Paediatrics

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Face-to-Face Courses

National Paediatric Dietetic Training – Paediatric Nutrition for Life

Brisbane, 9 – 10 March 2020     

This intermediate level course provides an introduction to paediatric dietetics and gives participants a working knowledge and experience of evidence based practice in the areas of growth, nutrition assessment, infant feeding and common childhood issues such as obesity and faltering growth.

Audience: Dietitians with no or limited paediatric experience and student dietitians.

Registrations opening soon – join wait list today!

National Paediatric Dietetic Training – Paediatric Nutrition for Disease

Brisbane, 11 – 12 March 2020    

This intermediate level course offers a very comprehensive and practical course for dietitians looking to extend their existing knowledge of paediatric dietetics in the areas of complex food allergy, gastrointestinal diseases and eating disorders.

Audience: Dietitians with paediatric dietetic experience or Dietitians with limited /no paediatric experience who have completed Paediatric Nutrition for Life.

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National Paediatric Dietetic Training – Introduction to Advanced Paediatric Nutrition Areas

Brisbane, 13 – 14 March 2020    

This advanced level course offers an opportunity to update and enhance knowledge base in specialty paediatric areas such as the ketogenic diet, metabolic medicine, parenteral nutrition, and advanced gastroenterology and hepatology.

Audience: Dietitians with 5+ years experience in paediatric nutrition or Dietitians with have limited /no paediatric experience who have completed Paediatric Nutrition for Life and Paediatric Nutrition for Disease.

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Course Information

There are three independent, progressive modules each building from the complexity of the previous. Each module is 2 days. Participants may take a single module or progress through all three.

Outcomes:

  • An understanding of basic paediatric nutrition management from Paediatric Nutrition for Life
  • Comprehensive knowledge of paediatric nutrition management for various disease states from Paediatric Nutrition for Disease and Introduction to Advanced Paediatric Nutrition Areas
  • Recommendations, guidelines and evidence based literature to add to your toolkit
  • Network of dietitians working in the field of paediatrics
  • 20 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per module. APDs can enter this under ‘Professional Education’ when course content aligns with APD learning goals (and remember to tick the ‘Professional Competence’ box in your CPD entry as well if the course has developed your skills, knowledge and expertise related to your area of practice – and that’s our goal!)
  • A Certificate of Attendance, or Professional Certificate for Dietitians attending Paediatric Nutrition for Disease and Introduction to Advanced Paediatric Nutrition Areas. In order to attain the relevant certificate, participants need to complete both the pre and post course work and online assessments, in addition to attending the full schedule for the module. Assessments are in the form of multiple-choice quizzes.
  • Other Health Professionals – please contact your relevant association to determine if this course meets your professional development recognition requirements.

Course Endorsement

This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.

This workshop is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 20 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.

Robyn Littlewood

Associate Professor Robyn Littlewood has been a paediatric clinical dietitian for over 20 years and currently holds the Director Health Services Research and Conjoint Associate Professor of Nutrition position for the University of Queensland. She previously held Director of Dietetics position at a large tertiary hospital in Queensland for over 10 years. Robyn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian as well as a Board Member for the professional association, Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA). Robyn is also the Co-Chair, Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network and Chair, Queensland Paediatric Obesity Sub Network. Robyn has completed both a Masters of Medical Science and PhD in the area of paediatric nutrition, Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership, and is currently completing an MBA.

Robyn continues to maintain a clinical position in the area of tertiary paediatric obesity and leads the Paediatric Obesity clinical and research agenda.

Robyn is also the Director of Child Health in Life and Disease Dietetics (ChildD) and runs a small private clinic in Brisbane.

Kathy Beck

Kathy Beck has almost 35 years working as a registered nurse and a dietitian in clinical dietetics, across all types of home and hospital settings, both in Australia and the UK. Kathy is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and in the last 9 years has specialised in paediatric clinical dietetics across a diverse range of specialty areas but specifically within paediatric food allergy. Kathy was the lead senior dietitian for the Queensland Paediatric Allergy and Immunology Service (QPIAS) at the Royal Children’s Hospital and has continued in this role at a large tertiary hospital in Queensland. She is the recognised paediatric allergy dietitian across Queensland and lectures in the area of paediatric food allergy to dietetic students.

Kathy commenced a PhD recently researching food allergy in infants and children with eczema. Her passion is supporting families with infants and children living with food allergy to have a better quality of life when attempting to avoid allergens.

Kathy is Deputy Chair of the Dietitian Subcommittee of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunologists and Allergists (ASCIA) which aims to provide up-to-date educational resources for dietitians and families living with food allergy.  Kathy is a member of the Education and Training working group of the National Allergy Strategy, which aims to improve the quality of life for Australian’s living with food allergy.

Kathy, as part of her commitment to supporting children in her work with ChildD, has developed the paediatric dietetic training course together with Robyn and the team.

Kim Hurst

Dr Kim Hurst is a Senior Psychologist and Clinical Lead of the Robina Private Hospital Eating Disorders Service. She has been specialising in the treatment of eating disorders for over thirteen years and has worked across a range of treatment settings including psychiatric and medical inpatient units and outpatient services. Dr Hurst has a solid record of presenting at several local, national and international eating disorder conferences and has several published works within the field. Dr Hurst is currently the president of the Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED).

Catherine Bonifant

photo_catherine-bonifantCatherine Bonifant has been a clinical paediatric dietitian for over 15 years, and in addition to private consultant work, is currently the Clinical Leader of Dietetic Services for Medical services at a large tertiary hospital in Queensland. Catherine is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and an active member of the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Catherine is a recognised leader in the clinical dietetic management of inborn errors of metabolism, and the nutritional management of respiratory disorders, including cystic fibrosis, and has presented at national and international scientific meetings on these areas. Additionally, Catherine has authored book chapters, journal articles and conference abstracts on these topics. Catherine also has a special interest in infant nutrition.

Catherine worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane as a clinical paediatric dietitian for more than 13 years, gaining advanced skills in the nutritional management of a diverse range of paediatric clinical conditions. Catherine also managed her own paediatric private practice based at the Mater Specialist Centre, specialising in infant nutrition.

Catherine has also worked as a consultant dietitian with elite athletes at the Queensland Academy of Sport and with high level sporting teams such as the Brisbane Broncos and the Queensland Reds and has also consulted in the community nutrition setting at Nutrition Australia, managing the Queensland Child Care Advisory Service, and with not for profit organisation Save the Children Fund.

Catherine, as part of her commitment to supporting children in her work with ChildD, has developed the paediatric dietetic training course together with Robyn and the team.

Ayala Rogany

Ayala Rogany has been a clinical paediatric dietitian for over 12 years, and is currently the Clinical Leader of Paediatric Obesity services in Queensland. Ayala is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, and throughout her professional career has provided upskilling, mentoring and education for student and new graduate dietitians, including university lectures to a number of dietetics courses within South East Queensland in the areas of paediatric nutrition and leadership.

Ayala is currently working at a major tertiary children’s hospital and has experience in a number of paediatric clinical areas including oncology, palliative care, paediatric intensive care, general outpatients, rehabilitation and more recently on an inpatient acute baby ward. In addition to clinical work, Ayala also provides statewide leadership in the area of Paediatric Obesity and other statewide projects include Home Enteral Nutrition and electronic medical records.

Cost 

Early Bird registration –

DAA member                    $699.00 per course

Non-member                    $999.00 per course

Standard registration –

DAA member                    $960.00 per course

Non-member                    $1,200.00 per course

*Dietitians NZ members are eligible to receive the DAA members rates. Contact the Centre for Advanced Learning via learningcentre@daa.asn.au to obtain the coupon code to complete the discounted registration.

Registration

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DAA members need to logged in to access the discount rate, Dietitians NZ members use a coupon code to access their discount.

Questions?

Contact the Centre for Advanced Learning via learningcentre@daa.asn.au  or 02 6189 1236