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Paediatric Psychology Network UK National Conference 2017

Monday 5th June - Tuesday 6th June 2017 at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

The event is the annual meeting of the Paediatric Psychology Network (PPN), aimed mainly at UK based Clinical Psychologists working with Paediatric populations. The PPN-UK has good links with the equivalent organisations in Europe and welcomes submissions and delegates from outside of the UK who feel that the conference would be relevant to them.

The PPN-UK is part of the Faculty of Children and Young People within the British Psychological Society.

Pre-Conference workshops will be held on the afternoon of Monday 5th June 2017, with full programme on Tuesday 6th June 2017. The aim of this meeting is to share knowledge generated through research and clinical experience amongst members of the PPN and paediatric clinical psychologists more widely. Also, the meeting will be a valuable opportunity for sometimes isolated practitioners to meet and network. Please note, workshop attendance on Monday 5th June is open to Conference delegates only.

When you book your attendance you can select two workshops to attend, these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, should your chosen workshop be full we will allocate your booking to another workshop.

SIG meetings will be held on the morning of Monday 5th June 2017; this will be separate to the conference and free to attend. Please contact your SIG chair for further information.

This years' Conference Dinner will be held on Monday 5th June at La Cucina in Oxford, to join us for an enjoyable and relaxed evening please book your place now!

Who is the Conference intended for?

The Conference will be of interest to members of the PPN and to Clinical Psychologists working in paediatrics who are not members of the PPN.

Travel and Accommodation

Parking at the John Radcliffe Hospital can be difficult, and we are keen to ensure that a minimum of vehicles come onto the hospital site. Therefore, the suggested hotels are selected with good transport links to the hospital in mind. Please see the Travel and Accommodation document for further information.

The Oxford Organising Committee are happy to offer information on hotel and transport options, including directions to the hospital. Please email should you have any queries.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506


Monday 5th June 2017

Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

12:30Workshop registration
13:00Workshop 5: Dr Karen Steinhardt - Paediatric Psychologists in leadership / management positions
13:00Workshop 4: Dr Ingram Wright & Dr Cathy Grant - Delivering neuro-cognitive assessments in medical settings
13:00Workshop 3: Angela Shanly - Working with Challenging Cases in Paediatric Psychology: Systemic ideas to address uncertainty and discomfort when our attempts to ‘fix’ are less successful than we hoped for!
13:00Workshop 2: Dr Jonathan Hill - Applying the Family Domains Model to the paediatric setting
13:00Workshop 1: Dr Annette LaGreca - Interpersonal approaches to anxiety and depression
13:30Parallel Workshop sessions - attendance on a first come, first served basis
17:00Workshops Close
18:00Drinks Reception (if attending dinner), La Cucina, Oxford
19:00Conference Dinner, La Cucina, Oxford

Tuesday 6th June 2017

Please note this is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

09:30Coffee and Registration
10:00Opening remarks
10:05Keynote 1: Prof Annette La Greca, University of Miami - Social and romantic relationships in children and adolescents with chronic health problems
10:50Network Update - PPN Chair
11:20Refreshments & Poster Viewing
11:45Quick Fire Presentations - see programme below for timings
13:15PPN AGM
13:45Keynote 2: Dr Jennifer Lau, King's College London & University of Oxford - The role of cognitive biases in paediatric chronic health conditions
14:15Judith Houghton Award
14:45Symposium - Supporting families when facing the death of a child - see programme below for details
16:00Poster Award Presentation
16:10Keynote 3: Professor Cathy Creswell, University of Reading - Accessible and effective treatments for child anxiety disorders
16:40Closing Remarks
17:00Conference Close


George Pickering Education Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way , Headington , Oxford , OX3 9DU •  Website•  Directions

Additional Information

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