Abdominal Pain in Children: Clinical concepts, diagnosis and practical management

Abdominal Pain in Children: Clinical concepts, diagnosis and practical management

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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 paediatric pain predominant functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID).

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 include Professor Marc Benninga (Netherlands), Dr Arine Vlieger (Netherlands) and Dr Miguel Saps (USA) all of whom have been responsible for extensive and seminal work with pain predominant FGIDs. Dr Ninis and Ms De Koker (UK) are involved in emerging and very topical areas related to the pathogenesis and treatment of such conditions. 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

 

The Paediatric Gastroenterology Nurses Study Day

The Paediatric Gastroenterology Nurses Study Day

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Topics to be included are:

  • Food Allergy
  • Commonly used Medications: How they work, and when they might not
  • Common Practices with Enteral & Jeganal Feeding
  • Differences in Gastrostomy/Jegostomy Feeding Devices
  • Childhood Constipation
  • IBD
  • Transition

Further Information to be made available shortly.

The Practical Management of Food Allergies in Children

The Practical Management of Food Allergies in Children

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The Academy for Paediatric Gastroenterology at Great Ormond Street Hospital has teamed up once again with the Kings’ College Allergy Academy, to provide you with a fresh perspective on food allergy management in children. This will be the 7th joint study day addressing practical issues related to food allergies which affect healthcare professionals at all levels.

Food allergy in children is a complex topic with an evolving evidence base. This year, we have picked some topics that have received a lot of attention in the scientific press and that many parents often ask about when they have children who are suffering from food allergies. This includes the newest UK based evidence on Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome, the tough questions related to soya lecithin in soya allergic patients and how to introduce nuts and other foods in to the weaning diet. We are also discussing the overlap between non-IgE mediated allergy and a functional gastrointestinal disorder, which is something that has become very topical with our older cohort of children. For the first time we will also discuss the use of social media and other tools for nutritional management; what are the advantages and what to look out for.

This course is ideal for all health professionals working in food allergy, whether new to the field or very familiar with paediatric food allergy. The information will be based on the latest evidence and presented by experts in the allergy field.

The Annual Update on Paediatric Gastroenterology

The Annual Update on Paediatric Gastroenterology

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Participate in clinical practice-based lectures and interactive cases sessions with an expert panel of speakers.

This intensive one day course, covers the practical understanding and management of common gastroenterological problems that you are likely to experience in day to day clinical practice, as well as top tips on difficult patients.

You should attend if you are a:

  • Trainee/Consultant in General Paediatrics
  • Trainee/Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Allied Healthcare Professional (including Nurse and Dietitian)
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. 

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