The aim of this event is to train the attendees on the epidemiology, risk factors and causes behind SIDS/SUDC, on the practicalities of the national protocol of SUDI and SUDC multiagency investigation and on the differential diagnosis of these conditions. 

The objective is to present an up-date on the current protocol of investigation, research and understanding of the physio pathological mechanisms involved in cases of SUDI/SIDS. 

This event is aimed at Paediatric and forensic pathologists, histopathology trainees, paediatricians


Day 1 - Wednesday, 17 November 2021

  • 09.25    Registration
  • 09.30    Welcome & Course contents, Professor Marta Cohen  
  • 09.40    Past, Present and Future, Professor Peter Fleming
  • 10.20    Epidemiology of SIDS, Professor Peter Blair, Bristol
  • 11.00    Break
  • 11.20    Risk factors for SIDS, Dr Anna Pease, Bristol
  • 12.00    The coroner’s perspective, Mr Ian Arrow, Plymouth
  • 12.40    Lunch break
  • 13.25    Home visit and Multiagency meeting, Dr Joanna Garstang, Birmingham
  • 14.05    The PM in SIDS & SUDC, Dr Tamas Marton, Birmingham
  • 14.45    Break
  • 15.05    Physiological mechanisms of SIDS part I, Professor Jan Marino Ramirez & team, Seattle
  • 15.45    Traumatic deaths Vs natural causes of SUDI part I, Dr Michael Pollanen, Canada
  • 16.25    Q&A
  • 16.45    Close

Day 2 Thursday, 18 November 2021

  • 11.25    Registration & Welcome
  • 11:30    Metabolic causes of SUDI, Dr Simon Olpin, Sheffield
  • 12.10    Natural causes of death different from SIDS, Professor Marta Cohen, Sheffield
  • 12.50    Arrhythmias in SIDS and SUDC, Professor Elijah Behr, St Georges, London
  • 13.30    Lunch break
  • 14:00    Non-Invasive post-mortem investigation in SUDI, Dr Ciaran Hutchinson GOSH
  • 14:40    Traumatic deaths Vs natural causes of SUDI part II, Dr Michael Pollanen, Canada
  • 15:20    Physiological mechanisms of SIDS part II, Professor Jan Marino Ramirez & team, Seattle 
  • 16.00    The National SUDIC registry, Professor Fleming, Bristol 
  • 16.30    Q&A
  • 16.40    Close
Registration Fees

RCPath Members: £247.50
Concessions: £132.00 Includes trainees, BMS, non-consultant Clinical Scientists, retired & nurses
Non-members: £316.00

Please note that an administrative charge of £10.00 will be made on all cancellations and the total registration fee is forfeited if cancelled one working week before the event.



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