Ulster Paediatric Society

Ulster Paediatric Society Annual Conference 2019-Mind the Gap   

 Date: 13 September 2019.  Venue: Hilton Hotel Templepatrick, Castle Upton Suite

Aims and objectives:

  • To offer a podium for presentation of scientific research, quality improvement projects and audits undertaken by paediatric doctors, nurses and allied health professionals
  • To gain insights, share knowledge and highlight ‘Gaps’ in care, understanding and service during management of neonates, children and young persons
  •  To gain knowledge and offer opportunity for continuous professional development in various areas of paediatric medicine 

Target audience: Paediatricians doctors and surgeons in training, specialty doctors, paediatric medical and surgical consultants, Neonatologists, General Practitioners, specialist and general paediatric nurses, allied health professionals working with children and student nurses


0845-0915- Registration, Tea, Coffee

0915-0930-Presidents Address and Welcome

0930-1100-Session1- Chair Dr Damien Gates 

Neonatology( 0930-1015) 10 min per speaker plus 5 minQ/A each 

The Golden Hour-Dr Claire Anderson Consultant Neonatologist Royal Jubilee Maternity Belfast

Dr PEEP-Denise Quinn Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Craigavon Hospital 

TEMP-Alison Bartlet Nurse Practitioner Ulster Hospital and Anne Marie McClean  Paediatric Junior doctor 

Prevention of accidents and adverse events at home (1015-1100) 15 min/speaker plus 5minQ/A

Minimising risk of SUDI, is the message getting through?-Dr Joe Clark Consultant Paediatrician Altnagelvin Hospital 

Accidents at home-Dr Julie-Ann Maney, Consultant Paediatrician Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children  

1100-1130-Break- Tea, Coffee, refreshments, networking

1130-1310-Session 2- Chair Dr Ben McNaughten 

Paediatric intensive Care (1130-1210) 15 min per speaker with 5min Q/A

Waiting can be hard- Dr Chris Flannigan Consultant Paediatric intensivist Royal Belfast Hospital for sick children 

Insights and updates on sepsis- Dr Mark Terris Consultant paediatric Anaesthetist Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children

Junior Member Forum: podium presentation(1210-1310) 8min/speaker+4minq/a each 

1310-1400-Lunch, networking

1400-1540-Session 3 Chair Dr Danielle Leemon 

Trauma Network( 1400-1420)- Regional perspective- Dr Andrew Fitzsimons Paediatrician Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children & Karen Goddard trauma lead anaesthetist Southern Health & Social Care Trust ( 10m/speaker) 

Transport Network-(1420-1440) Regional perspective – Dr Brian Mullan 

Junior Member Forum Poster Symposium (1440-1540) 3 min+2q/a


1600-1630-session 4 Dr Danielle Leemon 

Coming of age- building a strong transition services- Dr Christopher Lockhart & Brian McCrossan 10 minute/speaker with 5 min q/a 
Prize distribution, closing statements from the president of UPS 

1630-1700-Annual General Meeting