Date & Venue:    30th September 2017 Saturday at Titanic Museum Belfast-Olympic Suite

Theme: ‘out of the Silo’-maintaining a well-connected Children and Young Persons service throughout Northern Ireland

Programme ( RCPCH - CPD accredited ) 

0845-0915- registration, tea, coffee

0915-0930: President’s address & opening remarks:  Professor Mike Shields

0930-0945: RCPCH in NI: Karl McKeever (Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist Royal Belfast Hopsital for Sick Children and officer for RCPCH Ireland) & John McBride (NI external affairs manager RCPCH)

0945-1000: Overview of Northern Ireland Paediatric Networks and future directions : Joanne McClean ( Public Health Consultant) & Kris Mckeever (Specialist Paediatrics Network Manager & BHSCT Community Paediatrics ASM, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children)

1000-1015: Northern Ireland Neonatal Network: Sanjeev Bali (paediatric consultant Northern Health & Social Care Trust and joint chair of NINN) & Nita Saxena (paediatric Consultant & joint chair of NINN)

1015-1030: Paediatric Surgery Network & Future directions-Mr Bill McCallion ( paediatric Surgeon Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)

1030-1100: Research "Why your unit should be involved with clinical trials and be research active"

Maurice O’Kane: (Consultant Chemical Pathologist and Director of the N. Ireland Clinical Research Network’ )

1100-1130: Break: tea, coffee, scones


1130-1220: short podium presentations (10 presentations) 3-minute presentations with Q&A after all presentations  


1220-1305: KEY NOTE SPEECH by Professor Terence Stephenson (chair General Medical Council)

1305-1400: lunch break

1400-1500: long presentations (5 presentations= 8 minute+2minute questions)

1500-1530: Primary Care & Secondary Care management of Cows Milk Allergy & more: Dr Trevor Brown (Consultant paediatrician)

1535-1555: Fundo or Fundont ? – Mr Bill McCallion (paediatric surgeon Belfast Health & Social Care Trust)

1555-1600: prize distribution

1600-1605 - closing statement and acknowledgements: professor Mike Shields



Drinks reception: 1800- Dinner 1900-Captain’s Banquet at the Andrews gallery