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 

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

 

Programme

Time

Lecture

09.30 - 09.40

Welcome and Introduction
Mr Joe Curry
Consultant Neonatal, Paediatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

09.40 - 10.00

What is GOR and when is it Pathological?
Dr Nikhil Thapar
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

10.00 - 10.20

Whats Tests are Used to Diagnose GOR?
Dr Osvaldo Borrelli
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

10.20 - 10.40

Which Drugs and Diets to Use?
Dr Mohamed Mutalib
Academic Fellow, Paediatric Gastroenterology
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

10.40 - 11.00

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

11.00 - 11.30

Surgery for Reflux and Long Term Outcomes
Mr Simon Clarke
Clinical Director for Children's Surgical Services
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

11.30 - 12.15

Endoscopic Treatment for Reflux and Long Term Outcomes
Dr Mike Thomson
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Sheffield Children's Hospital, Sheffield

12.15 - 13.00

Lunch and Visit to Exhibition

13.00 - 13.45

What are the Red Flags for Reflux Surgery: Stop that Niseen's now 
Dr Nikhil Thapar
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

13.45 - 14.30

What are the Green Flags for Reflux Surgery: Do that Nissen's now
Mr Joe Curry
Consultant Neonatal, Paediatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

14.30 - 15.00

Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

15.00 - 16.30

Each delegate will have the opportunity to attend all workshops

Case and Workshop 1:
The Neurological Abnormal Child 

Dr Mamoun Elawad
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Ms Joanna Stanwell
Acting Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Case and Workshop 2:
The Aspirating Child

Dr Osvaldo Borrelli
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Mr Simon Clarke
Clinical Director for Children's Surgical Services
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

Case and Workshop 3:
The Young Vomiting Child

Dr Mohamed Mutalib
Academic Fellow, Paediatric Gastroenterology
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Mr Joe Curry
Consultant Neonatal, Paediatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

16.30 - 17.10

Keynote Lecture: The History of Surgical Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease
Mr Edward Kiely
Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

17.10 - 17.30

Final Questions and Close
Dr Osvaldo Borrelli
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London