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West Moreton Paediatric Symposium - Tickets now available

October 24, 2019

A one-day intensive education symposium focusing on a general practice approach to paediatrics is coming to West Moreton on 30 November 2019.

The West Moreton Paediatric Symposium will feature a full line up of local paediatric specialists who will be cover specific topics such as acute paediatrics, developmental and behavioural paediatrics, paediatric polypharmacy and paediatric MBS billing.

Well-known Senior Paediatrician from Ipswich Hospital and guest speaker at the symposium, Dr Ian Shellshear, is encouraging GPs to come along for advice and tips to add to their skillset when treating young patients and supporting their families.

“Paediatric Behavioural and Developmental problems are a cause of anxiety to many General Practitioners as there is little training in this area,” says Dr Shellshear.

“These problems are increasing rapidly in our region, and this day is catered to help people feel more comfortable in managing the children and families who are affected,”

Paediatrician Dr Megan Yap is looking forward to discussing some of the challenges when it comes to paediatric care.

“GPs have a very important part to play when managing the health of our young patients. I am looking forward to talking about the role of different medications in various developmental conditions and issues that arise around the challenge of polypharmacy in this population of children,” says Dr Yap.

“Collaboration between GPs and paediatricians is vital to ensure the safety and optimum outcomes for the children and adolescents of our region and it is our hope that this symposium will help to facilitate that.”

The Paediatric Symposium will be held at the Brookwater Golf and Country Club from 8:00am on 30 November 2019.

Tickets are now on sale and are $35 per person.

Click here to register