The Paediatric Video Capsule Endoscopy Study Day

The Paediatric Video Capsule Endoscopy Study Day

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Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) provides a method to assess small bowel pathology by filling the endoscopic gap between push-enteroscopy and ileocolonoscopy and allows physicians to visualise the most inaccessible parts of the gut in a minimally invasive manner.

In it's third year, this state of the art course is designed to provide an overview of the application of VCE in children through a combination of lectures, interactive demonstrations and hands-on exercises. The structure of the program has been specifically tailored to address the needs of health professionals who perform VCE studies in Paediatric practice.

Well renowned Paediatric Gastroenterologists with expertise in the field of capsule endoscopy will enlighten delegates on the technicalities of VCE as well as on the pathology recognition and reporting through a series of case studies.

Learning Objectives:

  • To have an understanding of the technology associated with VCE
  • To understand the indications, contraindications and limitations of VCE                                   
  • To understand the principles of pathology identification and report creation

You should attend if you are a:

  • Trainee/Consultant in General Paediatrics
  • Trainee/Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Specialist Nurse in Paediatric Gastroenterology

To make it as practical as possible, this course will be limited to 20 people. 

RCPCH has approved this activity for up to 5.5 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Children: The Pathway to Surgery

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Children: The Pathway to Surgery

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Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is highly prevalent in paediatric practice. Most children can be managed with effective medical treatment but inevitably some will require surgery. The positive benefits of anti-reflux surgery in children are frequently outweighed by the adverse symptom profile and the high recurrence rate especially in the neurologically impaired child. 

This course is aimed at all professionals involved in the treatment of children with GORD. It will help you to understand the best options for medical treatment and to help to identify which children may benefit from anti-reflux surgery and crucially, which children should avoid surgery. It is presented by a panel of UK experts in the field of paediatric gastroenterology and surgery. 

You should attend if you are a:

  • Trainee/Consultant in Paediatrics
  • Trainee/Consultant Paediatric Surgery
  • General Practitioner
  • Paediatric Nurse 
Cow's Milk Allergy Study Day

Cow's Milk Allergy Study Day

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The estimated prevalence of cow’s milk allergy (CMA) worldwide is 2-5% with most estimates of prevalence at around 3%. Diagnosis is delayed, tests are generally unhelpful and symptoms are often poorly recognised and treated. Many bodies have tried to address this problem and numerous guidelines exist recommending hypoallergenic formulas which are often unpalatable, variable in their efficiency in controlling symptoms and are costly.  

In 2011, NICE produced the guidelines Diagnosis and Assessment of Food Allergy in Children and Young People which were a partial response to recognition and assessment of food allergies. However, this was a woefully inadequate document to deal with the hidden and more complex diagnostically delayed allergies that present as gastrointestinal symptoms. This study day will try to redress this problem with presentations from UK experts’ in the field of food allergy.

You should attend if you are a:

  • Consultant/Trainee in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Consultant/Trainee in General Paediatrics
  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • GP