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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.

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Conference – The Future of Global Child Health: Beyond the MDGs

WHEN: Saturday 21st November, 10.00 – 16.30
WHERE: Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

The conference will be discussing how we can move forward on issues relating to the Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6: reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS.

Speakers of the day include:
Professor Stephen Kennedy
Professor Andrew Pollard
Professor Diana Gibb
Dr Neal Russell
Seb Taylor

FREE coffee break snacks and a FREE lunch (with vegetarian options) will be provided!
Those with complex dietary needs are advised to email the organisers at or to bring additional packed lunch items.
Tickets are FREE but must be booked online in advance. There will be a £5 deposit to be refunded upon attendance.
Participants will also be provided with a certificate of attendance.
Follow this link to the registration page:

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact us.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

Facebook event:

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Careers in Paediatrics: Insights from a Paediatric Trainee and a Palliative Care Specialist

WHEN: Wednesday 3rd June, 5.45 for a 6pm start

WHERE: Paediatric Teaching Suite, JR

The Oxford Society of Paediatrics is very pleased to announce our next talk.We will be joined by Peter Sedgwick, who works at Helen and Douglas House, and Laura Nohavicka, a paediatric trainee.

The event will begin with a talk from Laura on working in paediatrics as a junior doctor and careers in paediatrics, followed by a question and answer session. We will then hear from Peter who will be talking about the challenges of working in paediatric palliative care.

There will be copious amounts of food and drink.

Please arrive at 5.45 for a 6pm start.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Welcome to the Oxford Society of Paediatrics

OSOP aims:

  • Promote and provide insight into careers in paediatrics and child health for medical students and foundation doctors
  • Provide a forum for discussion of current topics in child health
  • Provide opportunities for presentation of local research in child health
  • Support the health education needs of local children, particularly via Teddy Bear Hospital
  • Promote and support local children’s charities
  • Support the teaching needs of students during the paediatrics rotation and Special Study Modules in paediatrics

What We Do:

We’ve got a full schedule for 2015 including talks, workshops, careers and fundraising events. We aim to connect students, clinicians and researchers to keep you informed about local, national and international opportunities in paediatrics.

This year we are running Teddy Bear Hospital Oxford, a medical student volunteer-run venture. Our team will be visiting local schools and teaching children aged 4-7 about healthcare and healthy living. We aim to familiarise children with the equipment and procedure of going to the doctor to make it less intimidating, working alongside the healthy living PSHE curriculum.