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RCPCH Conference and exhibition

Discounted early-bird booking closes Thursday 27 February

13-15 2019, ICC Birmingham 28-30May April 2020, ACC Liverpool

Innovating for child health

Celebrating innovation and looking to the future Dear Colleagues, I look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool this Spring for the RCPCH Conference and exhibition. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Innovating for child health’ with a focus on the latest developments in paediatrics, and what a positive vision for the future looks like. Together, we will explore all aspects of innovation – be that technological solutions, as well as innovations in workforce development, integrated health and care systems, global child health solutions and so on. It promises to be an insightful and forward-looking programme. I am proud to be a part of a community of clinicians who are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people. It is true that we must often overcome the same challenges and solve the same problems, and I feel it is vital that we have the opportunity to come together to share our experiences and update our knowledge. Throughout a busy three days, we will hear from influential figures who will take to the main stage to deliver keynote talks on a range of topics. There will also be a fantastic choice of sessions and workshops that will allow you to focus on the areas that matter. New to our 2020 event, we are introducing sessions which will specifically focus on general clinical practice updates – so you can get all components of your CPD at the conference.


Keep an eye out for the usual choice of networking events, including the ever-popular RCPCH Conference dinner which was sold out in 2019 (book early to avoid missing out!). We are also planning some new well-being initiatives – from yoga, mindfulness activities to a 5km run. To ensure the highest quality for you and your fellow delegates, the conference programme has been developed in partnership with over 30 specialty bodies and this will allow all members of the child health team to explore the latest innovations and advances in their field of practice. There will also be several cross-cutting themes to help identify the sessions that will interest you and our conference app will prove an invaluable tool in helping to keep you organised. I hope this guide demonstrates the breadth and quality of the 2020 RCPCH Conference programme but please do check-in on the conference website for the latest additions and updates. Don’t forget, discounted early-bird booking closes on Thursday 27 February. I look forward to seeing you in Liverpool! Yours faithfully,

Dr Camilla Kingdon Chair, Conference Organising Committee RCPCH Vice President for Education and Professional Development

An essential event for the child health team Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in child health Innovations in Paediatrics The ‘Innovations in Paediatrics’ presentations will showcase the latest ideas and best practice in child health.

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Adapted from specially selected abstracts, these presentations will challenge our thinking on a range of topics and showcase new ideas.

Tech zone Check out the latest technological and clinical advances in the ‘Tech zone’ situated in the main exhibition hall. This dedicated space will showcase the latest technological developments in child health, featuring innovators working at the leading edge of health technology for children.

Presenters will use the fast paced ‘PechaKucha’ style with each presentation lasting exactly six minutes and 40 seconds

Keynote talks As always, leading experts will be taking to the main stage to share their knowledge and experience on a range of issues. Talks confirmed for 2020: ‘How can we harness the benefits of innovation for child health?’ Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

‘Lessons for Child Health: Learning from innovations and ideas outside medicine’ Jaideep Prabhu Professor of Marketing, Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise, and Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Co-author of, Frugal Innovation and Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth

‘Youth violence: Innovating together for a different ending to the story’ Mr Martin Griffiths Clinical Director Violence Reduction Network NHS London and Trauma Surgery Lead, Barts Health NHS Trust

‘Moving Medicine – improving the quality of conversation between clinicians and young people with long term conditions about the problem of being more active’ Dr Natasha S C Jones Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Honorary Lecturer at Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford University. Vice-President of Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and educational supervisor at Oxford Deanery

‘It’s 2020: innovating for child health – challenges and opportunities’ Professor Tony Young OBE Frontline NHS surgeon, Director of Medical Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University, founder of four Med-Tech start-ups and co-founded the £500m Anglia Ruskin Med-Tech Campus. In 2014, Professor Young was appointed as National Clinical Director for Innovation at NHS England

Keep an eye on the RCPCH Conference website for further updates to the programme at

Keynote talks

Tuesday 28 April

How can we harness the benefits of innovation for child health? Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham It’s 2020: innovating for child health – challenges and opportunities Professor Tony Young OBE

Featured workshops Medical complexity in Paediatrics: the launch of the Paediatricians’ Collaborative

Child Health – Digital transformation and data evolution

Research without prior consent – what you need to know

Dr Hilary Cass OBE, Retired consultant and past President of the RCPCH

Professor Paul Dimitri Professor of Child Health and Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Director of Research & Innovation, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Aled Picton Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics, Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Joy at Work – Innovations in workplace wellbeing for staff working in child health

Welcome drinks reception

‘Find your village’ – a systemic response to supporting migrant families with young children Dr Tom Allport, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol


Dr Susie Minson Paediatric Consultant, The Royal London Hospital

Wind down after a busy first day at conference with welcome drinks being provided in the main exhibition hall. It’s a fantastic opportunity to catch-up with old friends and colleagues, and reflect on the first day.

Keynote talks

Wednesday 29 April

Lessons for Child Health: Learning from innovations and ideas outside Professor Jaideep Prabhu More to be announced

Featured workshops Development towards a single Paediatric Early Warning System Dr John Alexander Consultant Paediatrician, Intensive Care

The Climate Crisis Cafe Dr Katie Knight Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant

I want to break through: Idea for innovation Dr Lydia Yarlott Paediatrician and co-founder of Forward Health

Migrant Children and NHS Charging: How to advocate for patients facing barriers to healthcare access’ Dr Bryony Hopkinshaw Junior doctor

Learning from local Child Death Reviews to improve future outcomes for children Professor Peter Fleming Professor of Infant Health and Developmental Physiology

The RCPCH Conference dinner The Rum Warehouse Catch up with old friends and make new connections at the RCPCH Conference dinner. This event will take place at the Rum Warehouse, a beautifully renovated 1950’s building with dockside views. Your ticket will include drinks and a threecourse meal and you can reserve your seat when booking your conference place, or separately.

Dr Joanna Garstang Designated Doctor for Child Death Review


Keynote talks

Thursday 30 April

Youth violence: innovating together for a different ending to the story Mr Martin Griffiths Moving Medicine – improving the quality of conversation between clinicians and young people with long term conditions about the problem of being more active Dr Natasha S C Jones

Featured workshops #Genomic Toolkit: getting started with Genomics in Paediatrics


How to get published in a peer-reviewed journal

Dr Lara Menzies Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics

Professor Imti Choonara Paediatric Clinical Pharmacologist and Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Paediatrics Open

Talking with parents about Immunisation

Kids designing tech for health

Professor Helen Bedford Professor of Children’s Health

Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice Senior Tutor Information Experience Design at Royal College of Art

Moving Long Term Ventilation (LTV) care forward for CAYP in the UK – the findings of the 2020 NCEPOD LTV review Dr Kathy Wilkinson Paediatric Anaesthetist

The conference programme is subject to change. For the latest updates, visit

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Delegate feedback from the 2019 RCPCH Conference

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Excellent conference, I have returned to work enthused about paediatrics and with ideas which could improve our local practice.

Innovating for child health


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RCPCH Conference and exhibition 2020 guide  

28-30 April 2020 | Liverpool The theme for our big event is ‘Innovating for child health’, and delegates can look forward to a packed progr...

RCPCH Conference and exhibition 2020 guide  

28-30 April 2020 | Liverpool The theme for our big event is ‘Innovating for child health’, and delegates can look forward to a packed progr...