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British Paediatric Respiratory Society 20th Summer Symposium - Consultants

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Dates: Thu 28th Jun - Fri 29th Jun 2018
Venue: Umney Rooms, Robinson College, Cambridge
Course price: £45.00 - £260.00
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British Paediatric Respiratory Society 20th Summer Symposium


This meeting is the 20th Annual Summer Symposium in Paediatric Respiratory Disease. It is aimed at Respiratory Specialists, Trainees and AHPs and the theme this year may well be attractive to paediatricians practicing Respiratory medicine in various settings.

Dates: 28-29th June 2018
Venue: Umney Rooms, Robinson College, Cambridge

Theme of the meeting: “Can we, should we”

Scientific Committee: Wanda Kozlowska, Rob Ross-Russell, Sajel Saglani, Steve Cunningham & Anna Shawcross

These are tough times in the NHS – new therapies and treatments, increasing expectations and restrictive funding are causing considerable stress for all levels of staff. We have designed a programme that looks to explore some of those difficult areas – we hope it will be challenging and even controversial, but educational. Please join us – but be prepared to contribute!

Thursday 28th June

Trainees Knowledge based assessments

There are a limited number of places for the knowledge based assessment, which will be allocated on a first come, first service basis (with confirmation of fee paid for the conference). Please email Anne Shawcross and you MUST cc your educational supervisor. Please include your full name, job title, place of work, contact email and phone number.

Mid morning onwards:

Sleep Disordered Breathing and NIV/LTV in Children with neuromuscular diseases and complex medical needs

Master class Workshop supported by the ARTP: Sleep Studies: set up and analysis.

Kylie Russo, Respiratory Physiologist, GOSH, Matthew Rutter, Respiratory Physiologist, Cambridge University Hospitals Trust & Matthew Davies, Respiratory Physiologist, GOSH

Sleep disordered breathing in children with neuromuscular disease and complex medical needs (covering obstructive, nocturnal hypoventilation and central sleep disordered breathing and their possible treatments)

Dr Hui-Leng Tan, Consultant, Royal Brompton Hospital

Novel and potential treatments for SMA: what the paediatric respiratory team need to know

Dr Adnan Manzur, Consultant, Neuromuscular Team, GOSH

How far should we go?: Ethics of LTV in children with a life limiting (in childhood) illness

Prof Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics and Neonatologist, Oxford

Debate: Life (support) at all costs? All children with SMA type 1 should have long term ventilation

Dr Clare Halfhide, Consultant Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, Liverpool, and Dr Jeremy Hull, Consultant John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford

[definition of LTV "long term ventilation with the expectation of being a long term life sustaining therapy (as opposed to being part of palliative care) whether invasive via tracheostomy or NIV”]

Having "that" discussion: respiratory care of the child with complex medical needs

Dr Robert Ross-Russell, Consultant Cambridge University Hospitals Trust

When doctors and families don’t agree

Dr Colin Wallis, Consultant GOSH

Conference Dinner at Peterhouse, Cambridge

Friday 29th June (2 sessions)

Session on future treatments in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine: costs and benefits

RSV - the future is bright, the future is less wheezy?

Prof Steven Cunningham, Hospital for Sick Kids, Edinburgh

The CF drug pipeline

Prof Jane Davies, Imperial College, London

Experience of the CFTR potentiators and correctors in the real world of clinical practise

Dr Donna McShane, Consultant Cambridge University Hospitals Trust & Dr Helen Barker, Consultant Papworth Hospital, Cambridge

The role of the health economist in NICE: How do NICE conduct their cost effectiveness for new treatments?

Speaker TBC

Session on asthma: “Are asthma guidelines preventing progress?”

Should we follow the SIGNs or just be NICE?

Dr James Paton, Reader in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

Dr Erol Gaillard, Senior Lecturer in Child Health and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Leicester Institute for Lung Health

Do they help our patients?

Dr Samantha Walker, Director, Research & Policy and Deputy Chief Executive, Asthma UK

Group discussion: comparing and contrasting the current National Asthma Guidelines

Facilitated by Professor Sejal Saglani, Imperial College, London,

Optimal approaches for monitoring and improving adherence in asthma

Dr Louise Fleming, Royal Brompton Hospital, London

Fees – Do NOT include accommodation

Both days, including conference meal

Consultant –£260

Trainee/AHP – £210

One day, does not include conference meal

Consultant - £150

Trainee/AHP - £100

Dinner - £45

Conference Dinner will include pre-dinner drinks and port

We are seeking CPD approval from the European Respiratory Society for this course