Clinical Conditions in Early Childhood

(Aimed at Medical Students and Foundation Year Doctors)

24th March 2021

1800 - 1900 hours GMT

Online via Zoom


The lecture will focus on the clinical conditions affecting early childhood and the myriad of challenges faced by a growing child before he/she reaches puberty. Of the annual burden of 10 million deaths among children under 5 years, a large proportion is associated with infectious diseases that includes chickenpox, mumps, measles, rubella, whooping cough, croup, diarrhoea and vomiting. Optimum nutrition is essential for the development of a growing child’s brain and malnutrition can have a severe detrimental effect on the child’s development. In addition, trauma and injuries – both accidental and nonaccidental – pose a severe risk to a growing child. The interactive lecture, delivered by Dr M Dandapani, who is a Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham, will succinctly address all these issues. This lecture will also continue to explore what makes paediatrics a unique, holistic and a fulfilling speciality.

Topics covered:

  • The Role of Nutrition for the Growing Brain and the Growing Child.
  • The Impact of Infectious Diseases to the Wellbeing of a Child.
  • Common Clinical Conditions in a Child that Require Consultation and/or Hospitalisation.
  • Non-Accidental Injury in a Child: How to Spot and Treat them.

Suitable for:

  • Medical Students (all years)
  • Foundation Year Doctors
  • Trust Doctors
  • Paediatric Trainees
  • Paediatric Junior Doctors.


Dr Madhumita Dandapani, MBBS, MRCPCh, PhD
Consultant Paediatric Oncologist - Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham,
Clinical Associate Professor of Paediatric Oncology/Neuro Oncology, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.
Lead - Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, Nottingham.
Special Interests and Clinical Expertise: Paediatric solid tumours and brain tumours, tumour metabolism, targeted therapies and biomarker identification.

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 24th March 2021
Time 1800 - 1900 hours GMT
Online via Zoom
Course Fee Free
This teaching event is part of the Structured International Medical Education Curriculum, supported by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff and The Doctors Academy Group.
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 60

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