GOSH participates in SEHA conference
This year Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) participated in the 15th SEHA International Paediatric Conference (SEHA) which was held between the 18-20th March. The SEHA conference, usually held in Abu Dhabi, took place virtually this year.
SEHA conference was an opportunity for Middle Eastern and international clinicians to come together to discuss the recent advances and emerging trends in the diagnosis and management of common problems in general paediatrics, and all paediatric sub-specialties such as haematology/oncology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, cardiology, and many more. With over 2,000 delegates and speakers joining from around the world, the three-day conference offered a unique opportunity for clinicians to learn from a wide range of experts.
Three world-leading experts from GOSH presented at the conference and attended panel Q&A sessions:
Dr Louis Grandjean, Infectious Diseases Consultant, presented on 'COVID antibody responses and PIMS-TS (MISC)'
Prof. Mehul Dattani, Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, presented on 'Diagnosis and management of Growth Hormone Deficiency’
Dr Sophia Varadkar, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist 'Recent advances in the Paediatric Epilepsies'
GOSH also hosted a virtual stand at the event.
Our consultants are dedicated to advocating for high quality specialist paediatric care everywhere in the world. This can be seen through their attendance at virtual conferences, allowing them to work together with international colleagues to share knowledge and experience for the benefit of all children.
Dr Grandjean commented: “From the beginning of this pandemic, it has been vitally important to keep in touch with colleagues around the world to ensure that we are providing the best possible treatment for our patients. I’ve been in touch with colleagues in Hong Kong and South America during this period, and it’s been evident that asking advice and sharing our experiences has been really useful.
“SEHA is a good opportunity for us to share our experiences on PIMS with health professionals in the UAE. If we can reduce the patients' hardship or help health care workers prepare in any way, that can only be a good thing.”