Melbourne Children's GP Paediatric Update

  • A paediatric update for general practitioners - Saturday 4 August, 2018

    The Melbourne Children’s GP Paediatric Update (GPPU) will provide paediatric education for GPs on a range of issues at the forefront of paediatric health and wellbeing. It is designed specifically for GPs and will bring together GPs with a shared interest in providing optimal care for children and adolescents in the community. 

    Why GPs should attend:

    • For updates from experts on paediatric health issues relevant to general practice
    • Earn Category 2 QI&CPD points 
    • Support your practice to be paediatric centric
    • Engage in practical and interactive sessions and workshops with paediatric experts
    • Network with other likeminded GPs

    The GPPU is run and coordinated by the Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne.


    The inaugural Melbourne Children’s GP Paediatric Update (MCGPPU) will be held at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, on Saturday 4th August, 2018. This update is specifically designed to offer general practitioners and trainees an update in a variety of areas in child and adolescent health. 

     Profession / Position  Early Bird  From 16 July 2018
     General Practitioner  $220.54 (including GST and booking fee)  $255.19 (including GST and booking fee)
     Trainee  $174.34 (including GST and booking fee)  $208.99 (including GST and booking fee)


     Time  Speakers  Session title
     8.00  Registration open
     8.30  Helen Enright  Introduction and welcome
     8.35  Anthea Rhodes  RCH National Child Health Poll - what are families telling us?
     9.20  Margie Danchin  Immunisation – what’s new and what changes to the schedule do I need to know about now?
     10.05  Scott Parsons  How to make your practice paediatric centric
     10.25  Morning tea
     10.45  Joanne Harrison  Cough and wheeze in children – an update on paediatric respiratory illness
     11.30  Joanne Smart  Common paediatric allergy problems and their management in general practice
     12.15  Zoe McCallum  Childhood obesity and nutrition
     1.30 Frank Oberklaid
    Susan Sawyer
    Lena Sanci
    Scott Parsons
    Facilitator: Anthea Rhodes
     Child and adolescent mental health panel
     2.30 Parallel interactive workshops
    Room 1.053 Michelle Telfer  Workshop 1: How to engage with adolescents – the HEADSS psychosocial screening tool
    Room 1.036 Helen Enright
    Amy Gray
     Workshop 2: How to approach challenging conversations with parents
    Room 1.046 Clara Low-Decarie
    Suzi Riess
     Workshop 3: How to respond to child abuse and family violence
    Vernon Collins Scott Parsons
    Christos Symeonides
     Workshop 4: How to manage behavioural issues in children

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