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2019 RCPCH conference – Abstracts open for PEdSIG section!

It’s that time of year again – thoughts start slowly yet irresistibly turning to the next RCPCH conference! For 2019 PEdSIG are delighted to be teaming up with the Young People’s Health Special Interest Group for a dynamic session at

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2018 – Save the Date!

PEdSIG’s annual Winter Meeting is back on the 29th November and your presence is requested to join a day of educational masterclasses, educational debate and discussion and of course the pick of this year’s abstract submissions. Book your study leave

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Whittington Health & UCL Teaching Fellowship

Are you looking for a Teaching Fellowship in Paediatrics and Child Health? Whittington Health NHS and UCL are advertising a 70% WTE post to start in 2018. Full details are available at Good luck!

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2017 Programme

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Applications for the Tizard Research Bursary are open until 3rd November 2017!

Are you a paediatric trainee or a new paediatric consultant? The British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) is once again inviting applications for the Tizard Research Bursary. Successful applicants will receive a free slot on the BPSU’s rare disease surveillance scheme

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 13th December 2017 in Leeds

Call for abstracts PEDSIG Winter meeting 2017 Final

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RCPCH Examinations Executive Committee – Trainee examiner opportunity.

When you sat your theory exams, did any of the questions make you angry or confused? Did you think, “I could do this so much better!” Well here is your chance. The RCPCH Examinations Executive Committee are looking for

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2016: 29th November, Hughes Hall, Cambridge

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Educating for Mental Health #RCPCH16

If you are looking for inclusivity, then an open meeting at the RCPCH annual conference, hosted jointly by PEdSIG and PMHA is probably a good place to begin…… Kicking us off in colourful style were Drs Rosanna, Jess and Thom

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For those of you attending the RCPCH conference next week don’t forget to join us in Hall 3a at 14:00 Tuesday 26th April for our fantastic workshop.  Full details of the session can be found in the official RCPCH programme (page

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Welcome to our new committee members!

A big (and very belated) welcome to our new committee members who have all been busy working away organising a spectacular Spring meeting.  To find out more about our new officers visit the “meet the committee” page Postgraduate/Trainee Officer and

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Following the success of last year’s meeting, the annual PEdSIG Spring Meeting will take place at the RCPCH Conference in Liverpool on 26th April 2016.   This year we have joined forces with the Paediatric Mental Health Association (PMHA) for

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Highlights from the PEdSIG Winter Meeting November 4th 2015: “How to Inspire Careers in Child Health: Supporting a Bottom up Approach”

PEdSIG was delighted to welcome delegates from all over the country to the RCPCH in London for our Winter meeting. The focus of the meeting was on inspiring the future workforce. The day started with 4 fantastic presentations from Undergraduates

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Committee Members Needed!!

We are looking for 3 new enthusiastic committee members to join our expanding team: Undergraduate Officer Trainee Officer (x2) The roles are open to any Health Care Professional (as long as either a trainee or undergraduate) with an interest in

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PEdSIG would love to welcome our first guest blogger: RCPCH Officer for Assessment

Some thoughts on workplace-based assessments (WPBAs)   David Evans RCPCH Officer for Assessment @RCPCH_Assess   Firstly, why the enthusiasm for WPBAs? Well, assessments such as exams and OSCEs don’t assess performance where it matters most, in other words during clinical

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@PEdSIG #RCPCH15 – “Learning on the Job” – taking it all back to the workplace, thoughts from the workshops

Q: What do you get when you take 50+ paediatric trainees/trainers/medical students, 7 fantastic facilitators, 3 challenges and 6 flipcharts?  A: Many solutions and a roomful of conversation… (oh, and not much space left on the flipcharts!) PEdSIG was delighted

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2013 – Faculty Development

The annual PEDSIG Winter Meeting took place at the RCPCH in London on November 7th 2013. The meeting was extremely well attended by over 50 education enthusiasts ranging from medical students to the President of the RCPCH. The speakers talked

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PEdSIG at the RCPCH Spring Meeting April 28th 2015 – Learning on the Job

Following the success of last year’s meeting, the annual PEdSIG Spring Meeting will again take place at the RCPCH Conference at Birmingham’s NEC on 28th April 2015.  This year’s theme is “Learning on the job: are service and training mutually

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Patient Journey Video: Empathy and Understanding

This video was shared at the PEdsig Winter Meeting 2014 and is well worth viewing. Patient Journey – Cleveland Clinic

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PEdSIG Winter Meeting 2014 – Learning in Teams

This year’s winter meeting was held in the fabulous surroundings of the Cancer Research Institute in Cambridge. The theme was ‘Learning in Teams’ and right from the start there was a fantastic atmosphere in the lecture theatre with Ashley Reece

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