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Northern Paediatric Emergency Medicine (NPEM) Association


The Baltic, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

13th July 2018

We look forward to seeing you there.

10TH ANNUAL regional conference

Friday 13th July 2018

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Conference Information

In 2018 we are celebrating the 10th year of the NPEM conference.
We are pleased to welcome Ms Naomi Davis, a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon from Manchester, to speak about her experience of being the Surgeon Commander at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on the night of the Manchester Arena attack.

We also have Dr Dave Bramley from the Great North Air Ambulance and Dr Tim Cheetham Paediatric Endocrinologist from the Royal Victoria Infirmary speaking. We have 5 slots for short presentations for those wanting to share QIP’s, cases or experiences.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you will join us at the post conference social event to help celebrate our 10th anniversary.

Conference Details

  • Date: Friday 13th July 2017
  • Location: The Baltic, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
  • Registration: 08:15–09:00
  • Time: 09:05–17:00


Register NOW for a place at the NPEM conference 2018 with our online application and payment process.
1. APPLICATION: Fill in the online application form
2. CONFERENCE ONLY PAYMENT: Make your Advance payment £60
4. BANK TRANSFER: a request can be made via email to enquiries@npem.org.uk for the BACS transfer details.
5. TRUST PAYMENT: If your trust will be paying for the conference then please complete an ONLINE TRUST PAYMENT FORM to secure your place. Please ensure it is clear which trust is to be invoiced.

Session Chairperson

The four sessions throughout the day will be chaired by:

  • Session 1: Dr Jen Rhodes, PEM / EM Consultant
  • Session 2: Dr George Simpson, PEM / EM Consultant North Tees & Hartlepool
  • Session 3: Dr Myra Herbert, PEM Consultant
  • Session 4: Dr Gill Davidson, PEM / EM Consultant North Tees & Hartlepool


BALTIC is situated on the Quayside in Gateshead, a 10 minute walk from Gateshead Town Centre.
BALTIC is accessible for pedestrians from the Newcastle Quayside over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Parking spaces are available in the BALTIC Car Park. Follow Signage for 'Gateshead Quays' and 'Other Car Parks' until specific signage for BALTIC Car Park becomes visible. Spaces are pay on exit and cash-only.
If you are travelling by train or Metro or by bus please click the link for more information including parking charges. More information


Final Conference Programme

Dr Gill Davidson, PEM / EM Consultant and NPEM Chair

Dr Dave Bramley Chief Medical Officer Great North Air Ambulance

Dr Sasidharan Sameer, ST3 Emergency Medicine

Dr David McCreary, PEM Registrar

Dr Tim Cheetham, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Myra Herbert Paediatric Emergency Medicine Consultant, Sunderland Royal Hospital

Dr Niall Mullen & Dr Vicky Whittle Consultants PEM Sunderland Royal Hospital

Miss Naomi Davis, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Mr Philip Henman, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, RVI Newcastle upon Tyne

Including posters and visit to sponsors

Dr Jason Urron & Dr Ryan Clark, Consultants PEM Newcastle.

Meet our speakers

In 2018 we are honoured to introduce 3 highly respected speakers.

Naomi Davies

Naomi Davis

14:05-14:55: Major Incident Presentation

I qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1988, completed my orthopaedic training in Manchester and Toronto and have been a consultant in Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery in Manchester since 2001. After visiting Dr. Ponseti’s unit in Iowa, I helped to spread his technique for clubfoot management across the UK and support the dissemination internationally.

Since its inception in 2012, I have led the North West Children’s Major Trauma Network and the service at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Following on from the Paris attacks, we have been closely involved in EPRR, ensuring that any planning included injured children.

The Northern Children’s Rehabilitation Board was born out of a need to develop and coordinate rehabilitation services and I lead the Board that is developing standards and a network to deliver the required care. We work closely with the community, schools, the third sector and most importantly, with the children and families. We are supported by NHS England and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

On the night of the Manchester Arena Attack I worked in the role of surgeon commander at RMCH and in the weeks and months that followed, as part of the rehabilitation team. All this work is ongoing.

David Bramley

David Bramley

09:05-09:55: Pre-Hospital Pre-Adult Care

Dave is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Sunderland Royal Hospital and Chief Medical Officer for the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

He has worked at GNAAS since 2006 and was involved in the national development of Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine as a recognised sub-speciality.

He sits on the Training Committee for the Intercollegiate Board for Training in PHEM and is the Training Programme Director for PHEM at Health Education England in the North East. He established the Northern Trauma Network, and also contributes to NHS England guidance on the regional and national response to mass-casualty incidents.

Tim Cheetham

Tim Cheetham

11:10-11:55: Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Emergencies

Tim Cheetham is a Paediatrician, Paediatric Endocrinologist and University Reader who trained in Oxford and Cambridge. He is on the general on-call rota at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and hence is no stranger to the accident and emergency department. He has a broad range of clinical and research interests and has published in many areas of endocrinology over the years. He is an associated editor for ADC.

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