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The Hopkins symposium honours Dr Ian Hopkins, the first trained paediatric neurologist in Australia and founder of the symposium. The symposium has been run annually since 1979. It is designed primarily for general paediatricians, and aims to cover practical topics in paediatric neurology.
The Hopkins symposium is held on the first Wednesday of March each year at the Royal Children's Hospital, usually from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The symposium will be virtual for 2021. Please register for joining instructions. There is no registration fee.
The 2021 Hopkins symposium was held on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. Due to restrictions in group gatherings, the symposium was virtual and live streamed with a shorter program than usual.
UPDATE: Official recordings are now available for viewing! See below. (Please note Grand Rounds recording is available on the separate Grand Rounds page which is hyperlinked and slides are available where the talk is not recorded.)
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12:30 – 13:30
Grand Rounds Lecture:
Complex Movement Disorders - the Genesis of Contemporary Care”
Complex Movement Disorders Team, RCH
Ms Alison Wray, Director of Neurosurgery
Dr Giuliana Antolovich, Clinical Stream Leader Physical Disability,
Neurodevelopment & Disability
Dr Eunice Chan, Neurologist
Dr Neil Wimalasundera, Clinical Director of
Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service
13:30 – 13:35
Hopkins Symposium - Welcome and introduction
Prof Monique Ryan, Director, Department of Neurology, RCH
13:35 - 13:55
Cerebral palsy that got weaker
Prof Richard Leventer, Neurologist, RCH
13:55 - 14:40
The child with funny movements - Case 1
Dr Trupti Jadhav, Neurologist, RCH
The child with funny movements - Case 2 (Slides available, not recorded)
Dr Gabriel Dabscheck, Neurologist, RCH
The child with funny movements - Case 3
Dr Eunice Chan, Neurologist, RCH
14:40 - 14:50
14:50 - 15:10
A practical approach to neonatal seizures
Dr Emma Macdonald-Laurs, Neurologist, RCH
15:10 - 15:35
Dr Ian Woodcock, Neurologist, RCH
Recording Part 1
Recording Part 2
2022 Hopkins symposium - save the date!
The 2022 Hopkins symposium will be held next year on Wednesday 2nd March 2022.
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