ERIC Conference workshops announced

We are delighted to announce the programme of workshops taking place at our Paediatric Continence Care Conference in October this year. Tickets for this hybrid event are available to purchase for £99.


  1. Toilet training for children with complex ASD and/or Intellectual disability – Annemarie Sims, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Evelina London Children’s Hospital. This workshop will look at the barriers to successful toileting for young people with complex needs and practical strategies to optimise independence.
  2. Letting it out (not holding it in) – Eve Fleming, Clinical Education Fellow, University of Warwick Medical School & Fiona Boorman, Nurse Advisor, ERIC Helpline. This workshop will explore both the mechanics and emotional aspects of withholding poo. It will use stories and case studies to illustrate the topic and discuss interventions and resources. It will include the needs of families and approaches that may be needed in nursery and educational settings.
  3. How Integrated Care Systems are well positioned to improve bowel health for all children – Juliette Rayner, CEO, ERIC, Brenda Cheer, ERIC Nurse & Davina Richardson, Children’s Specialist Nurse, Bladder & Bowel UK. The new national constipation care pathway will be launched later this year. This workshop is an opportunity to discover how the pathway and supporting resources align with an integrated model of care. Beginning with promoting healthy bowels in babies right through to the transition to adult services and every step in between!
  4. The impact of late diagnosis and not getting help at the right time! – Bala Eradi, Paediatric Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Bali and his team perform colorectal surgery on children and question whether this is always the best option? This workshop explores how the child and parent/carer voices are not being heard and how not getting the right help at the right time and late diagnosis might impact on health and well-being outcomes for all parties. We will discuss powerful case studies from the perspectives of the child, young person or the family.
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