We are pleased to welcome all aspiring paediatricians to our annual UKAPS conference, this year being held in the beautiful city of Cambridge.

This one day event is open to medical students interested in paediatrics and will offer delegates the opportunity to attend workshops and participate in oral and poster presentations. Additionally there will be a number of lectures from guest speakers and will prove to be an extremely interesting day.
The UKAPS team and our hosts the Cambridge Paediatrics Society, look forward to welcoming you and further information will be available as the date of the Conference approaches.

Our hosts, the Cambridge Paediatrics Society, along with the UKAPS team have got a full day planned. This year we are concentrating throughout the day on the theme ‘Changing Paradigms in Paediatrics’. This event is always well attended and a brilliant day to mingle and bond over our love of paediatrics. On the day there will be guest speakers, workshops for you to choose from as well as poster and oral presentations again. We look forward to welcoming all of you to what will be an amazing and interesting day. Look out for more information that will be released as October 6th approaches.

Fee, Date and Venue

  • Date : 6th October 2018, Saturday
  • Venue : Divinity Hall St John’s College Cambridge University
  • Conference Fee : Free
  • No of Places Available : 60
  • Target Audience : Medical students with an interest in paediatrics.


Time Location Event
9:30 Central Hall Registration
10:00 Main Lecture Theatre Welcome
10:10 Main Lecture Theatre The Future Paediatrician
Professor Russell Viner
10:50 Main Lecture Theatre Doctor's Guide to Spinal Dysraphism
Miss Helen Fernandes
11:30 Central Hall Break
11:50 Main Lecture Theatre Genomic Medicine in Paediatrics
Professor David Rowitch
12:30 Main Lecture Theatre Oral Presentations
13:00 Central Hall Lunch
14:00 Workshop Room Workshop 1
14:35Workshop Room Workshop 2
15:10 Central Hall Break
15:30 Workshop Room Workshop 3
16:05 Workshop Room Workshop 4
16:40 Main Lecture Theatre Paediatrics in the East of England
17:00 Main Lecture Theatre Prizegiving


  • Professor Russell Viner, President of RCPCH

  • Ms Helen Fernandes, Neurosurgery

  • Professor David Rowitch, Head of Paediatrics, Cambridge

  • Dr Alasdair Parker

  • Dr Saras Whitehorn


  • Mr Charlie Stanton-Stock, University of Cambridge

  • Mr Luke Bibby, University of Cambridge

  • Mr Daniel Fernando, University of Cambridge

  • Ms Tanya Li, University of Cambridge