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Paediatric Update Course 2023 (online) *PAST EVENT*

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Paediatric Update Course 2023 (online) *PAST EVENT*
Paediatric Update Course 2023 (online) *PAST EVENT*

Time & Location

16 Nov 2023, 09:00 – 17:00

Online conference

About the event

Course description

This one-day online course brings the latest updates from across 16 key paediatric sub-specialities and is designed to enhance your knowledge and confidence in managing common paediatric problems. The teaching faculty will almost exclusively include consultant specialists from Great Ormond Street Hospital. The course will be highly interactive and will provide a safe learning environment to encourage you to ask questions.

Course aim

This study day will enable you to develop an effective approach for the management of common paediatric problems.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

- Develop a clinical approach for the investigation and management of syncope

- Investigate and manage a patient with asthma

- Understand more about food allergy

- Explore differential diagnosis and management of patients with haematuria and proteinuria

- Understand the role of technology in the modern management of diabetes

- Evaluate and manage a child with seizures and epilepsy

- Discuss the investigations and principles of management of children with neuromuscular disorders

- Understand more about gastrointestinal bleeding

- Develop a structured approach to immune deficiencies in children

- Develop an approach to fever of unknown origin in different patient subgroups

- Understand more about paediatric vasculitis

- Be aware of pitfalls to avoid in the diagnosis and management of shock

- Develop an approach for the investigation and management of children with bleeding and thrombotic disorders

- Understand more about solid tumors in childhood

- Describe the principles of management of haemangiomas and severe eczema

Target audience

Paediatric consultants, trainees and AHPs

Course requirements

To participate in this online course, you will need access to:

- Windows or Mac Computer (laptop / desktop or tablet)

- Speaker - either using the built-in speaker or a headset connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet

- A good internet connection


8:55 – 9:00 INTRODUCTION

9:00 – 9:25 CARDIOLOGY (Dr Filip Kucera, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, GOSH)

- Syncope and dizziness: POTS, vasovagal syncope, orthostatic hypotension, cardiogenic syncope

9:25 – 9:50 RESPIRATORY MEDICINE (Dr Rossa Brugha, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, GOSH)

- Childhood asthma: Wheezing phenotypes and asthma prediction, evaluation of severity in children on / not on controller therapy, treatment strategies, assessment of control

9:50 – 10:15 ALLERGOLOGY (Prof Robert Boyle, Consultant Paediatric Allergist, ICL)

- Food allergy: clinical manifestations (IgE mediated, non-IgE mediated and mixed reactions), natural history, diagnostic tools, monitoring for resolution

10:15 – 10:40 NEPHROLOGY (Dr Iona Madden, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, GOSH)

- Haematuria: real-life approach to micro and macroscopic haematuria

- Proteinuria: disorders typically associated with proteinuria, management in daily practice

10:40 – 10:55 COFFEE BREAK

10:55 – 11:20 ENDOCRINOLOGY (Dr Catherine Paters, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, GOSH)

- Diabetes: The role of technology in the modern management of diabetes – what every paediatrician needs to know

11:20 – 11:45 NEUROLOGY (Dr M Kaliakatsos, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, GOSH)

- Seizures and epilepsy: classification, causes, clinical characteristics, clues from history, evaluation, acute management, principles of antiepileptic drug use

11:45 – 12:10 NEUROMUSCULAR (Dr Pinki Munot, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, GOSH)

- Neuromuscular disorders: muscular dystrophies, myopathies, peripheral neuropathies and other conditions - useful tips to know, presentations, diagnostic challenges, treatment options

12:10 – 12:35 GASTROENTEROLOGY (Dr Edward Gaynor, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, GOSH)

- Gastrointestinal bleeding: upper vs lower, differential diagnosis, mistakes to avoid

LUNCH BREAK 12:35 – 13:20

13:20 – 13:45 IMMUNOLOGY (Dr Winnie Ip, Consultant Paediatric Immunologist, GOSH)

- Immune deficiencies in children: clinical features, approach to recurrent infections, laboratory investigations and their interpretation

13:45 – 14:10 INFECTIOUS DISEASES (Dr Seilesh Kadambari, Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, GOSH)

- Fever of unknown origin: approach to  different patient subgroups, paediatric algorithm

- Principles of antibacterial and antiviral therapy: rules, tips and common mistakes

14:10 – 14:35 RHEUMATOLOGY (prof Despina Eleftheriou, Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist, GOSH)

- Vasculitis in children: when to suspect, pitfalls in the diagnosis and management, treatment options

14:35 – 15:00 INTENSIVE CARE (Dr Federico Minen, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, ICL)

- Shock: Pitfalls to avoid in the diagnosis and management of shock, treatment dilemmas, clinical examples.

15:00 – 15:15 COFFEE BREAK

15:15 – 15:40 HAEMATOLOGY (Dr Mary Mathias, Consultant Paediatric Haematologist, GOSH)

- Bleeding and thrombotic disorders: elements of the bleeding history, bleeding score, types of bleeding disorders, approach to thrombophilias, interpretation and clinical use of coagulation tests

15:40 – 16:05 ONCOLOGY (Dr Giuseppe Barone, Consultant in Paediatric Oncology, GOSH)

- Solid tumors in childhood: types, presenting signs and symptoms, diagnostic challenges, role of tumor markers, oncologic emergencies, paediatric minimum on chemotherapy.

16:05 – 16:30 DERMATOLOGY (Dr Natalia Cartledge, Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist, GOSH)

- Severe eczema: evaluation of severity, factors contributing to treatment refractoriness, management strategies

- Haemangiomas: clinical features, natural history, complications, treatment options

16:30 – 16:55 METABOLIC MEDICINE (Dr Emma Footitt, Consultant in Paediatric Metabolic Medicine, GOSH)

- Metabolic disorders: from symptoms to a specific diagnosis, a practical approach to metabolic  evaluation, metabolic emergencies

16:55 – 17:00 CLOSING REMARKS

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