Conference 2019

The 2019 conference took place from 8-10 November in the Ramada Plaza Sutton Coldfield

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Abstracts of presentations are published in Archives of Disease in Childhood online here (free access)

  1. Evaluating Medicines Use (MURs) reviews in children Rebecca Venables, Keele University
  2. Management of ethylene glycol poisoning in an adolescent : a clinical pearl Nicola Wilson, PICU Pharmacist, Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board 
  3. Evaluating the impact of concentrated standardised parenteral nutrition on growth of preterm infants  Lucy Stachow, Advanced Specialist Pharmacist – Neonatal, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
  4. Medicines optimisation in action : the development of a dosing schedule and an extemporaneous formulation of pazopanib to treat a child with a recurrent Desmond tumour of the head and neck  Victoria Holden, Lead Pharmacist Paediatric Oncology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Winner – best oral presentation
  5. Tenfold medication errors in children – Welsh Paediatric Surveillance Unit Study 2017-9 Yincent Tse, Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist, Great North Children’s Hospital
  6. Building on the druggle : personalised feedback to improve and maintain good prescribing practice Thomas Wylie, Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, University Hospital Wales Winner Innovation Award
  7. Switching to clonidine transdermal patches in four paediatric cases : strategies, benefits and challenges  Kazeem Olalekhan, Paediatric Pharmacist, Southampton Children’s Hospital UHSFT
  8. Creating acceptable tablets 3D (CAT 3D): a feasibility study to evaluate the mouthfeel of 3D printed tablets in children and young people  Louise Bracken
  9. The KidzMed project Part 1 : Pill popping heroes Nicola Vasey, Lead Paediatric Pharmacist, Royal Victoria Infirmary
  • Epilepsy Rajat Gupta, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Head of Specialist Clinical Teaching Academy Deputy Regional Lead for West Midlands, RCPCH, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Childhood infections Jane Cassidy, Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cystic Fibrosis Dr Maya Desai, Respiratory Clinical Lead, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Research that matters! How to make sure that your research and innovation reaches those who matter to you  Dr Hannah Batchelor, Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, Formulation and Drug Delivery, School of Pharmacy, Institute of Clinical Sciences, College of medical and Dental Sciences

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Abstracts of presentations are published in Archives of Disease in Childhood online here  (free access)

P01 An evaluation of vancomycin therapy in paediatric patients post guideline change Agbonin Adedoyin; Crook Joanne 1Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

P02 Methods used when preparing non-standard glucose concentrations: A survey of UK neonatal units Hart Robyn1; Al Rifai Adriece2; Wignell Andrew3 1School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham; 2Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; 3Derby Rd

P03 Preparing glucose infusions in neonatal intensive care: does it matter which method is used?Al Rifai Adriece1; Hart Robyn2; Wignell Andrew1 1Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; 2School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham

P04 Barriers and facilitators to medicines adherence in children: a systematic review Aldosari Mohammed; Oliveira Ana; Conroy Sharon University of Nottingham

P05 An audit of proton pump inhibitor prescribing, in adherence with the trust’s guidance, in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease Asif Yusuf1; Huynh Chi2; Hussain Awais2 1Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust; 2Aston University

P06 Improving renal function monitoring during chemotherapy – a role for cystatin C? Boys Rachel Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

P07 Prescribing practices in neonatal hypoglycaemiaThorold Colette1; Batra Dushyant2; Calthorpe Rebecca2 1University of Nottingham; 2Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

P08 Ten-fold medication errors in a tertiary paediatric hospital Cubbin Caitlin Alder Hey Hospital

P09 A survey of the NPPG group concerning medication administration problems among children and young people aged 0 to 18 years old Dahmash Dania; Huynh Chi; Kirby Daniel; Terry David Aston University

P10 An audit to assess the prescribing of analgesia in children who present with pain crisis due to Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Dhanji Masuma Luton and Dunstable Hospital

P11 Are low molecular weight heparins being initiated, monitored and subsequently adjusted appropriately for paediatric patients? Duffy Colleen  Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

P12 Evaluation of energy and protein intake in neonates using SCAMP regimen Gaze Sian1; Okoye Chidubem2; Davies Graham2 1Evelina London Children’s Hospital; 2King’s College University London

P13 Optimising paediatric intravenous fluid management plans: A Quality Improvement Project Gray Jenny1; Gage Susie2 1University Hospitals Bristol; 2Bristol Children’s Hospital

P14 Reducing medication errors using prescribing nudges: Intravenous aciclovir on paediatric intensive care Gray Jenny1; Jones Nicholas2; Fuller Olivia3; Schia Andrew3 1Bristol Children’s Hospital; 2University Hospitals Bristol; 3University of Bath

P15 Using prescribing nudges to reduce medication errors: Paracetamol on paediatric intensive care Gray Jenny1; Aubrey Nicole2; Hipkin Emma2; Jones Nicholas3  1Bristol Children’s Hospital; 2University of Bath; 3University Hospitals Bristol

P16 CEASE: Deprescribing on discharge from PICU Hayes Charlotte; Brooks Teresa Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

P17 Introducing concentrated preterm stock parenteral nutrition and the impact on bespoke compounding Hibberd Suzannah; Hill Amy Southampton Children’s Hospital

P18 Provocation of paediatric hearts – A Safe & Smart Solution Howlett Moninne; Fitzpatrick Anne; Prendiville Terence Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin

P19 Direct observational study of infusion errors associated with smart-pump technology in paediatric intensive care Howlett Moninne1; Brereton Erika1; Breatnach Cormac1; Cleary Brian2 1Children’s Health Ireland; 2School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

P20 Evaluation of analgesic doses prescribed postoperatively for overweight and obese children Husain Nicola1; Wadwa Anushka2; Christiansen Nanna1 1Evelina London Children’s Hospital; 2King’s College London

P21 Scurvy during home parenteral nutrition Iglesias Natalia1; Cernat Elena1; Trippett Jennifer2 1Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; 2Leeds Teaching Hospitals

P22 Developing a pharmacology module for the paediatric non-medical prescribing course Khan Farrah London South Bank University

P23 Accelerating and de-risking the production of paediatric oral formulations Khan Dilawar1; Kirby Daniel1; Bryson Simon2; Shah Maryam2; Afzal Mohammed1 1Aston University;  Proveca ltd

P24 Does an interdisciplinary approach to tablet/capsule swallowing increase the uptake of or transition to solid oral dosage forms in paediatric patients with ALL acute lymphoblastic leukaemia? Kinsella Anna Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

P25 Incidents involving paediatric parenteral nutrition Zhu Kouzhu1; Gill Andrea2 1Wuxi Children’s Hospital; 2Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

P26 Pharmacy discharge service to facilitate early discharges and to improve the quality of electronic discharge letters (EDL’s) Ladani Sonal; AbouDaya Mohammed; Thornhill William; Christiansen Nanna Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

P27 Impact of having a paediatric medicines management pharmacy technician in a district general hospital Le Maistre Rebecca Northampton General Hospital

P28 Gentamicin-related incidents in neonates before and after the introduction of electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) Mak Kimberly Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

P29 The preventative management of migraine headaches in paediatrics Martin Judith Royal Hospital Belfast Sick Children

P30 Prescribing Vedolizumab in paediatric patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative colitis (UC) in accordance with the clinical guideline in an NHS trust Mc Geehan Eimear University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

P31 Improving paracetamol safety in a tertiary paediatric hospital McCann Joe1; Copeland Rachel1; Keaney Aideen1; Laverty Leanne2; Marcus Simon1 1Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children; 2Altnagelvin Area Hospital

P32 An audit to assess the suitability of patients at a tertiary/quaternary paediatric hospital to switch from intravenous (IV) to oral (PO) antimicrobial therapy McGarrity Orlagh; Pabani Aliya Great Ormond Street Hospital

P33 Antimicrobial prescribing point prevalence study at a paediatric tertiary/quaternary centre McGarrity Orlagh; Robson Coralie Great Ormond Street Hospital

P34 An audit of the testing and documentation of genetic mutation m1555a>g and  aminoglycoside prescribing McGarrity Orlagh; Beard Rebecca Great Ormond Street Hospital

P35 Paediatric rheumatology virtual biologic clinic (VBC) Modha Jiten Evelina Children’s Hospital

P36 Numeta G13% preterm neonatal parenteral nutrition solution – a licensed all-in-one triple chamber, ready to use and terminally sterilised parenteral nutrition for preterm newborn infants Moreno Mar; McCormick Kenneth; Macfarlane Lindsey; Smith Laura; Scrivens Alexandra Oxford University Hospitals

P37 A model for reducing paediatric prescribing errors in secondary care Morgan Kate Royal Gwent Hospital

P38 An audit of antibiotic use in the treatment of neonatal necrotising enterocolitis (NEC): What do we use and how long for? Morris Stephen; Mak Kimberly; Lisseter Rebecca Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

P39 Pharmacy preparations for the birth of twins to an ebola survivor Marra Fiona1; Robertson Gayle2; Gallagher Joanne1; Mulholland Peter1 1Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow; 2Pharmacy Distribution Centre, Glasgow

P40 A qualitative study on the supply of specialist medication in children at the interface of care Ng Ka Mei Camie1; Thoong Hong2 1UCL School of Pharmacy; 2Great Ormond Street Hospital Winner – Best  Poster

P41 Pharmacokinetics-based estimation of evolocumab dosing for homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) in patients aged 6 to 12 years old Paget Chris; Sutherland Adam Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

P42 All-in-one Parenteral Nutrition: A national survey Phipps Amy University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

P43 Concentrated standardised PN to optimise nutrition in preterm infants Price Zoe University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

P44 Vaccine in Pediatric Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) and hemodialysis Camara Aichetou1; Razurel Anaïs1; Moreau Christelle1; Kwon Thérésa2; Caseris Marion3; Bourdon Olivier4; Prot-Labarthe Sonia5 1Service de pharmacie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 2Service de néphrologie pédiatrique, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 3Equipe Opérationnelle d’infectiologie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 4Service de pharmacie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Département de pharmacie clinique, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France; 5Service de pharmacie, Equipe Opérationnelle d’infectiologie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris France

P45 Enoxaparin and tinzaparin in pediatrics: Impact of prescription recommendations on prescription quality and anti-Xa levels Noailly Julie1; Sadozaï Laïly1; Hurtaud-Roux Marie-Françoise2; Naudin Jérome3; Bonnefoy Ronan4; Farnoux Caroline5; Kwon Thérésa6; Bourdon Olivier7; Prot-Labarthe Sonia8 1Service de Pharmacie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 2Service d’Hématologie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 3Service de Réanimation Pédiatrique, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 4Service de Cardiologie Pédiatrique, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 5Service de Néonatologie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 6Service de Néphrologie Pédiatrique, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France; 7Service de Pharmacie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Département de pharmacie clinique, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France; 8Service de Pharmacie, AP-HP, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Université de Paris, ECEVE, Inserm, Paris, France

P46 Dose-banding limits for commonly prescribed medications for children in the UK Rashed Asia N1; Tomlin Stephen2 1King’s College London, UK; Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK; 2Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK

P47 Extent of paediatric exposure to pharmaceutical excipients: An exploratory study AbouDaya Mohammed1; Tomlin Stephen2; Rashed Asia N3 1Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK; 2Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK; 3King’s College London, UK; Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK

P48 An audit of compliance of age and critical drug related monitoring criteria/requirements for patients receiving carboplatin doses with therapeutic pharmacokinetic drug monitoring Samrin-Balch Lamia; Cheng Cindy Great Ormond Street

P49 An audit of baseline vitamin D level tests for newly diagnosed paediatric haematology/ oncology patients against trust guidelines Samrin-Balch Lamia; Mahmood Salma Great Ormond Street

P50 Time and motion study to assess workload versus staffing at in paeditraic hospital chemotherapy manufacturing unit Samrin-Balch Lamia1; Laxaman Jessica2 1Great Ormond Street Hospital; 2London School of Pharmacy

P51 Evaluating propranolol preparations for use in infantile haemangioma Sargent Greg North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

P52 A baseline review of the activity of the PICU pharmacists using electronically captured data Semple Diarmaid; Brereton Erika; Dawkins Ian Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin

P53 A review of the use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in paediatric neurology patients at a children’s hospital from April 2017 to April 2019 Stillwagon Olivia University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

P54 Mapping the prevalence and nature of drug related problems among hospitalised children in the United Kingdom: A systematic review Sutherland Adam1; Phipps Denham2; Tomlin Steve3; Ashcroft Darren4 1Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital; 2NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre; 3Great Ormond Street Hospital; 4NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre

P55 Immunosuppression in the first six weeks following paediatric cardiac transplant Thomson Karen; Reinhardt Zdenka Freeman Hospital

P56 Vitamin D prescribing in children in UK primary care practices: a population-based cohort study Wan Mandy1; Horsfall Laura2; Basatemur Emre3; Patel Jignesh4; Shroff Rukshana5; Rait Greta2 1Evelina London Children’s Hospital; 2University of College London; 3University of College London Institute of Child Health; 4King’s College London; 5Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

P57 Continuous drug delivery is significantly affected by relative height changes between patient and syringe driver Zahid Aisha1; Wignell Andrew2; Raffaj Dusan2; Davies Patrick2 1School of Medicine, University of Nottingham; 2Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

P58 Managing access to ‘Out Of Hours’ medications in a tertiary paediatric hospital Worrall Mary; Devlin Elizabeth; Howlett Moninne Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin

P59 Assessing medicines for safe use in paediatrics Worrall Mary; Fitzpatrick Anne Children’s Health Ireland, Crumlin

P60 Efficacy of switching to Infliximab biosimilar (Remsima®) in Paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (PIBD): A 2-Year retrospective evaluation aqub Fatima1; Crook Joanne2; Fell John2 1Imperial College London; 2Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Trust

P61 Patient perspectives on switching to an Infliximab biosimilar in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (PIBD) Yaqub Fatima1; Fell John2; Crook Joanne2 1Imperial College London; 2Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Trust

P62 Cyclophosphamide and maintenance mycophenolate mofetil for the treatment of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti- NMDAR) encephalitis in a paediatric patient Yung Ka Yu; Fletcher Penny Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

P63 Do paediatricians recognise childhood obesity? Ferguson Elspeth1; Hannah Claire2; Stewart Emily3 1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals; 2Sheffield Children’s Hospital; 3University of Sheffield

P64 Implementation of a paediatric outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (p-OPAT) service at a specialist children’s hospital Porter Hannah; Stock Kate NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

P65 Advanced neonatal nurse practitioner (ANNP) review of neonatal antibiotics in 36hours to improve antibiotics stewardship Bilkhoo Charon; Gray Jim; Patel Mitul; Holder Gemma; Perry Michelle Birmingham Womens and Children’s Hospital

P66 Standardising strengths of unlicensed medicines in a large London Hospital Trust Lo Alice; Benn Chloe Barts Health

2019 AGM presentation

2019 conference award winners

The 2019 conference was supported by a wide range of pharmaceutical companies who develop and market medicines for children, as well as the Medicines for Children project

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  • 1A Rosemont Pharmaceutials
  • 2A / 2B What’s new in paediatrics – Steve Tomlin, Chief Pharmacist, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  • 3A Neonatal Pharmacokinetics Gemma Holder, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS
    Foundation Trust
  • 4A IV therapy in children (the basics i) Steve Cossey, Lead ANP, Birmingham Women’s and
    Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • 3B Ketogenic diet and implications for pharmacists Vanessa Appleyard, Senior Specialist Ketogenic Dietitian, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • 4B New methods, developments in advanced therapeutics Anne Black, Regional QA Specialist Pharmacist, Royal Victoria Infirmary

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