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Paediatric Professional Development

  • The Annual Paediatric Professional Development Program (PDP)

    Friday 7 October & Friday 14 October (9am-12:30pm)

    The 27th Annual Professional Development Program for Community Paediatricians from The Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.

    The 2022 PDP will consist of four sessions over two half days via Zoom Webinar. Sessions will provide practical information about developmental-behavioural paediatrics from expert colleagues.

    Session 1: Friday 7 October, 9am-10:30am

    Caring for socially and developmentally vulnerable children in partnership with schools

    Associate Professor Jill Sewell, Senior Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child Health RCH

    Rebecca Harris, Co-ordinator of Student and Family Wellbeing at Carlton Primary School (Victoria)

    Session 2: Friday 7 October, 10:45am-12:30pm

    Children in out-of-home care: the role of the community paediatrician         

    Dr Karen McLean, Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child Health RCH, and Research Officer, Policy & Equity, MCRI

    Session 3: Friday 14 October, 9am-10:30am

    High level psychotropic prescribing - pearls of wisdom

    Dr Rick Jarman, Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrician, Centre for Community Child Health RCH and Melbourne Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics.

    Session 4: Friday 14 October, 10:45am-12:30pm

    Assessing and managing sleep disorders in children with daytime sleepiness and mental health concerns

    Dr Kate Simpson, Paediatrician and Sleep Physician Centre for Community Child Health RCH

    Registration Details

    To register, please go to Eventbrite here Please click on either date, you will then be given the option to select tickets for both days ($165) or a single day ($100).

    Sessions will be recorded, and available for those who have registered and unable to attend ‘live’.

    Note: if you are a paediatric trainee please contact to obtain a 50% discount code to be used at checkout.




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.