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Manchester Paediatric Club Annual Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018, 9.00 am
  • Venue: MANDEC (Manchester Dental Education Centre), Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6FH
  • Members £0.00
  • Non Members £
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9.00 am
Registration & Coffee

9.30 am
RESEARCH AND AUDIT PRESENTATIONS (there will be a break mid-session)

12 noon
PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS of Dr Robert Levy (Consultant Paediatrician, Rochdale)
Complexity within Paediatrics – a reflection

 12.45 pm

1.00 pm
LUNCH which must be booked in advance – see booking form

2.00 pm
Professor Jill Clayton-Smith, Honorary Professor in Medical Genetics, University of Manchester and Consultant Clinical Geneticist, North Western Regional Genetic Service
Diagnosis of developmental disorders through large scale genomic sequencing


This talk will cover the principles of whole exome and whole genome sequencing and will outline the current findings from the UK DDD study and the UK 100,000 genomes study. It will include some case studies to demonstrate new and recognisable phenotypes, complex situations such a blended phenotypes and the limitations of sequencing technologies. A vision of the future impact of genomics on paediatric practice will be put forward.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To gain an understanding of the potential of whole exome and genome sequencing to diagnose developmental disorders
  2. To understand the complexity and limitations of new genomic technologies
  3. To become familiar with some newer developmental disorders delineated through exome sequencing

2.45 pm
Dr Majid Aziz, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension; Facts and Fiction


Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a rare neurological disorder in children with many unanswered questions. It is characterised by elevated intracranial pressure in the absence of a space occupying lesion or ventriculomegaly, normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) composition, normal findings on neurological examination except for papilloedema and an occasional VI nerve palsy and normal level of consciousness. Often IIH is prone to misdiagnosis.
This talk will highlights the importance of recognition and management of IIH and develop a clinical approach to investigating children with suspected IIH.

 3.30 pm

4.00 pm
Dr Grace Vassallo, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
NF1 and NF2 – What paediatricians need to know

4.30 pm
Dr Dipak Ram, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Inpatient management of known complex neurology patients


This talk will cover practical aspects of things to consider when a known complex neurology patients is admitted to hospital. Issues surrounding urgent neurological problems and medication-related issues will also be discussed.  The aim of this talk is to equip paediatricians with practical day to day tips in managing these very complex children.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To highlight management of urgent neurological issues in complex patients
  2. To improve understanding of medicines management in the context of paediatric neurology patients
  3. To improve awareness of clinical issues surrounding children who are known to have complex neurological needs.

5.00 pm