British Paediatric Respiratory Society - 19th Summer Symposium. The theme this year is Respiratory care of children in the digital/technological age
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British Paediatric Respiratory Society - 19th Summer Symposium. The theme this year is Respiratory care of children in the digital/technological age

  • The Moller Centre

Booking closed. Dinner fully booked.

This meeting is the 19th Annual Summer Symposium in Paediatric Respiratory Disease organised by the Respiratory branch of the Cambridge Paediatric Group.  The meeting will start at 0900 for trainees undertaking knowledge-based assessment and the business of the meeting will commence after coffee at 1030.

The symposium is aimed at Respiratory Specialists, Trainees and AHPs and the theme this year may well be attractive to paediatricians practicing Respiratory medicine in various settings.

Scientific Committee: Wanda Kozlowska, Rob Ross-Russell, Steve Cunningham, Gwyneth Davies and Sejal Saglani.

Draft programme

Thursday am

Trainees knowledge based assessment

Master class workshop on CPET – the theory and the practice.

            Paul Burns, Clinical Scientist, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow

            Dr Jonathan Fuld, Respiratory Physician, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Thursday pm.

Pre-schoolers: wet cough & wheeze:  Who needs investigation? Who needs re-assurance? How should we manage this?

             Trainee presentation(s)

             Prof Sejal Seglani, Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College

             Break out groups to formulate

Guidelines that can be used in clinical practice        

Research questions to put forward to the BPRS

Interstitial Lung Disease in Children

Dr Alistair Calder, Consultant Radiologist, GOSH

BPRS business meeting

Thursday Evening:  drinks & conference meal at Peterhouse, Cambridge's oldest College

Friday am.

Using design and technology to improve care and adherence; involving our patients in their care. New solutions to old problems?

CF: Prof Jane Davies, Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College

Asthma: Dr Heather Elphick, Sheffield’s Childrens Hospital, Sheffield

Why design matters and how to apply in medicine: Ian Hoskin, Senior Research Associate, Engineering Design Centre, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

            Trainee presentation(s)

Friday pm.

Presentation of BPRS travel awards to 2016/7 winners

Buxton’s Law: It’s always too early (for rigorous evaluation), until, unfortunately it’s suddenly too late.

High flow Oxygen

      Respiratory physiology during HFNC in preterm neonates

Dr Zheyi Liew, Newcastle Resp Grid Trainee / Research Fellow

You take the high flow and I'll take the low flow ... is there a speedier way home with HFOT in bronchiolitis?

Prof Steve Cunningham, Hospital for Sick Kids, Edinburgh

Pro/Con Debates

 “LCI tells me things that can improve outcomes in CF if used routinely”

Dr Gwyneth Davies & Dr Anna Shawcross

            “FeNO should be used in all school aged children with wheeze, from the GP surgery right through to tertiary level paediatric respiratory medicine, to direct management”

Dr Louise Fleming & Dr Steve Turner

The symposium will be held at The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge.  Fees – Do NOT include accommodation. Fees DO include all refreshments, lunch, free Wifi and free parking.

Fees are as follows:

Both days, including conference meal;

Consultant – £250.00

Trainee/AHP – £200.00

One day, does not include conference meal :

            Consultant- £150.00

            Trainee/AHP - £100.00

Dinner - £30.00

Bookings can be made online where you can pay by debit or credit card via PayPal or you can pay by cheque. Kindly note that some Trust computer firewalls do not allow access to the online payment system. We suggest you book using a personal computer. To book simply complete the Booking Form and you will find payment instructions at the bottom of the Booking Form page. Online payments must be made at time of completing the Booking Form. If your employer will pay for your place, tick 'Please invoice my employer' and then contact Pat Bennink at the email address below for information on this process. Paying by cheque or invoice to employer options are only available to delegates from the United Kingdom.  International delegates can pay online or contact us on the email address below for bank account details to pay by bank transfer.  Accommodation can be booked direct with The Moller Centre at 01223 465500 or view other accommodation available in Cambridge at

All enquiries should be directed to Pat Bennink at


·         Are you interested in presenting at the BPRS meeting?

Please submit an outline for (max one side of A4) on either

1.       CASE presentation

a.       Pre-schoolers: wet cough and wheeze

b.       Using digital technology to improve care and/or adherence

2.       Presentation of a Review of available apps/websites that we should recommend to our patients and their families to improve adherence

The BPRS will award a prize for the best trainee communicator/presentation.

Please email as a word document (max one side A4) to by 1st May 2017. Please include your full name and title, job title, place of work, contact email and phone number.

·         Knowledge based assessments

There are a limited number of places for the knowledge based assessment, which will be allocated on a first come, first service basis (with confirmation of fee paid for the conference). Please email and you MUST cc your educational supervisor. Please include your full name and title, job title, place of work, contact email and phone number.