Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Sessions dates

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

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

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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.

GPs may attract 40 Category 1 points, accredited as an active learning module through the RACGP QI&CPD Program (2017-2019 Triennium) and 30 Category 1 points through ACRRM. Conditions apply. Medicare rebates are also available for GP case presentations.

GPs may attract Category 1 CPD points for GPs, 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

What our GPs have to say

“Participating in ECHO® is like having a friendly weekly check-in with an expert panel to round out your complex consultations. The value to my patients in providing a well-rounded opinion to them after presenting their child’s complex presentation to the ECHO® panel is amazing. It has opened up my mind to the possibilities of multidisciplinary case conferences where I previously thought them an impossible dream for general practice.”
Dr Aaron Chambers MBBS BSc DCH FRACGP, Grow Medical
“It has been wonderful to get actual multidisciplinary teaching on this very common condition! One of the things that has really struck me is the amount allied health can really contribute to the management of ADHD. This includes not just dietitians, OTs and psychologists but also social workers and school guidance counsellors. Not only have I learnt a lot about ADHD, I have also learnt so much about holistic patient care.”
Dr Melita Cullen MBBS BSc(Hons) RACGP DCH, Majellan Medical Centre