This educational and promotional event is organised and funded by Flynn Pharma Ltd.

West Yorkshire Neurodevelopmental Study Day

This event took place on Friday 29 September 2023
Watch this West Yorkshire Neurodevelopmental Study Day that took place at the LIFE Centre, Bradford with our guest speakers Dr Folasade Rotimi, Dr Sarah Mills and Prof Heather Elphick. The speakers explored the diagnosis and management of foetal alcohol syndrome, reviewed the use of melatonin treatment and provided an understanding of restless leg syndrome.
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Agenda

9:30
Registration, Networking and Refreshments
9:55
Welcome and Introduction, Dr Folasade Rotimi, Consultant Paediatrician, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
10:00
Understanding and Managing Foetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder (FASD), Dr Sarah Mills, Community Paediatric Consultant, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
11:00
Break and Refreshments
11:15
Managing Insomnia for Children with Neurodiversity in West Yorkshire – Clinical Evidence and Local Considerations, Dr Folasade Rotimi, Consultant Paediatrician, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
12:15
Lunch
14:00
Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleep Difficulties, Prof Heather Elphick, Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
15:00
Summary and Close, Dr Folasade Rotimi, Consultant Paediatrician, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Sarah Mills
Dr Sarah Mills
Community Paediatric Consultant, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah is a community paediatrician seeing children with developmental, behavioural and learning issues. She is also a designated doctor for Safeguarding and Medical Advisor for Fostering and Adoption. Whilst training Sarah became aware of the poor outcomes for children who grew up in care and developed a passion for working with children in care, those in need of safeguarding and those looking for permanent families through fostering and adoption. Through this work, she has gained experience in the difficulties this cohort of children faces, such as developmental trauma, increased learning and developmental difficulties, the effects of antenatal drug misuse and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In 2019 Sarah led the creation of an NHS-based Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder diagnostic service in the North East. Sarah is committed to ensuring children and young people get the right understanding and support through sensitive assessment and diagnosis.

Dr Folasade Rotimi
Dr Folasade Rotimi
Consultant Paediatrician, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Folasade Rotimi is a Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in neuro disability and sleep. She has worked in the East Hub, community paediatrics, Leeds Community Healthcare from 2015 with colleagues on how to support families of children with additional needs who experience sleep difficulties.

Prof Heather Elphick
Prof Heather Elphick
Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Heather has been consultant in Sheffield since 2008, having trained at Alder Hey and Melbourne Children’s Hospitals. She leads the sleep service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, managing a comprehensive range of sleep disorders. Heather holds an Honorary Chair with the University of Sheffield, in recognition of her collaborative work in research, leading nationally funded projects, including the “Wake Up to Sleep” project promoting awareness of the impacts of sleep deprivation. Heather is passionate about improving sleep for children and their families. She has spoken at The Sleep Charity’s manifesto launch at the Houses of Parliament and has appeared regularly in the media in support of the importance of children’s sleep.

What will the webinar cover?

Key learning objectives

  • To explore the diagnosis and management of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder (FASD).
  • To review the use of melatonin in treatment of insomnia in children with neurodiversity in West Yorkshire.
  • To provide an understanding of restless leg syndrome and how poor sleep can be managed by clinicians.