For the first time, the Paediatric Gastroenterology Academy will provide a study day that focuses on the nutritional management of the more complex gastrointestinal conditions that are seen in clinical practice. This study day will cover a variety of gastrointestinal conditions with the aim to provide healthcare professionals with in-depth information on the nutritional challenges of each condition.  Using valuable feedback from previous study days, we have put together an interesting programme beginning with how to recognise when conditions become complex, followed by discussing the nutritional management in specific conditions including short bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal complications in oncology patients and management of diarrhoeal conditions. The programme further includes an in-depth discussion of complex feeding difficulties; use of specialist feeds in nutritional support and interpreting gastrointestinal investigations in a nutritional context. 
 
The day is aimed at healthcare professionals with a specialist interest in nutrition support in gastrointestinal conditions. Lectures will be given by specialist dietitians, speech and language therapists and gastroenterologists that regularly see these patients and will include practical sessions in the afternoon to allow participants to discuss the day to day management, complications and exceptions.

We look forward to welcoming you to what will prove to be an interactive and stimulating study day.

You should attend if you are a:

  • Dietitian
  • Nurse
  • Speech and Language Therapist 
  • Trainee in General Paediatrics 
  • Trainee in Paediatric Gastroenterology 

RCPCH has approved this activity for up to 6 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

Endorsed for CPD by the BDA
BDA endorsement applies only only to the educational content of the learning activity.

 

Programme

Time

Lecture

09.30 - 09.35

Welcome
Dr Rosan Meyer
Principal Research Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

09.35 - 10.20

Management of Feeding Difficulties in the Gastrointestinal Tract
Dr Nathalie Rommel
Senior Academic Staff
University of Leuven, Belgiu

10.20 - 11.10

Feeding the Child with Short Bowel Syndrome
Ms Sarah Macdonald
Principal Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

11.10-11.40

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

11.40 - 12.10

Diarrhoea: when to worry, when not to worry and what not to do
Dr Nigel Meadows
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Royal London Hospital, London

12.10 - 12.40

The Impact of Test Results on Nutritional Practices
Ms Kelly Larmour
Principal Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

12.40 - 13.40

Lunch and Visit to Exhibition

13.40 - 14.20
14.20 - 15.00

Delegates will have the opportunity to attend 2 out of 3 workshops

Workshop 1:
IBD Nutritional Management and Complications

Ms Jackie Falconer
Principal Paediatric Dieititian
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Ms Rita Shergill-Bonner
Principal Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Workshop 2:
From Specialist Formulas to Modular Feeding

Mrs Claire De Koker
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Ms Kathryn Lowes
Specialist Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Workshop 3:
From Diarrhoea to Constipation - Nutritional Principles of Managing Complex GI Conditions

Dr Rosan Meyer
Principal Research Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Ms Sarah Macdonald
Principal Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

15.00 - 15.20

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

15.20 - 16.00

Nutritional Management of Gastrointestinal Complications in Oncology
Ms Catherine Elwig
Clinical Lead for Paediatric Dietetics
St Mary's Hospital, London

16.00 - 16.40

How to Recognise Complex from Simple GI Conditions and What Tests can Help you Distinguish
Dr Neil Shah
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

16.40 - 17.00

Final Questions and Close
Ms Sarah Macdonald
Principal Paediatric Dietitian
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London