Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference 2021

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Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference: Child Development and Neurodisability 

Virtual Conference |1 October 2021 | 2pm - 5:30pm

This year’s Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference takes place virtually on Friday, 1 October 2021.

The conference will focus on child development and neurodisability and includes leading international speakers including Prof Peter Rosenbaum who will deliver the 25th Annual Ralph Counahan Memorial Lecture.

The conference will also see the presentation of the 4th Dr Kathleen Lynn Medal, Sir Henry Marsh Trainee Medal and two Excellence in Teaching Awards.

View the full conference programme >

Hear from Dr Peter Rosenbaum

We are delighted to announce this year's Ralph Counahan Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr Peter Rosenbaum, Professor of Paediatrics, McMaster University Canada Research, Chair in Childhood Disability 2001-14 and Co-Founder of CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research.

A wide range of talks relevant to paediatrics

Speakers and topics at the conference include:

  • Dr Niamh Lagan - Progressing disability services; what paediatricians need to know
  • Dr Veronica Kelly - Complex Feeding difficulties
  • Dr Abigail Collins - Healthy Children their Screening and Surveillance Development Checks
  • Dr Louise Baker - Register for Cerebral Palsy


Can't attend? Recordings will be available to watch online afterwards

There are limited places available for the live webinar. If you are unable to book a place, you will be able to watch videos of all of the talks on Panopto, our video sharing platform.

How to join this webinar

First, you must book your place at the webinar on this web page. On the day, you must sign into our virtual learning environment RCPI Brightspace.

On the day of the event, the steps are:

  • Log in to www.rcpi.ie with your username and password (the same credentials used to book this event)
  • Click on the link for RCPI Brightspace
  • In your list of courses you will see Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference 2021Click on this.
  • Click on "Join the Live Webinar" - This will launch Zoom, the system we are using for live webinars

Note, the webinar will only become available to watch at 5pm on the day, but we recommend logging in ten minutes ahead of time.

To join this webinar on Zoom you will need a computer (Windows or Apple) or mobile device with internet access and speakers.

If you're joining on a computer

If you're joining the webinar on a computer you can use the Zoom desktop website. You do not need to download the Zoom app - if you see a pop up message about the app, you can dismiss this.

The Zoom website functions best on Google Chrome.

When you click on the link for "Join the Live Webinar" you will see a message asking you to open Zoom. Click on “Open Zoom”.

You will then be asked for your name and email address. Once you’ve entered these details, click on “Join Webinar”.

If you’re joining on a mobile device

If you're watching the webinar on a mobile device you will need to download the Zoom app. To save time on the day, we recommend downloading the app in advance:

Click here for the iOS Zoom app

Click here for the Android Zoom app

When you open the Zoom app click on “Join a Meeting”. You will need to enter the meeting ID number. The ID number for this week's event will be sent to you via email beforehand.

You can find additional help with joining Zoom webinars here

How to submit questions to the panel

Before the event

If you have any questions for our panel please email them to RCPICourses@rcpi.ie and we will endeavour to have these answered as part of the event. Alternatively, you can submit questions via Twitter @RCPI_news.

During the event

We are now using Zoom to broadcast our live webinars. When you open Zoom to watch the live webinar you will be able to submit questions to the panel during the event.

To submit questions to the panel:

  • Open the Q&A window in Zoom while you are watching the live event
  • Type your question into the Q&A box and click Send
  • Check Send Anonymously if you do not want your name attached to your question in the Q&A

 It may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.

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