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.

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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
  • up to 18 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.

 

Associate Professor Robyn Littlewood has been a paediatric clinical dietitian for over 20 years and is currently Chief Executive Officer for the first Health Promotion agency in Queensland – Health and Wellbeing Queensland.  A/Professor Littlewood was previously, Director Health Services Research and Conjoint Associate Professor of Nutrition, The University of Queensland. She also held the Director of Dietetics position at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital Queensland for over 10 years. A/Professor Littlewood is a Fellow, Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) and was a previous Board Member for the DAA.  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. A/Professor Littlewood is also the Director of Child Health in Life and Disease Dietetics (ChildD) and runs a small private clinic in Brisbane.

Kathy Beck is an Accredited Practising Dietitian working in both public and private sectors in Queensland and is the recognised paediatric allergy dietitian in Queensland regularly providing lectures in paediatric food allergy to dietetic students, dietitians, general practitioners and paediatricians. Kathy’s passion is supporting families with infants and children living with food allergy to have a better quality of life when attempting to avoid allergens and adequately substitute to achieve a nutritionally adequate intake. Kathy is the Chair of the Dietitian Committee 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.

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).

Julia Fox has been a clinical paediatric dietitian for over 15 years and is currently the Clinical Leader of Dietetic Services at a tertiary hospital in Queensland.  Julia is a recognised leader in the dietetic management of children on parenteral nutrition (PN) and of children with complex gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel disease and liver failure, and has presented at national and international scientific meetings on these areas.  Julia has utilised her skills to advocate for and achieve formal improvements in service delivery, particularly in the area of PN. Julia is on council for Australasian Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (AuSPEN) and recently established and chairs the Paediatric Committee for AuSPEN.

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Catherine Bonifant has been a clinical paediatric dietitian for 20 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 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 is an Accredited Practising Dietitian.

Ayala Rogany has been a clinical paediatric dietitian since 2006 and is currently a  clinical educator dietitian in a major tertiary children’s hospital in Brisbane. 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. Ayala has experience in a number of paediatric clinical areas including oncology, palliative care, paediatric intensive care, general outpatients, rehabilitation, acute baby ward, and nutrition support. In addition to clinical work, Ayala also has experience in statewide project work and service redesign.

Cost 

Early Bird registration – available until 17 February 2020

DAA member                    $699.00 per course

Non-member                    $999.00 per course

Standard registration – closes 30 February 2020

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

Register NOW – Paediatric Nutrition for Life

Register NOW – Paediatric Nutrition for Disease

Register NOW – Advanced Paediatric Nutrition Areas

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