Community Child Health has been running for nearly 25 years and continues to offer the latest developments in a wide range of topics across the speciality. It is one of Genesis’s most popular meetings.

The conference will be taking place face-to-face this Spring from 24th – 25th April 2024.

This conference is valuable to all doctors and medical professionals 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:  

£415 – Consultant (2 days)

£384 – Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/nurse/AHP (2 days)

£210 – Consultant (1 day)

£195 – Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/nurse/AHP (1 day)

The final programme is below:


Wednesday 24 April 2024


Prof Ming Lim: A clinical update in PANS/PANDAS
Prof Francesca Happé: Reflections on the changing concept of autism
Dr Patricia D. Jackson: Why making a diagnosis of FASD matters
Dr Vicky Ho: Health Update in Children with Down Syndrome      
Dr Sophie Dewar: Management of Dissociative (Functional) Seizure
Dr Elaine Clark: Genomics and Autism                   
Dr David Elliman: Update on Childhood Immunisations


Thursday 25 April 2024


Dr Allison Ward: (How) We can do better: safeguarding children and young people seeking asylum in the UK
Dr Jade Thai: Advances in our understanding of neurodiversity from neuroimaging studies in autism
Dr Lorraine Everett: Dizziness (or possibly about vestibular disorders) in children                                                                                
Dr Michael Ogundele: Subthreshold Neurodevelopmental Conditions
Prof Katherine Shelton: The mental health and neurocognitive profile of children adopted from care: support needs in the context of family life
Dr Shankar Rangan: Auditory Processing disorder/difficulties – do you always need a diagnosis to help?
Dr Katherine Pettinger: Developmental outcomes in preterm babies
Dr Finella Craig: Palliative Care in the community


Dr Elaine Clark Consultant in Neurodevelopment, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Dr Finella Craig Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine
Dr Sophie Dewar Lead Clinical Psychologist for Paediatric Psychology NEST (non-embedded speciality team)
Evelina London Children’s Hospital
Dr David Elliman Clinical lead for National NIPE & NBS Screening Programmes, Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Hon. Consultant in Community Child Health, Whittington Health & CNWL
Dr Lorraine Everett Consultant in Audiovestibular Medicine
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Prof Francesca Happé Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, KCL
Dr Vicky Ho Consultant Community Paediatrician
Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
Dr Patricia D. Jackson Institution University of Edinburgh Dept. of Child Life and Health.
Prof Ming Lim Consultant and Professor of Paediatric Neurology
Children’s Neuroscience Centre, Evelina London
Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King’s College London
Dr Michael Ogundele Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust –  Community Paediatrics
Bachelor of Medicine
Dr Katherine Pettinger Department of Health Sciences at the University of York
Dr Shankar Rangan Consultant Audiovestibular Physician, Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Prof Katherine Shelton School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Dr Jade Thai Senior Research Lead
Mersey Care Research & Innovation
Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Allison Ward Consultant Paediatrician (Royal Free London), Clinical co-lead of Respond: Integrated Refugee Health Service (UCLH)


Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT

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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

Registration fee: 

£415 – Consultant (2 days)

£385 – Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/nurse/AHP (2 days)

£210 – Consultant (1 day)

£195 – Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/nurse/AHP (1 day)

Conference proceeds

Proceeds from all of our conferences support our research into problems with fertility, pregnancy and birth. Our scientists at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London continue to lead the world in this field of research. Many major findings at the site have contributed to the understanding of fertility and fetal development. This has improved in utero and newborn babies’ health.

Please see the Genesis Research Trust website for further information about us.

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