Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Each session consists of a short presentation by a panel member followed by 1 or 2 case discussions from participants.

These free sessions are held on a Thursday from 8am to 9am (Brisbane time).

2019 schedule

4 x 8-week series offered throughout the year

7 February – 28 March

2 May – 20 June 

18 July – 5 September 

10 October – 28 November 

For any other queries in relation to Project ECHO® Childhood Overweight and Obesity please email:

About this series

Childhood Obesity is a significant health, economic and social problem and 1 out of 4 Queensland children are overweight or obese.  It substantially increases the risk of developing both medical and psychological comorbidities and is considered a chronic disease in its own right. Effective weight management in childhood and adolescence is essential to minimise the risk of overweight and obesity persisting into adulthood.

We welcome interested participants to join us from diverse professional backgrounds including primary care, across Australia and internationally.

GPs may apply for Category 1 CPD points, accredited by RACGP/ACRRM. Conditions apply. Medicare rebates are also available for GP case presentations.

Quick links

Download the Childhood Obesity case template

Obesity curriculum

Setting up Zoom


What our participants have to say

“The session was fantastic – what a great format to provide support and professional guidance to such a large demographic area. I think this format of learning, sharing and support from the experts is great and should be adapted to other challenging clinical areas.”
Bernadette Sellwood, Senior Dietitian , Cairns Hospital