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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.
The 22nd Annual Professional Development Program for Community Paediatricians – Practical Skills in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics focuses on a common theme in community and developmental paediatric practice: ‘Working with uncertainty in a changing world’.
During this year's program, we will discuss topics including managing aggression, defiance and irritability, evidence-based approaches to children with learning challenges, and advocacy for our patients and their families as NDIS rolls out across Australia. We hope you can join us over the two days, and you will be able to participate in interactive sessions, grounded with clinical cases, and facilitated by experts in the field of developmental paediatrics, psychiatry and education.
Dates: Friday 6 October – Saturday 7 October 2017
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm each day
Venue: Ella Latham Auditorium, Ground Floor West Building
The Royal Children’s Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052
The program is designed to meet CPD workshop criteria of 1 point per hour.
Registration numbers are strictly limited. To avoid disappointment please register prior to organising your travel arrangements and accommodation.
Children who struggle to learn: the role of paediatricians on the health-education interface
Aggression and irritability: Dealing with diagnostic uncertainty - ASD and beyond
NDIA and diagnosis based-funding: integrating health, education and disability priorities in order to optimise function and participation
ADHD and other externalising disorders: targeting assessment and intervention towards improving long term outcomes
The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.