BPSU rare diseases in paediatrics – from birth to transition: 30th anniversary conference and Rare Disease Day tea party

23 February 2016 Wolfson Centre, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

The world’s leading paediatric rare disease surveillance unit, the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health was formed in 1986 to contribute to clinical and public health practice and improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK and Ireland. The BPSU celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2016 and to mark this momentous occasion, will be holding the BPSU's 30th anniversary rare diseases conference, taking place on 23 February at the University of Birmingham.

The conference will bring together paediatricians, trainees and other healthcare workers with an interest in child health, to explore the theme ‘Rare disease in paediatrics – from birth to transition’. Cutting edge scientific data will be presented from world-leading clinicians and scientists, focusing on the child's journey from diagnosis through transition and end of life care.

Speakers include:

  • Professor John Newton, Chief Knowledge Officer Public Health England
  • Dr Eamonn Sheridan, University of Leeds
  • Dr Kelly Cohen, Leeds Teaching Hospitals
  • Dr Rachel Knowles, UCL Institute of Child Health
  • Dr Martin Ward Platt, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals
  • Dr Julie-Clare Becher, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  • Professor Bobby Gaspar, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Professor Tim Barrett, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
  • Professor Richard Pebody, Public Health England
  • Dr Graham Lipkin, Rare Diseases Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
  • Dr Heather McCluggage, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland.

Places are limited so make sure you reserve yours soon.