Melbourne Children's GP Paediatric Update

  • A paediatric update for general practitioners - Saturday 12 October, 2019

    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 specifically designed for GPs and trainees 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 and ACRRM CPD points (pending approval)
    • Increase your knowledge about common paediatric conditions 
    • 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.

      Registration and cost

      The GPPU will take place at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, on Saturday 12th October, 2019.  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  After 14 September 2019  
       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)
       Nursing and allied health professionals  $174.34 (including GST and booking fee)  $208.99 (including GST and booking fee)

      Refund policy: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before your event start date. If you need to discuss cancellation, please contact us at  Please note that the Eventbrite booking fee is non-refundable.


       Time  Session title  Speakers
       8.00am – 8.30am  Registration – Health Education Learning Precinct, Level 1 – tea and coffee 
       8.30am – 8.45am Welcome address  
       8.45am – 9.15am Recent updates in paediatric practice
       Dr Kate Harding
       9.15am – 9.45am Common orthopaedic problems in infants & preschoolers  Mr Brian Loh
       9.45am – 10.15am Tech time from tots to teens: Tips for managing digital media use in children    Dr Anthea Rhodes
       10.15am – 10.45am  Plagiocephaly   Dr Katherine Chen 
       10.45am – 11.15am Morning tea
       11.15am – 11.45am  Enuresis… 1st steps for GPs  Dr Susie Gibb
       11.45am – 12.45pm Panel case discussion: The Atopic Child: Eczema, Allergy, Anaphylaxis and Asthma  

      Allergist – Dr Sam Mehr  
      Respiratory physician – Dr Katherine Frayman 
      Eczema - Emma King  
      Community asthma program representative – Roslyn Scholz
      Facilitator: Melinda Morpeth

       12.45pm – 1.30pm
       1.30pm – 2.00pm Assessing language delay in children
       Dr Gehan Robert
       2.00pm – 2.30pm Fine-tuning behaviour management in young children
       Dr Rick Jarman
       2.30pm – 3.00pm Afternoon Tea
      3.00pm – 4.30pm
      Parallel Workshops
      “Girl stuff” - Gynaecology – Common referrals, disordered bleeding & contraception  

       Dr Sonia Grover 

       Dr Natalie Drever

      Managing the acutely unwell child  
       Dr Nadine Sharples 
       Dr Brendan Whiting

      Upper airway concerns: 

            - “Does this child have OSA?”

            - “Does this child need grommets” 

       Dr Kathy Rowe 
       Dr Libby Rose 
      Sorting the common from the uncommon in unsettled infants “What do I do with a fussy eater?”   Dr Valerie Sung 
       Dr Lisa Barrow 
       4.30pm – 4.45pm
      Closing Remarks 

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