delivery of diagnostic services for autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions?

Ms Sara Geater
Independent Review of gender identity services for children and young people (the Cass Review)

Dr Jo Cryer
ARFID: diagnosis, innovations & research

Prof Sue Fletcher-Watson
The transdiagnostic approach to neurodiversity


Friday 7th October 2022

Dr Tamsin Owen
Tics and Tourette’s and Management

Dr Elaine Clark
Practical use of genomics in community paediatrics

Dr Georgia Pavlopoulou
Siblings of disabled children

Prof Christopher Gillberg
The ESSENCE of Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Conditions: Rethinking Co-Morbidities, Assessment, and Intervention

Dr Biju Hameed
Management of Spasticity in Children

Dr Arpana Silwal
Dystonia approach and management

Drs Nivedita Bajaj and Chinnaiah Yemula
ADHD in Girls


Dr Katarina Harris: Consultant Community Paediatrician, Designated Doctor for safeguarding, Islington, Northern Health Centre, London

Dr Nicole Horwitz: Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician – Whittington Health NHS Trust, Northern Health Centre, London

Dr John Loftus: Consultant Community Paediatrician Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Children Services, Diagnostics & Outpatients Division, Hackney Ark



Dr Nivedita Bajaj
Consultant Community Paediatrician, East and North Herts Trust, Designated Doctor for LAC and CL, Hertfordshire. Executive member of George Still Forum

Prof Helen Bedford
Professor of Children’s Health, Population, Policy & Practice Dept, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health (London)

Dr Elaine Clark
Consultant Paediatrician in Neurodevelopment, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Dr Jo Cryer
Consultant Paediatrician, Evelina Hospital, London

Prof Sue Fletcher-Watson
Professor of Developmental Psychology, Director of the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh

Ms Sara Geater
Head of engagement and communication – Cass Review, St. Leonards, England, United Kingdom

Prof Christopher Gillberg
Professor in Child Psychiatry, Gothenburg University, Gillbergcentrum, Sweden

Dr Biju Hameed
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist
Movement Disorder Service
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London

Dr Ian Male
Consultant Community Paediatrician Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and honorary senior lecturer Brighton and Sussex medical school

Dr Liz Marder
Consultant Paediatrician
Community and Neurodisability, Nottingham Children’s Hospital
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Tamsin Owen
Clinical Psychologist Tics and Neurodevelopmental Movements Service (TANDeM), Evelina London

Dr Georgia Pavlopoulou
Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Mental Health (UCL IOE)
Lead workforce trainer in Autistic Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Services (UCL PALS/Anna Freud Centre)
Senior Research Associate (UCL PALS/Anna Freud Centre)
Trainee UKCP Psychotherapist (MINTH East London NHS Foundation Trust)

Dr Arpana Silwal
Consultant Paediatrics Neurologist, Barts Hospital, the Royal Hospital, London

Dr Chinnaiah Yemula
Consultant Community Paediatrician, Ex Clinical Lead for ADHD Service, Cambridgeshire Community Services. Executive member of George Still Forum

Dr Michael Yoong
Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Royal London Hospital, Bart’s Health NHS Trust


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