Masterclass to update GPs on latest treatments in child health

21 October 2015

Childhood obesity, food allergies, coughs and constipation and other common child health conditions will be on the agenda at Children’s Health Queensland’s inaugural Paediatric Masterclass for General Practice at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital this Saturday.

More than 100 general practitioners (GPs) are expected to attend the event to hear the hospital’s specialists share the latest information, evidence-based treatments and practical tips for these common child and youth health conditions.

Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) GP Liaison and Masterclass convenor Dr Dana Newcomb said the one-day program offered a variety of paediatric health topics chosen for their relevance to general practice.

“As a GP myself, I understand the need for up-to-date and practical information,” Dr Newcomb said.

“CHQ is running this event to provide GPs across Queensland with child and youth health-specific information and practical skills they can apply in their local practices every day.

“GP training and knowledge sharing is an important part of CHQ’s commitment to supporting the delivery of high-quality and appropriate health care for every child and young person in Queensland, regardless of where they live,” Dr Newcomb said.

“The day’s presentations will cover the management of paediatric conditions commonly seen in general practice such as food allergies, childhood cough, obesity, urinary tract infections, ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders, and child protection issues.”
The Masterclass will consist of interactive lecture-style presentations and practical skills workshops.

The Paediatric Masterclass for General Practice has also been approved for continuing professional development points by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

The cost of the one-day Masterclass on 24 October is $170.50 (incl. GST). To register, go to www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/lcch-events

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