Faculty of Paediatrics

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We are the national professional and training body for Paediatrics in Ireland, working to ensure the highest standards in child health

We are accredited by the Medical Council of Ireland and are proud to meet the strict standards required to deliver postgraduate specialist training in Paediatrics.

Established in 1976, we are one of six postgraduate specialist training bodies based in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

We have close to 250 Members, who are experienced Consultant Paediatricians and leading experts in their field.

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What is Paediatrics?

Paediatrics deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions affecting infants, children, and adolescents, from birth to age 18.

Paediatricians diagnose and treat specific health issues, diseases and disorders related to the various stages of growth and development. They work very closely with the patient and their family.

Paediatricians working in general hospitals in Ireland mainly practice General Paediatrics, dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and management of a wide range of diseases.

Paediatricians in tertiary children’s hospitals (e.g. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin) tend to have a specific subspecialty interest, such as Paediatric Immunology or Paediatric Metabolic Medicine.

Neonatology, a subspecialty of Paediatrics, deals with the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill or premature newborn infant. It is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

2016 Dates For Your Diary

  • Faculty of Paediatrics Spring Conference, Friday 13 May 2016
  • Faculty of Paediatrics Autumn Conference, Friday 14 October 2016

Want to contact the Faculty of Paediatrics?

Grace Kelly

Faculty Coordinator, Faculty of Paediatrics and Faculty of Public Health Medicine

Tel: +353 1 863 9695

Contact Grace for queries relating to the Faculty of Paediatrics or the Faculty of Public Health Medicine.