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Paediatric Professional Development

  • The 23rd Annual Paediatric Professional Development Program

    Friday 12 October & Saturday 13 October 2018

    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 2018 two-day program consists of four workshop-style sessions. Attendees will participate in interactive sessions, grounded with clinical cases, and facilitated by experts in the field of developmental paediatrics, psychiatry and mental health.

    Cost: $525 (2 days), $295 (1 day)

    Date: 12 & 13 October 2018

    Duration: 9:00am - 5pm

    Purchase tickets here


    SESSION 1 - Friday 12 October AM

    Fearless Tearless Transition for Young People with ASD/ID
    • A/Prof. Lionel Lubitz, Paediatrician RCH
    • Dr. Jenny Harrison, Psychiatrist, Alfred CYMHS
    • Dr. Rachel Crossley, Clinical Psychologist, Alfred CYMHS
    • Ms. Evelyn Culnane, Manager, Transition Support Service RCH

    SESSION 2 - Friday 12 October PM

    Solo Practice in Community Paediatrics: Tools for the Coal Face
    • Dr. Katie Heathershaw, Paediatrician, The Melbourne Children’s Clinic
    • Dr. Anita D’Aprano, Paediatrician, Banyule Community Health Centre
    • Dr. Karina Chaves, Paediatrician, Albury Wodonga Health
    • Dr. Donovan Moncur, Psychiatrist, Alfred CYMHS        

    SESSION 3 - Saturday 13 October AM

    Teen Mental Health: Working with Mental Health Professionals to Optimise Outcomes for Vulnerable Young People
    • Dr. Danny Cheah, Psychiatrist, Alfred CYMHS
    • Dr. Jenny Proimos, Paediatrician, Adolescent Medicine RCH

    SESSION 4 - Saturday 13 October PM

    Reducing Low Value Care in Community Paediatrics: A Focus on Irritable Infants, Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Investigating Developmental Disorders
    • Prof. Harriet Hiscock, Head, Health Services Research RCH
    • Prof. Katrina Williams, Head, Neurodevelopment and Disability RCH
    • Prof. David Amor, Geneticist and Professor of Developmental Medicine RCH

    To keep with a workshop style program, registration numbers are limited. To avoid disappointment please register prior to organising your travel arrangements and accommodation.

    More information

    For further information please contact Melissa Hirst (


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.