Friday 21st September


The national Paediatric Critical Care Review—what you need to know

Dr Peter Wilson, Chair NHS Englands Women's and Children's Program of Care Board Ms Fiona Lynch, Consultant Nurse, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London

Oral Free Papers

10.10 Refreshment break

Five Parallel Streams

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Paediatric Organ Donation


Brain Stem Death and donor optimisation

Margrid Schindler, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol

Optimising organ donation rates

Dr Kay Hawkins, Manchester Children’s Hospital,

National Paediatric and Neonatal donation strategy

Angie Scales, Lead Nurse, Paediatric and Neonatal Donation and Transplant, NHSBT

Maximising paediatric organ utilisation

Mr Chris Callaghan, Transplant Surgeon, Evelina Hospital, London

Future ethical donation dilemma’s

Dr Joe Brierley, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Paediatric Donation: A parent’s perspective

Layzell Family

Optional Lunch time practical session on Paediatric and Neonatal brain stem testing

Dr James Fraser, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol and Dr Margrid Schindler, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol

Medicine of the Future 2


Talk 1 (TBC)


Role of Nursinesen in SMA

Arnie Majumdar, Paediatric Neurologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol

Renal Replacement Therapy in the sub-3kg infant

Heather Lambert, Paediatic Nephrologist, Newcastle

Can we fix it, yes we can - but should we?

Demetris Taliotis, Paediatric Interventional Cardiologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol

Airway Update


3D imaging in the complex airway

Professor Savvas Andronikou, Professor Paediatric Radiology, Bristol

Assessment and surgical interventions in the patient with complex airways disease

Mr Nagarajan Muthialu, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London

Assessment and non-surgical interventions in the patient with complex airways disease

Dr Andrew Durward, Consultant Paediatric Intensive Care, Doha, Qatar

Managing the complex airway in the regional centre

Mr Mike Saunders, Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol

Round table discussion - complex case

Navigating a Career in PICU


Career longevity: how to survive PICU

Dr Paul Baines, retired Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care ICU and Paediatric anaesthesia, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool

Training PICU medics – inside and outside the Grid

Dr Mehrengise Cooper, Consultant Paediatric Intensive Care, Imperial College, London and Chair of Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine Intercollegiate Specialty Advisory Committee

Nursing careers in and around PICU

Yvonne Heward, Lead Nurse of Education and Workforce Development, Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Academic opportunities in PICU

Barney Scholefield, PICU Consultant, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, NIHR Clinical Scientist

Multi-Professional Working 2


Metamorphosis of the PICU physiotherapy role

Christina Linton, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist PICU, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children , Bristol

Is in-line suction the way forward for all PICUPICU patients?

Paul Ritson, Senior specialist PICU physiotherapist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

How to implement weaning strategies into practice

Bronagh Blackwood, Professor of Critical Care, Queen’s University Belfast

Do parent diaries really help?

Fiona Lynch, Nurse Consultant PICU from Evelina Children’s Hospital, London

How can bedside nurses best support distressed families on PIC?

Maria Claire, Clinical Psychologist, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children , Bristol

Moderated discussion and questions

12.20 Lunch (With Meet the Morning’s Experts)

Planning your Workforce (Tracey Philips)


Oral Posters


Can we move away form 1:1 nursing in the UK

Yvonne Heward, Lead Nurse of Education and Workforce Development, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham

Evaluation of Physicians Assistant in PICU

Jonathon Round, PICU Consultant, St George's Hospital, London

Personality Testing in Nurse Recruitment

Loraine Burgess, Senior Research Nurse and ex adult ICU Nurse, Liverpool

Looking after your Workforce (Adrian Humphry)


Oral Posters


Should all PICU staff receive mandatory counselling?

Gillian Colville, PICU Psychologist, St George's Hospital, London

Sleep and Fatigue

Michael Farquar, Consultant in Sleep Medicine, Evelina Children’s Hospital, London

Psychological Impact of Working on PICU

Michael Griksaitis, PICU Consultant, Southampton Children’s Hospital, Southampton

14.50 Refreshment break

Oral Free Papers


Plenary 4: Dealing with Trauma

Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College, London

Plenary 5: Critical Care research into the 21st century: priorities and challenges

Mark Peters, Professor of Paediatric Intensive Care, Institute of Child Health, University College, London

Prizes and Close

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