Abdominal Pain in Children Study Day

Abdominal Pain in Children Study Day

Royal College of Physicians (map)

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Recurrent abdominal pain in children remains one of the most common and challenging conditions encountered in paediatrics. The last decade, however, has seen considerable progress in our understanding of the basis of such conditions as well their management. This study day dedicated to the subject brings together world experts in this area now referred to as childhood Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders (FAPD).

The programme is designed to be informative and thought provoking yet provide practical information for the diagnosis and management of such conditions. The eminent panel of speakers i have been responsible for extensive and seminal work with pain predominant FGIDs. We are particularly honoured to have as our special guest speaker Dr Miguel Saps (USA) who is the foremost world expert in functional gastrointestinal disorders in children. The course also reflects on the conditions from the child and parents perspective.

The course is designed for Health professionals involved in the care of children suffering recurrent abdominal pain including:

  • Paediatricians

  • Paediatric Gastroenterologists

  • Trainees

  • Hospital and Community Nurses

  • Psychologists

  • Allied Healthcare Professionals

  • General Practitioners

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Children: The Pathway to Surgery

Gastro-oesophageal Reflux in Children: The Pathway to Surgery

Leolin Price, UCL Institute of Child Health (map)

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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