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Paediatric Professional Development

  • The Centre for Community Child Health Paediatric Professional Development Program (PDP) provides practical information about developmental-behavioural paediatrics in an engaging format to community paediatricians.

    The two-day program consists of four workshop-style sessions, with practical application for paediatricians working in their communities.

    The theme each year is based on a needs analysis with feedback and advice from those attending. The program uses multidisciplinary and cross-professional speakers, with presentations based on real cases and active participation of those attending.

    The Paediatric Professional Development Program is coordinated by Associate Professor Gehan Roberts, Associate Director of Clinical Services, Centre for Community Child Health.

    2016 program

    The 21st Annual Professional Development Program for community paediatricians – Practical skills in developmental-behavioural paediatrics – will be held on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October 2016 at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne.

    This year’s PDP focusses on early childhood, especially on preschool-age children, who are often referred to community paediatricians with developmental and behavioural concerns.

    Over two days, you will hear from experts in the field of early childhood development, behaviour and mental health.

    Approaches to assessment, diagnosis and early intervention will be discussed and you will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with case-based discussions.

    Friday 7 October: 9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Session 1 – Developmental trauma in pre-schoolers: the challenge of recognition and management
    • Session 2 – Attachment, regulation and socialisation disorders in pre-schoolers: can we cope without an ASD label?

    Saturday 8 October: 9:30am – 4:30pm

    • Session 1 – Externalising problems in pre-schoolers: maturational delay vs. disorder
    • Session 2 – Spirited, intense and exhausting: the role of temperament on sleep and elimination disorders

    Download the program


    2 days: $495 (includes GST)

    1 day: $264 (includes GST)

    Enrol now

    This program has been designed to meet CPD workshop criteria of 1 point per hour.

    For more information please email


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.