Community Child Health has been running for 20 years and continues to offer the latest developments in a wide range of topics across the specialty. It is one of The Symposium Office’s most popular meetings.

This year the conference is taking place online only, this is due to the current situation with Covid-19.

This conference is valuable to all doctors caring for children in the community setting. This 2-day course will help delegates to update their knowledge across a variety of topics relevant to Community Paediatrics. It combines clinically-focused, evidence-based updates with national guidance and strategy, as well as some personal perspectives, in order for community paediatricians to learn about the latest developments in Community Child Health.

Registration fee: Consultant: £330; Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/other professionals: £286 for two days. One day attendance £171.

Date: 8 – 9 October 2020 | Location: Virtual Conference

Thursday 8 October

09:00 Please use this time to access the online conference and test your audio equipment is working.

09:10 Introduction by the CCH Chairs — Dr Katarina Harris, Dr Nicole Horwitz, Dr John Loftus

09:15 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Making the Diagnosis — Dr Patricia Jackson

10:00 Writing Good Health Advice for EHCPs — Dr Tanja Satterthwaite

10:45 Break

11:05 Sleep and Anxiety in Autism: What can we learn from autistic teens’ personal accounts? — Dr Georgia Pavlopoulou

11:50 Management of Menses in Disabled Girls — Dr Assunta Albanese

12:35 Lunch Break

13:25 Genetic Advances and their impact on families — Dr Mohnish Suri

14:10 Understanding avoidant eating (ARFID) in those on the autism spectrum — Dr Gillian Harris

14:55 Break

15:15 Autism in girls — Prof David Skuse

16.00 CATCh-uS: Service Transition with ADHD — Ass. Prof. Astrid Janssens and Dr Tamsin Newlove-Delgado

16:55 End of day 1

Friday 9 October

09:15 Please use this time to access the online conference and test your audio equipment is working

09:25 Introduction by the CCH Chairs — Dr Katarina Harris, Dr Nicole Horwitz, Dr John Loftus

09:30 Diagnostic Challenges in Paediatric Mitochondrial Disease — Dr Victoria Nesbitt

10:15 Health issues at and after adoption — Dr Julia Hale

11:00 Break

11:20 Cannabis oil and Epilepsy  – new approach to treatment of seizures — Dr Christin Eltze

12:05 Assessing gait in children — Dr Adnan Manzur

12:50 Lunch Break

13:40 General medical and developmental problems of children with 22 q 11.2 deletion syndrome — Dr Imke Meyer-Parsonson

14:25 Update on Child and Adolescent Immunisation — Dr David Elliman

15:10 Close of Meeting

The high calibre of specialist Speakers on the programme ensures that delegates gain an excellent update on the latest developments.

Our confirmed Speakers are:

Dr Assunta Albanese: Consultant paediatric endocrinologist (St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

Dr David Elliman: Clinical lead for National NIPE & NBS Screening Programmes, Public Health England Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Hon. Consultant in Community Child Health, Whittington Health & CNWL.

Dr Christin Eltze: Consultant Paediatric Neurologist,
Specialty Lead: Epilepsy and Children’s Epilepsy Surgery Service (CESS)
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Honorary Senior Lecturer UCL-Institute of Child Health.

Dr Julia Hale: Consultant Paediatrician (Community), Designated Doctor for Safeguarding, Adoption Medical Adviser – NHS South East London CCG (Bromley).

Dr Gillian Harris: Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Birmingham Food Refusal Service. Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, Centre for Applied Psychology.

Dr Patricia Jackson: OBE FRCPCH. Honorary Fellow University of Edinburgh Department of Child Life and Health.

Ass. Prof. Astrid Janssens: University of Southern Denmark & Odense University Hospital.

Dr Adnan Manzur: Consultant Paediatric Neurologist (Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre GOSH NHS Foundation Trust).

Dr Imke Meyer-Parsonson: Consultant in General Paediatrics at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Dr Victoria Nesbitt: Consultant Paediatrician in Mitochondrial Diseases & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics (Oxford University Hospitals).

Dr Tamsin Newlove-Delgado: Senior Clinical Lecturer in Child Public Mental Health and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe), University of Exeter Medical School.

Dr Georgia Pavlopoulou: Teaching and researching at UCL Autism, Mental Health, Counselling, Learning Disabilities. Autism Consultant.

Dr Tanja Satterthwaite: Consultant paediatrician, neurodisability, neurorehabilitation and community child health Bart’s Health NHS Trust.

Prof David H. Skuse: MD FRCP FRCPsych FRCPCH,
Professor of Behavioural and Brain Sciences
UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health &
Honorary Consultant in Developmental Neuropsychiatry
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

Dr Mohnish Suri: Consultant in clinical genetics (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust).


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