***NOW SOLD OUT*** Two Day Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapy Course 9th and 10th December 2019

The annual GOSH respiratory course is back!

New exciting lectures and SIM videos promise not to disappoint!

If you would like to know more information, see the programme below or contact us on the emails below.

Monday/Tuesday 9/10th December 2019

Two Day Paediatric Respiratory Physiotherapy Course

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Weston House Lecture Theatre

***Proposed Agenda - Subject to change***


08:45 Registration

09:00 Housekeeping

09:15 Foetal Development

Speaker: Lucy Waller, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Oncology

10:00 Physiological and Anatomical differences between adults and paediatrics

Speaker: Naomi Winfield, Senior Teaching Fellow for Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy and Paediatric Physiotherapy Studies

10:45 Coffee break

11:00 Current Assessment and Treatment Approaches in ICU 

Speaker: Lee Carter, Specialist Physiotherapist in CICU

11:45 Interpreting Paediatric Chest X-rays 

Speaker: Jemma Woyda, Senior Physiotherapist in CICU

12:15 Nutrition in respiratory patients

Speaker: Katie O’Brien, Specialist Dietician in Respiratory

12:45 Respiratory difficulties and feeding

Speaker: Eleanor Conway, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

13:15  Lunch (Sponsored by Breas Medical)

14:00 Physiotherapy in CF, current practices and evidence

Speaker: Louisa Hill, CF Specialist Physiotherapist and Joint Team Lead

14:45 NIV and Ventilator strategies 

 Speaker: Victoria Robinson/Garry Rendle, NIV Clinical Nurse Specialists

15:30 Emerging medical therapies in NM 

Speaker: Mariacristina Scoto, Neuromuscular Consultant

16:15 Respiratory Physiotherapy in Neuromuscular disease

 Speaker: Lisa Edel, Specialist Physiotherapist in Respiratory NM Care

17:00 Close 



08:45 Registration

09:00 Neonatal ICU conditions

Speaker: Nicola Barker, Specialist Physiotherapist in PICU

09:45 Traumatic Brain Injuries

Speaker: Helen Mercer, Specialist Physiotherapist in PICU

10:30 Tracheostomy Management of a complex child 

Speaker: Kate Harkus, Respiratory Practice Educator 

11:15 Ethical considerations when treating critically unwell children

Speaker: Joe Brierley, Consultant Intensivist

12:30 SIM videos

13:15 Lunch (Sponsored by Breas Medical)

14:00 Tour

14:45 Patient/Parent experience

15:30 Pharmacology in respiratory physiotherapy

Speaker: Louisa Hill, CF Specialist Physiotherapist and Joint Team Lead

16:15 Case study reflecting the deteriorating child

Speaker: Emma Shkurka, Specialist Physiotherapist in CICU

16:45 Questions/Feedback forms/Certificates 

17:00 Close


Special Early Bird Rate £175 (for registrations before midnight on 31st August 2019)


Standard Rate £200 (registrations thereafter until 4th December 2019)

Please note, we are unable to invoice for this course. Credit Card bookings only.


Course Organisers: Lisa.edel@gosh.nhs.uk / Helen.Mercer@gosh.nhs.uk



Online Registration Form