CUPS Conference 2022 Programme

9:00-9:30 Registration

Sherwood room

9:30-9:40 Welcome

William Harvey Lecture Theatre & virtually available

9:40-10:20  Great Expectations – what the future holds for Paediatricians

Professor Jo Wilmshurst is the Head of Paediatric Neurology at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, the largest paediatric hospital in sub-Saharan Africa. Her department handles a wide spectrum of neurological diseases common to children from resource-poor countries and functions as the sub-Saharan referral centre for neuromuscular disease and complex epilepsy.

She leads an outreach training programme for paediatricians and child health specialists, the African Paediatric Fellowship Program, which is based at the University of Cape Town. The programme identifies and trains paediatricians from African countries who return to their home centres with sub-speciality accreditation, including child neurology and neuro-disability.

Please use this form to post questions for Professor Wilmshurst’s talk!

Professor Jo Wilmshurst
Professor Neil Sebire

10:20-11:00 The Digital Age of Paediatrics

Professor Neil Sebire is Professor of Pathology at UCL Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health, and Chief Research Information Officer and Director of the Digital Research, Informatics and Virtual Environment (DRIVE) Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. He has previously chaired and served on numerous National Committees including RCPath, RCOG and CCLG National Tissue Bank.

Neil is a clinical academic with research interests that include complications of pregnancy and the placenta, stillbirth and infant death, as well as paediatric oncology and nephrology. He is the author of several internationally recognised leading textbooks and more than 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His current research and academic interests are however focused on the impact of digital transformation on health care, in particular how clinical informatics will improve child health. In this regard, Neil leads the Clinical Informatics Research Programme at UCL-GOSH including activities through the UCL Computer Science Industry Exchange Network as well as the clinical informatics PhD programme.

11:00 – 11:20 Break

Sherwood room, tea and coffee available

11:20-12:00 Keynote speaker

Dr Camilla Kingdon is the current President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).

She graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and trained in paediatrics in London. She has been a consultant neonatologist since 2000. She works at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and has sub-speciality interests in neonatal nutrition, donor milk banking and neurodevelopmental follow up of high-risk neonates.

She has a longstanding involvement in medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She was Head of the London School of Paediatrics and Child Health for 5 years and this gave her unique opportunities to see first-hand the highs and lows of working in Paediatrics and all its subspecialties, in a wide range of different clinical settings.

Camilla has a particular interest and expertise in medical careers support. She completed a Masters in Medical Careers Management at the University of Brighton in 2013 and currently co-leads the RCPCH Careers Advisors network. She is especially interested in enhancing the working lives of Paediatricians, team morale and ideas to combat burnout and disillusionment with Medicine.

Dr Camilla Kingdon
Dr David Albert

12:00-12:40 Dr David Albert

Mr David Albert is the Senior Consultant and Head of the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). He trained in London and in Cincinnati with Robin Cotton before becoming the first full time paediatric otolaryngologist in the UK in 1989.

Mr Albert has covered all areas of Paediatric ENT especially:

  • laryngeal surgery – endoscopic and reconstructive
  • paediatric cholesteatoma
  • papillomatosis
  • choanal atresia

He has developed a number of surgical techniques in the UK including single stage laryngotracheal reconstruction, cricotracheal resection and various endoscopic techniques such as cricoid split and posterior grafting. He also developed bipolar tonsillectomy and suction diathermy adenoidectomy.

He has an active research interest in Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis and is developing a National Database and Tissue Bank.

12:40-13:10 Oral presentations

WHLT& virtually available

13:10 – 14:00 Lunch

Sherwood room

14:00-14:45 Workshops 1

Career panel – Seminar room 1

Career Panel with Dr Zeshan Qureshi; Dr Zeshan Qureshi and a panel of junior doctors are here to answer all your questions about foundation training, and paediatrics, beyond!

Simulation team – Seminar room 2

Paediatric Emergencies; get involved in real-time paediatric emergency simulations with the Addenbrooke’s simulation team!

14:45-15:00 Break

Sherwood room

15:00-15:45 Workshops 2

Respiratory physiotherapist

Dysfunctional Breathing: what it is and how physiotherapy can help; paediatric respiratory physiotherapist, Monica Musgrave, will discuss the vital role paediatric physiotherapists play in caring for children

HOPE for epilepsy

More than Seizures; expert parent, Andrea Ryan, and Senior Research Fellow at UCL, Dr Sophie Bennett, will discuss the parent perspective of having a child with epilepsy, new research into Mental Health Interventions for Children with Epilepsy (MICE), and the work of the charity HOPE For Epilepsy including their anti-suffocation pillows

15:45-16:00 Break

Sherwood room

16:00 – 17:00 Dr Guddhi Singh

Dr Guddhi Singh

We are very excited to announce Dr Guddhi Singh, presenter on BBC Two’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor, as one of our speakers!!

Dr Guddi Singh is an Integrated Child Health Quality Improvement Fellow and a Paediatric Registrar at East London NHS Foundation Trust.

Passionate about social justice and health equity, Guddi has previously worked around the world, including with the World Health Organization (WHO), and is the current Advocacy lead for the British Association for Child and Adolescent Health and helps to manage the health think-tank, the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI). Guddi is keen to ‘humanise’ healthcare and is now researching what the social dimensions of disease and illness might mean for 21st century medicine in her PhD. 

Guddi is a presenter on BBC Two’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020/21, she co-hosted two BBC Two Horizon coronavirus specials, as well as Channel 4’s How to Avoid a Second Wave, followed by Why is Covid Killing People of Colour? on BBC One in 2021. Her presenting debut was as the host of BBC Two’s Babies: Their Wonderful World – the largest study on early child development ever attempted, BBC Two’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor and Al-Jazeera’s The Cure.

Speaker 1, Professor Jo Wilmshurst9:4010:20WHLT
Speaker 2, Professor Neil Sebire10:2011:00WHLT
Speaker 3, Dr Camilla Kingdon11:2012:00WHLT
Speaker 4, Dr David Albert12:0012:40WHLT
Oral Presentations12:4013:10WHLT
Workshop 1, Career panel14:0014:45Seminar Room 1
Workshop 2, Simulation team14:0014:45Seminar Room 2
Workshop 3, Respiratory physiotherapist15:0015:45Seminar Room 3
Workshop 4, HOPE For Epilepsy15:0015:45Seminar Room 4
Speaker 5, Dr Guddhi Singh16:0017:00WHLT