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Charity Pub Quiz


When: 8pm, Friday 19th August

Where: Osler House, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

How many toes does Halle Berry have?’

Come along to the OSOP pub quiz to find out, and raise some money for charity by being a boffin!

We have invited three mysterious special guests to host what looks to be a fantastic night, with beer, popcorn, and fun prizes! So, put together a crack squad of quizzers and we’ll see you there!

Price: £5 per person (including team popcorn)

***DISCLAIMER*** This is not a Paediatrics MCQ, and Nicky Gregg will not be present to ensure that our quiz masters show up on time.

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Cornerstones in the Whirligig of Time: the world’s 1st paediatric virtual academic unit


When: 5pm, Friday 12th August

Where: Classroom 6, Academic Corridor, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Love paediatrics? Care about the importance of research? How about paediatrics’ first *virtual* academic establishment?

Come along to this OSOP event to hear a thrilling talk by Dr Andrew Williams – winner of the 2015 WellChild Doctor Award. His work spans many realms as a consultant community paediatrician, medical historian, curator of the archive at the Northampton General Hospital, playwright and filmmaker.

In 2004, being unable to obtain any academic/clinical research funding he set up in Northampton the world’s first paediatric Virtual Academic Unit. This innovative entirely internet based structure still runs unfunded to this day. The Virtual Academic Unit in partnership with tertiary centres bothnationally and internationally helps to define new variants of neurodegenerative conditions and allows ongoing work in the medical humanities.

This is the talk he wished he had heard when he started Oxford clinical training in 1987. It’s about making the most of what you have and making the most of every day within paediatrics and beyond.

As always, there will be a variety of delicious homemade sandwiches!!!!

For those particularly keen beans – take a peek at ‘The First Day’ (2015) a short film recreating 18th century hospital child health care at Northampton General Infirmary 1744, written and directed by Dr Williams.

Join the Facebook group here:

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The A-Z of Childhood Obesity

WHEN: Thursday 12th May, 6pm
WHERE: EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

On Thursday 12th May, The Oxford Society of Paediatrics (OSOP), and The Richard Doll Society (RDS) will be hosting Mr Tam Fry, a leading voice in the campaign against Childhood obesity.

Tam Fry co-founded the Child Growth Foundation [CGF] in 1977 to create awareness of endocrine issues juggling his work with being a senior director in BBC Television. In 1994, at the time that that CGF launched the UK’s first paediatric body mass index [BMI] charts he broadened the charity’s brief to champion childhood obesity.

In 2005 he became spokesman for UK’s National Obesity Forum, and In 2007 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of this work and now chairs international meetings on with relevance to obesity in Europe.

Both from his time running the CGF and his entry into the obesity arena, his condemnation of the spread of sugar into foodstuffs – and into children’s foodstuff in particular – is high on his list of evils to challenge.  Thus, he has become expert advisor to the UK’s “ Action on  Sugar “ campaign and revels in its considerable success.

Come along for what promises to be an interesting, and interactive talk. Mr Fry has agreed to speak on any letter in the alphabet that the audience throw forward! You can see him here on the Victoria Derbyshire show this month:


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Pathways into Paediatrics

Are you interested in Paediatrics? Would you like to hear more about what a career in paediatrics entails? Would you like to know about what you could be doing now and in the future to ensure that your application is successful?
At 6pm, on Thursday the 28th April, OSOP will be hosting 3 doctors committed to paediatrics, ranging from specialty registrars to a foundation year currently preparing their application. There will be three 15 minute talks, with a short Q and A session afterwards. The event will be held in Classroom 6 of the JR.
As ever, there will be a great selection of HANDMADE SANDWICHES and other snacks.
If you come to three OSOP events within a year, we’ll make you an official member of the Oxford Society of Paediatrics, which looks great on your CV, and gives you the change to get your hands on an OSOP LANYARD.
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The Great Leveller? Experiences in paediatric palliation from the UK, the Middle East and Uganda

Time: 6pm, 7th March

Place: Classroom 6, Academic Corridor (of Academic Centre), John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Find a site map here

Interested in paediatrics? Palliative care? Working abroad? Then don’t miss out on this speaker event!

Renée McCulloch is a Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and also works at Helen and Douglas House in Oxford.

Renée first developed an interest in children’s palliative care in 1994 when she did her elective in Uganda, working with children dying from AIDS. Since then she built and developed her career in paediatric palliative medicine completing her post-graduate paediatric specialist training in London and Oxford, including a Fellowship in Sydney. Renée has worked in the field since 1999 and has a broad background that includes working in tertiary paediatric hospitals, children’s hospices and delivering palliative care at home.

Between 2010 and 2013 Renée and her family went to live and work in Kuwait. Renée was instrumental in helping to establish the first children’s palliative care service in the Middle East initially in the children’s cancer centre and then at Bayt Abdullah children’s hospice.

Dr McCulloch has contributed widely to the specialty of children’s palliative care and enjoys being involved in research, training and education. We are very lucky that she plans to share her experiences with us.

This is no doubt going to be an extremely gripping talk so add it to your calendars! See you there!

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Renee McCulloch Speaker Event

Renee McCulloch is a consultant in paediatric palliative medicine at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Be sure to come along for what is going to be an extremely interesting talk from this great speaker!

When: 6pm, Monday 7th March

Where: Classroom 6 of the Academic Corridor in the Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Find a site map here

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Electives in Paediatrics: An Inside Line From Tanzania

1pm, 28th January in the Paediatrics Seminar Room, Level 2 West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital

Are you interested in working with children on your elective?

Come to Osler house this Thursday lunchtime to hear an engaging talk by Eleanor Duckworth, a foundation doctor based in Oxford, on her personal experiences during an elective in paediatrics based in Tanzania.

This talk will provide an insight into the challenges that those planning a paediatric elective in a low-resource medical setting can expect to face, with a personal touch.

Dr Duckworth is also happy to give people advice on how to go about organising an elective in paediatrics.

If you needed any more persuading, there’ll be snacks & refreshments afterwards!

Join the Facebook event here:

Directions: Follow the long corridor all the way from the main entrance of the hospital, past the funny paintings of old professors and until it hooks left; the seminar room will be signposted and is just on your left.