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British Paediatric Respiratory Society - 19th Annual Summer Symposium


  • The Moller Centre Storey's Way Cambridge, England, CB3 United Kingdom (map)

The theme of the meeting this year was "Respiratory care of children in the digital/technological age".

The symposium was attended by respiratory specialists, trainees and AHPs and paediatricians practicing respiratory medicine in a variety of settings.

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

Attendees at the British Paediatric Respiratory Society 19th Annual Summer Symposium held at The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge at the end of June 2017.

Attendees at the British Paediatric Respiratory Society 19th Annual Summer Symposium held at The Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge at the end of June 2017.

Sessions were delivered by experts from across the field and from among the best hospitals in the UK including Alistair Calder, Consultant Radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Sessions were delivered by experts from across the field and from among the best hospitals in the UK including Alistair Calder, Consultant Radiologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Winners of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society Travel Awards 2017. Be sure to enter next year to stand your chance of winning a Travel Award.

Winners of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society Travel Awards 2017. Be sure to enter next year to stand your chance of winning a Travel Award.

A move away from tradition included a session delivered by Ian Hoskin, Senior Research Associate from the Engineering Design Centre at University of Cambridge. Ian talked about "Why design matters and how to apply this in medicine". Earlier this year Ian's department held a competition for secondary schools to submit designs for packaging of children's asthma kits and the five winners talked about their prototypes at the meeting. More information can be found at http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/student-led-designs-could-help-prevent-childhood-asthma-deaths.  One delegate remarked " This was an excellent session and involving the school children was a great idea. The speaker was enthusiastic and inspirational and his explanation about how engineers can work in collaboration with physicians was illuminating. Seeing the contributions from the children was a useful demonstration of the importance of incorporating children's ideas into the design of medicinal products to improve adherence".

A move away from tradition included a session delivered by Ian Hoskin, Senior Research Associate from the Engineering Design Centre at University of Cambridge. Ian talked about "Why design matters and how to apply this in medicine". Earlier this year Ian's department held a competition for secondary schools to submit designs for packaging of children's asthma kits and the five winners talked about their prototypes at the meeting. More information can be found at http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/student-led-designs-could-help-prevent-childhood-asthma-deaths.  One delegate remarked " This was an excellent session and involving the school children was a great idea. The speaker was enthusiastic and inspirational and his explanation about how engineers can work in collaboration with physicians was illuminating. Seeing the contributions from the children was a useful demonstration of the importance of incorporating children's ideas into the design of medicinal products to improve adherence".

Feedback from some delegates includes:

- Excellent conference, well organised, good venue & excellent dinner!

- I found the debate section very enjoyable and breakout groups a worth while discussion.

- The entire meeting was really well organised in a great location and I learned a lot as well as enjoying the social aspects of the meeting. I very much hope to attend next year and will definitely be encouraging other trainees to attend in Cambridge next year, on the basis of how good this year's meeting was.

Provisional dates for next year are 28 & 29 June 2017.  Please check our website regularly for updates.