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Paediatric Professional Development

  • The 24th Annual Paediatric Professional Development Program

    Friday 25 October & Saturday 26 October 2019

    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. Attendees will participate in interactive sessions, grounded with clinical cases, and facilitated by experts in the field of developmental paediatrics, mental health and education.

    Cost: $525 (2 days), $295 (1 day)

    Date: 25 October & 26 October 2019

    Venue: Ella Latham Auditorium, The Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville

    Duration: 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Purchase tickets here

    Session 1: Friday 25 October, 9.30am-12.30pm

    Bridging the divide through trauma-aware practice in schools—where health and education meet

    • Mr Tom Brunzell, Director Education, Berry Street 
    • Dr Talia Maayan, Paediatrician, Our Place
    • Ms Amara Miles, Well-Being Co-ordinator, Doveton College

    Session 2: Friday 25 October, 1.30pm-4.30pm

    How to be a NDIS-aware paediatrician: developmental assessments and diagnoses; facilitating inclusion

    • Ms Charmaine Bernie, Occupational Therapist, RCH
    • Dr Catherine Marraffa, Paediatrician, RCH
    • Mr Shawn Stevenson, Project Officer, Sport and Recreation Victoria
    • Mr Jack Swift, Project OfficerSport and Recreation Victoria

    Session 3: Saturday 26 October, 9.30am-12.30pm

    Severe behaviour disorders: improving outcomes through shared care pathways

    • Dr Billy Garvey, Paediatrician and Senior CCCH Fellow, RCH
    • Dr Jose Molina, Clinical Services Manager, Irabina Autism Services
    • Dr Chidambaram Prakash, Psychiatrist, RCH

    Session 4: Saturday 26 October, 1.30pm-4.30pm

    Using time wisely: CPD, Case Conferencing and Coaching in Community Paediatrics

    • Dr Lexi Frydenberg, Paediatrician, RCH
    • Mr Michael Pooley, Senior Project Officer, RACP
    • A/Prof Jill Sewell, Paediatrician, RCH

    For more information please contact Program Administration, Melissa Hirst - 


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