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: £295 (2 Days);

Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/other professionals: £260 for two days.

£150 for one-day attendance (a member of staff will be in contact with you to confirm which day you select)

We are currently in the process of confirming the programme this will be available shortly.

Confirmed Topics

  • “Protecting Children at a Distance: findings from a multi-agency investigation of safeguarding and child protection during the Covid-19 pandemic”,
  • “Identification of an Intellectual Disability in children and young people”,
  • Working with children with Autism and their families from minority communities”,
  • Criminal Exploitation in Children and Young people”
  • “Update on Childhood Immunisations”
  • “Transition to adult care in epilepsy”
  • “COVID-19 in children”
  • “Differential diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy”
  • “Recognition and early diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders in children”,
  • “Remote assessments in Community Paediatrics during Covid and beyond”
  • “How to make the best use of genetic testing for epilepsies”
  • “What to do with PDA/Extreme Demand Avoidance”
  • “Multi-disciplinary treatment strategies for children and young adults with saliva control issues”

Chairs

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

The conference will take place live on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th November 2021, a recording will be available to delegates for up to 6 months after the event has taken place.

Chairs

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: 

Consultant: £295 (2 Days);

Specialty and Associate Specialist (SAS)/Trainee/other professionals: £260 for two days.

£150 for one-day attendance (a member of staff will be in contact with you to confirm which day you select)

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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