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We are delighted to announce that the School of Paediatrics 11th Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th November

Registration for this event is now closed

The agenda for the day and the workshop information is also now available on this webpage

In keeping with previous meetings there is again an opportunity to submit abstracts to be reviewed with the possibility of having a poster or oral presentation at the meeting. This is a great way to get your hard work showcased.

For any further information please email




Due to the current government guidelines, this will be a virtual event


SOPAM 2020

Future Vision of Paediatrics

Tuesday 10th November 2020





09:30 – 09:45

Welcome & Intro

Jo Hemingway, Reena Basu, Karin Schwarz,

09:45 – 10:30

Shape of Training  

An update from the RCPCH


Dr David Evans

RCPCH Vice President for Training and Assessment


10:30 – 11:15

Born in Bradford




Prof Mark Mon-Williams

Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of Leeds


11:15 – 11:30



11:30 – 12:30


Trainee (3 x 15 min) & Student (1 x 15 min)

12:30 – 13:15



13:15 – 14:15


See the workshop section of the webpage for more details


14:15 – 14:30



14:30 – 15:15

Genetics: Advances in genetics and the future for paediatrics


Prof Eamonn Sheridan

Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

15:15 – 16:00

Summary, Remarks,

 PAFTAs, Poster/Presentation awards

Dr Chris Day


Bradford Teaching Hospitals


Registration for this event is now closed


Abstracts and Presentation Information

Abstracts - 'Future vision of Paediatrics' DEADLINE EXTENDED

Abstracts are invited in the following four categories:

1) Case reports

2) Personal Experiences

3) Research/Audit/Quality Improvement

4) Out of Programme Experiences

There will be:

- 30 trainee poster presentations and 3 oral presentations

- 10 medical student presentations and 1 oral presentation

Abstract submissions will close at 5pm on Friday 18th September 2020

Late submissions will not be considered

Those who are accepted for poster or oral presentations will be notified by Friday 2nd October 2020

Method of Submission

Abstracts should be submitted via a single word document or a Google Drive  attachment and emailed to

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your abstract. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours, please resubmit. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your abstract has not been received. Any queries regarding abstracts can be sent through to

Submission Rules and Regulations

Please read the above document before submitting your abstract

Abstract Marking Guidelines

Please review the above document for guidance on your abstract

Guide to Producing a Poster for Presentation

In the tradition of the Yorkshire and Humber School of Paediatrics Annual meeting, we are keen to help those trainees and students with successful abstract submissions. We aim to provide a learning experience to improve their presentation skills, and this year we are very lucky to have this document, providing a useful guidance on how to do a high Quality Poster. We would like to acknowledge and thank Dr Catriona McKeating, Dr Bob Phillips, the TYAC Professional Education Group and the University of Leeds for this contribution

Prizes and PAFTA's

There will be following prizes this year:

            i.       Best Poster and Runner Up

            ii.      Best oral Trainee Presentation and runner up

            iii.     Best oral student presentation and runner up

            iv.     Best Research


PAFTAs -Paediatric Awards for Training Achievements

Paediatric Awards For Training Achievements (PAFTA) nominations are now open! 

To nominate please complete our survey:

Or fill in the PAFTA nomination form which can be found under documents. 

Please send nominations and queries to

Meeting Co-ordinators and Team

Dr Reena Basu & Dr Jo Hemingway

Co-Chairs of the Yorkshire & Humber School of Paediatrics Meeting 2020 


Workshop information

13:15 – 14:15







Uplift in Care

How to make a good referral, how to transfer a patient yourself, how not to make a trauma call

Dr Hazel Talbot

Consultant, Embrace Transport Team



Advanced Care Planning

An introduction to advance care planning.  Helping to understand the purpose of Advance Care Planning and why they are so important. Helping to start to

write these and tips on how to make these as useful as possible.

Dr Ross Smith

Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine

Leeds Teaching Hospitals/Martin House Children’s Hospice

Max. 40 delegates


Research in Paediatric ED

“My research journey as a clinician; discussion on how to conduct research in a paediatric emergency department”

Dr Shrouk Messahel

Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital



Quality Improvement Workshop

Rapid QI from data to intervention

Dr Megan Peng

Quality Improvement Manager, RCPCH

Max. 20 delegates



Practical tips on Mental Health Act, managing challenging and non-consenting patients, signposting to relevant agencies

Dr Edward Pepper

Lead Consultant for CAMHS, Leeds Teaching Community Health Care NHS Trust

Max. 40 delegates


Education Session

Barriers to virtual teaching/supervision

Dr Chakra Vasudevan

Consultant Neonatologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals


Previous School Meetings

School of Paediatrics Annual Meeting 2018              Rotherham

School of Paediatrics Annual Meeting 2017              Leeds