2021 Paediatric Society Queensland Conference
& Annual General Meeting
 
October 15th & 16th, 2021

2021 Conference Program

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Meet our amazing 2021 Speakers

Join us at #PSQ2021 to learn from our amazing line up of expert speakers:

Associate Professor Stephen Stathis

Medical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Children’s Health Queensland

Keynote: Adolescents at Risk

Associate Professor Stephen Stathis obtained a dual fellowship in paediatrics and psychiatry, with certificates in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Stephen is currently the Medical Director of Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Children’s Health Queensland.  He also acts as the Clinical Advisor to Queensland Health for child and youth mental health. Stephen has extensive experience working among vulnerable and marginalised young people within the community. His clinical interests include ‘bridging the gap’ between paediatrics and psychiatry, and mental health policy and strategic planning.

Dr Brendan McGuire

Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Forensic Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Children’s Health Queensland

Our Kids are not OK panel: Youth justice in Queensland from a clinical perspective

Dr Brendan McGuire is a staff psychiatrist with the Forensic Child and Youth Mental Health service for Children's Health Queensland. This service assists young people who are involved with or are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. This occurs via an integrated service model across community youth justice centres and includes in-reach to youth detention centres. Dr McGuire is a Forensic psychiatry "fellow in training". 

Dr Rachel Taylor

Title

Our Kids are not OK panel:

TBA

Jaime O'Donovan

Advanced Social Worker

Our Kids are not OK panel: Supporting vulnerable adolescents- strategies and supports available

Jaime O'Donovan has significant experience within the paediatric realm including working within the child protection system and as a Senior Social Worker at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Jaime has a strong interest engaging with the adolescent population and promoting optimal health outcomes for this cohort of patients.  Jaime has recently completed a project at TPCH that was focusing on developing a model of care for at risk and vulnerable adolescents who present to Emergency Departments.

Meet our amazing 2021 Speakers

Join us at #PSQ2021 to learn from our amazing line up of expert speakers:

Associate Professor Stephen Stathis

Medical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Children’s Health Queensland

Keynote: Adolescents at Risk

Associate Professor Stephen Stathis obtained a dual fellowship in paediatrics and psychiatry, with certificates in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Stephen is currently the Medical Director of Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Children’s Health Queensland.  He also acts as the Clinical Advisor to Queensland Health for child and youth mental health. Stephen has extensive experience working among vulnerable and marginalised young people within the community. His clinical interests include ‘bridging the gap’ between paediatrics and psychiatry, and mental health policy and strategic planning.

Dr Brendan McGuire

Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Forensic Child and Youth Mental Health Service, Children’s Health Queensland

Our Kids are not OK panel: Youth justice in Queensland from a clinical perspective

Dr Brendan McGuire is a staff psychiatrist with the Forensic Child and Youth Mental Health service for Children's Health Queensland. This service assists young people who are involved with or are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. This occurs via an integrated service model across community youth justice centres and includes in-reach to youth detention centres. Dr McGuire is a Forensic psychiatry "fellow in training". 

Dr Rachel Taylor

Paediatric Psychiatrist- Maroochydore Child and Youth Mental Health Service

Our Kids are not OK panel: Trauma and its effects on mental health

TBA

Jaime O'Donovan

Advanced Social Worker

Our Kids are not OK panel: Supporting vulnerable adolescents- strategies and supports available

Jaime O'Donovan has significant experience within the paediatric realm including working within the child protection system and as a Senior Social Worker at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Jaime has a strong interest engaging with the adolescent population and promoting optimal health outcomes for this cohort of patients.  Jaime has recently completed a project at TPCH that was focusing on developing a model of care for at risk and vulnerable adolescents who present to Emergency Departments.

Professor James Scott

Child and Youth Psychiatrist- Metro North; Head of the Mental Health Program- Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Our Kids are not OK panel: Bullying and cyberbullying- The role of the Paediatrician

TBA

Dr Hsien-Jin Teoh

Team Leader- Psychology- Redcliffe Hospital 

Communication with Adolescents Workshop

Dr Hsien-Jin Teoh is a Clinical Psychologist who is Team Leader (Psychology) at Redcliffe Hospital.  He has practiced in the area of paediatric psychology since 1991 and has recently developed, and published, Paediatric Allied Health Models of Care to help reduce out-patient waiting lists in two hospitals.  Dr Teoh has headed several university departments, and published more than 100 papers, books, book chapters and technical reports.

Associate Professor Simon Denny

Paediatrician and Adolescent and Young Adult Physician- Mater Hospital

Adolescent Health

A/Prof Denny is a Paediatrician and Adolescent and Young Adult Physician who is widely published internationally in the field of adolescent  health and wellbeing. A/Prof Denny has worked with adolescents and young adults for over 15 years and has expertise in wide range of health conditions affecting adolescents and young adults, including chronic pain, gender and identity issues, drug and alcohol and mental health.

Dr Tom Hurley

Paediatrician- Nambour Hospital

Transition of care- Diabetes in adolescents

TBA

Professor Rebecca Kimble

Clinical Lead- Queensland Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology Services

A snapshot of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecological Medical and Surgical Conditions and their management

Professor Rebecca Kimble has set up the Queensland Statewide PAG Services over the last 20 years, with patients referred from all over Queensland and Northern NSW, and training provided to RANZCOG trainees and specialists from various hospitals to build PAG capability in Queensland. She is a tertiary Obstetrician and Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecologist working at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Queensland Children’s Hospital. She is Medical Lead Quality Improvement for Queensland Health driving quality systems such as Queensland Clinical Guidelines.

Dr Michelle Lipke

Paediatric Metabolic Physician

Specialty updates: Metabolic medicine

TBA

Dr Chris Richmond

Clinical Geneticist- Genetic Health Queensland; General Paediatrician- Leading Steps Paediatrics

Specialty updates: Genomics for the General Paediatrician

Dr Chris Richmond is a clinical geneticist and paediatrician working in Brisbane at Genetic Health QLD, and privately from the Gold Coast. Chris completed training as a general paediatrician in Brisbane before undertaking a specialist fellowship in clinical genetics at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services, Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) and Genetic Health QLD. Chris has clinical and laboratory experience in molecular genetics and genomics. He is a lecturer at Griffith University and has published in areas of rare paediatric disorders, neurodevelopmental genetics, skeletal dysplasia and heritable cardiomyopathy.

Associate Professor Julia Clark

Director of Infectious Diseases, Childrens Health Queensland

Specialty updates: COVID and children

Associate Professor Julia Clark is a Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist at Queensland Children’s hospital, Childrens Health Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and is Director of Infectious Disease, Immunology/Allergy and Rheumatology.  As an experienced full time clinician with a strong commitment to clinical research she provides specialist support for infections in immuncompromised children and leads on infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, antibiotic related guideline and policy development and implementation.

Dr Kerri-Lyn Webb

Developmental paediatrician- Child Development Service; Chair of the Queensland Child & Youth Clinical Network

Connecting & Collaborating for Improvement: The Queensland Child & Youth Clinical Network

Dr Kerri-Lyn Webb is the Chair of the Queensland Child & Youth Clinical Network (Clinical Excellence Queensland) and a Developmental Paediatrician, working clinically with children, young people and their families over the last 30 years promoting holistic family centred diagnostic understanding.  Dr Webb is the Medical Co-Lead for the Queensland Paediatric Critical Care Pathway project, the Chair of Queensland Paediatric Sepsis Project Executive Committee, and sits on the Queensland Clinical Networks Executive.  She has a Masters in Evaluation (University of Melbourne) and Graduate Diploma in Public Health (University of Queensland).

Dr Christian Stocker

Director of Paediatric Intensive Care- Queensland Children's Hospital

Intensive Care Collaboration

TBA

Dr Debbie Shellshear

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist

Paediatric Emergency Improvement Collaborative Guidelines

TBA

Professor Helen Liley

Neonatologist- Mater Mothers' Hospital

Neonatal update: Neonatal Hypoglycaemia

Professor Helen Liley is a neonatologist at Mater Mothers’ Hospital and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She is a member of the Australian Resuscitation Council and the Neonatal Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (vice-chair since January 2021). She is an author of Australian and Queensland evidence-based guidelines on various topics including neonatal hypoglycaemia , over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and several book chapters. 

Dr Jasneek Chawla

Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Specialist- Queensland Children's Hospital

Neonatal update: Oximetry in Chronic Neonatal Lung disease

Dr Jasneek Chawla is a Paediatric Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Specialist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane and Senior Lecturer with the Children’s Hospital Queensland-Clinical Unit, University of Queensland.  Dr Chawla is actively involved in clinical research and was awarded a Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowship for 2020, towards her PhD work. Her areas of interest include sleep in children with disability and the development of additional measurement tools for respiratory and sleep evaluation in infants and children. She recently led the development of the State-wide guidelines for Chronic Neonatal Lung Disease and Supplemental Oxygen Therapy. Dr Chawla is deputy chair of the Australian Sleep Association conference committee, a member of the GP Education Sub-Committee, NATA Sleep Disorders Services Accreditation Advisory Committee and the ASA Paediatric Council

Dr Rowena Lalji

Paediatric Nephrologist- Queensland Children's Hospital; PhD candidate- Centre for Kidney Research

All things new and exciting in the world of kidneys…     

Dr Rowena Lalji is paediatric nephrologist and PhD candidate at the Centre for Kidney Research based in Brisbane, Australia. She completed her basic paediatric and early nephrology career in Brisbane before moving to London in 2016 to complete her specialist training at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Rowena was admitted as a Fellow of the RACP in Paediatric Nephrology in 2018 and spent six months working at Starship Children’s Hospital in NZ before returning home to work at Queensland Children’s Hospital in early 2019. Her PhD focuses on the impact of social disparity on access to care and overall health outcomes of children with chronic kidney disease.

Dr Spencer Kajevu

Paediatric Gastroenterologist- Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Specialty update: Gastroenterology

TBA