Proveca Hold their Second Paediatric Educational Meeting in Birmingham

Proveca held their second paediatric educational meeting at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital on 4th of July.  The programme was titled ‘Hypersalivation in Cerebral Palsy – A problem that should be taken seriously and licensed versus unlicensed medication in children.'

Professor Rajat Gupta, Lead Consultant in Paediatric Neurology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, presented on Hypersalivation in Cerebral Palsy – A problem that should be taken seriously.  Dr Helen Shaw, Medical Director, Proveca, gave an overview of the pan-European approach to licensing off-patent medicines in children, the Paediatric Use Marketing Authorisation (PUMA) and finally Mr Yusuf Asif, Clinical Formulary Pharmacist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital presented on licensed versus unlicensed medication in children.  Dr Manjeet Raina, Consultant in Paediatric Neurodisability from Heartlands Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust chaired the meeting which was attended by many Paediatric Consultants from around Birmingham and the Midlands. 

The meeting was an enormous success with excellent feedback including:

’Thorough discussion on drooling and impact on quality of patients’ lives and social status’

‘Helpful to know about pharmaceutical issues associated with unlicensed medications, very helpful, nice explanation why we should use licensed medicationss where possible’

'Clear and informative delivery of presentations from all 3 speakers'

 

 

 

 

Proveca Hold their First Paediatric Educational Meeting

Proveca held their first paediatric educational meeting at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health building in London on the 15th March.  The programme was titled ‘Updates on Management of Saliva Control in Cerebral Palsy and Safety of Medicines in Children’. 

Dr Charlie Fairhurst, Lead Consultant in Children’s Neurodisability, Evelina London, presented on Saliva Control in Cerebral Palsy providing an insight into the Evelina approach.  Dr Helen Shaw, Medical Director, Proveca, gave an overview of the pan-European approach to licensing off-patent medicines in children, the Paediatric Use Marketing Authorisation (PUMA) and finally Mr Stephen Tomlin, Consultant Pharmacist, Children’s Services, Evelina London, presented on the ‘Safety of Medicines in Children and Availability of Patient Information for Carers’.  Dr Indrani Banerjee, Consultant Community Paediatrician from Northwick Park Hospital chaired the meeting which was attended by many Paediatric Consultants from around London and beyond. 

The meeting was an enormous success with excellent feedback including:

 The meeting was very informative and thought provoking’

‘Excellent delivery and clearly knowledgeable’.

‘Very relevant to our field and practice’ and ‘very useful update, good to go back to scientific basics’.

Proveca are now looking to host similar events around the UK.