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Scottish Paediatric Society Annual Symposium:
Paediatric St Andrew's Day Symposium

SPS Annual Meeting Edinburgh

Date: Friday, 17 November 2017


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street


The Scottish Paediatric Society Annual General Meeting and the St Andrew’s Day Paediatric Symposium will be held jointly with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Scottish Association of Community Child Health at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Edinburgh on Friday 17th November 2017, hosted by Dr Mairi Stark, Consultant Paediatrician.

The meeting will follow the recognised format of 6 clinical case presentations and 6 research/audit presentations. Our guest speakers include Dr Michael Farquhar, Consultant in Children’s Sleep Medicine, Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital, London  and an RCPCH address. There shall also be poster presentations as outlined below.

Abstract submissions are invited for the following sections of the meeting:

  • Clinical case presentations: The submitted abstract should highlight important or unusual clinical presentations, issues in relation to the diagnostic work up, management or complications. Six cases will be selected for platform presentation. A prize will be given for the best clinical case presentation.
  • Research/Audit presentations: Please send abstracts of original research work carried out in Scotland in any paediatric speciality. Six cases will be selected for platform presentation.  A prize and Oman Craig’s Trophy will be given for the best presentation.
  • Poster presentations: Researchers are invited to present their work in a poster format. A maximum of 10 posters will be selected and a prize will be given to the best poster presentation.

Abstract Submission Information

Abstract submissions should be by e-mail only using the submission form to lynn.macleod@nhs.net

Abstract submission will only be accepted before the closing date of midnight on Monday, 16th October 2017.  Those chosen to present shall be informed shortly after this date. A senior author should attend the meeting if an abstract is selected for a presenter who is ST3 or below.

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Day 1 Friday 17 November 2017


Registration and Coffee


Executive committee meeting


Scottish Paediatric Society Annual General Meeting (SPS members only)


Welcome and Introductory Remarks
by Professor Derek Bell, President, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Session 1 - Research and Audit Presentations

Chair: Dr Donald Macgregor, Retiring President Scottish Paediatric Society


4 x 15 minute research/audit presentations
Speaker details tbc


Coffee / tea



2 x 15 minute research / audit presentations
Speaker details tbc


The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Address
Professor Anne Greenhough, Vice President for Research and Training  


Trainees Meeting
Dr Elise Weir and Dr Salman Muhammad


Lunch and poster viewing

Session 2 - Clinical case presentations

Chair: Dr Sheena Kinmond, President Scottish Paediatric Society


6 X 15 Minute Clinical Case Presentations


Coffee and tea

Session 3 - The Charles McNeil Lecture and Presentation of Prizes

Chair: Dr Mairi Stark, Consultant Paediatrician


The Charles McNeil Lecture
Dr Michael Farquhar


Presentation of prizes for best research, case and poster presentations
Dr Sheena Kinmond, President Scottish Paediatric Society


Closing remarks
Dr Mairi Stark, Consultant Paediatrician


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Online booking for this event closes on Wednesday 15 November 2017 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

Registration fees (includes lunch and refreshments)



Standard fee


FY1 and FY2


Medical students


Senior retired SPS members



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Further Info

This event is open to all grades of medical, health care and scientific staff and to students. If you are unsure about eligibility, or the correct fee category, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event (see Fees page).

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A certificate of attendance with CPD information will be issued electronically to individual delegates via email. Please note - certificates can only be issued to attendees who have signed against their name on the CPD Register/Delegate List available at each event and completed feedback forms have been received.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.


As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Parking is available on street (metered) or at the Omni Centre car park, 10 minute's walk from the College.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event.

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