Glasgow Paediatric Research Day 2023 Report

The 14th Glasgow Paediatric Research day was held on Friday 3rd November 2023 at the Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre, and was the first face to face meeting since 2019.

The programme comprised of 15 short oral presentations and 31 posters selected from reviewed abstracts with two guest speaker plenary sessions.

The first guest speaker session, chaired by Dr Ruth McGowan, featured presentations from Professor Helen Firth from Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, on "The DDD study: Genomic Diagnosis of Rare Paediatric Disease in the United Kingdom and Ireland".  This was followed by Dr Morad Ansari from South-East Scotland Genetic Service, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on "Diagnostic trio-based whole exome sequencing for severe developmental disorders in Scotland". 

The second guest speaker session was chaired by Professor Daniela Pilz, and included presentations from Professor William Newman from the Manchester Centre for Genomic Testing & University of Manchester, on "Rapid genetic testing in neonates to avoid antibiotic hearing loss".  This was followed by Dr Rhiannon Mellis from the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, Royal Hospital for Chidren, Glasgow on "Rapid exome sequencing for prenatal diagnosis: lessons learnt from the English NHS Genomic Medicine Service".

Prize Winners

Prizes were awarded for the best and runner up oral and poster presentations : 

  • 1st Prize Oral presentation - Madeline Pearson, MBChB student, University of Dundee
  • Runner up Oral presentation  - Iman Malik,  MBChB student, University of Glasgow
  • 1st Prize Poster - Erin Freeman-Jones, MBChB student, Univeristy of Glasgow
  • Runner up Poster - Dr Niall Donaldson, NHS Lanarkshire

RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

Certificates of attendance are issued following completion of a short webropol feedback survey.

Details of next year's event,  to be held on Friday 1st November 2024,  will be circulated in the New Year.

For more information, please contact Karyn Cooper, Unit Administrator, School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, Royal Hospital for Children and Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus, Glasgow.


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