What's new in Acute Paediatrics

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Watch live: Myth-busting, rainbows, petechiae, toxicology, POCUS and more!

Updates on Acute Paediatrics suitable for all doctors | Watch live on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 5pm

This webinar is suitable for all doctors with an interest in child health and will be of particular relevance to those in Paediatrics, Neonatology, General Practice and Emergency Medicine.

Doctors based outside Ireland are very welcome to join us.

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About this event

The Faculty of Paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland is delighted to present this live webinar on Acute Paediatrics.

This is an excellent opportunity to hear experts discuss issues such as healthcare for LGBT children, misconceptions about fevers, toxicology, petechiae, and point of care ultrasound (POCUS). 

Speakers will include:

Dr Dani Hall, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, CHI in Crumlin

Dr Hall's talk is entitled Chasing Rainbows.

Dr Alasdair Munro, Paediatric Registrar/Clinical Research Fellow Paediatric Infectious Diseases at University Hospital Southampton, UK

Dr Munro's talk is entitled Myth-busting fever in children.

Dr Tessa Davis, Paediatrics Emergency Department Consultant at the Royal London Hospital, UK

Dr Tessa Davis will deliver a talk entitled Paediatric Toxicology - A crash course

Dr Thomas Waterfield, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Physician and Academic Clinical Lecturer, Queen's University, Belfast

Dr Waterfield will give a talk on Petechiae - Spot the difference: an evidence based approach to non-blanching rashes.

Dr Nuala Quinn, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant in Temple Street

Dr Quinn's talk will focus on point of care ultrasound (POCUS).

The webinar will be co-chaired by Dr Carol Blackburn, Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin, and Dr Turlough Bolger, Senior Consultant Paediatrician, Tallaght Paediatric Emergency Department.

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 What's new in Acute Paediatrics. Click 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

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

Note, it may not be possible to answer all questions we receive.