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: Adolescent mental health- Adjusting to a new paradigm

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

Medical Director Partnerships and Specialised Services, Sunshine Coast. Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Sunshine Coast CYMHS

Our Kids are not OK panel: Working with Trauma

Dr Rachel Taylor is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working on the Sunshine Coast in CYMHS, where she looks after young people with severe and complex mental health difficulties. Within the CYMHS service, Rachel oversees subspeciality programmes, including AMYOS (assertive mobile youth outreach), infant mental health, eating disorders, EdLinQ and early psychosis. More recently she has been fortunate to step into a Medical Director role, which allows access for greater advocacy for the mental health needs of young people and their families, and for developing partnerships with key stakeholders such as Paediatrics, Education Queensland and the Department of Child Safety. Rachel is also pursuing a Masters of Sleep Medicine, and keen to translate some of my learning towards research in the future.

Katie Lindeberg

Emergency Department Integrated Care Coordinator – Advanced Social Worker

Our Kids are not OK panel: Responding to Vulnerable Adolescents – trauma informed strategies and pathways

With over 16 years-experience in clinical social work, Katie Lindeberg is the Emergency Department Integrated Care Coordinator (Advanced Social Worker), a pilot 12-month project at Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH). Katie’s role has a targeted focus on supporting non-acute, psychosocially complex young people (aged 12-18) presenting to QCH Emergency in crisis. Katie’s work in designing and implementing a model of care aims to enhance critical community health pathways and secondary supports for vulnerable adolescents and their families with a view of reducing demand on the ED, reducing length of stay and non-acute presentations and/or social admissions.

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

Professor James Scott leads the Child and Youth Research Group at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. He also practices clinically as a Child and Youth Psychiatrist with the Metro North Mental Health Service, where he is the Director of the Early Psychosis Service. Professor Scott is the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship (2016-2020), awarded for his research into prevention and intervention strategies to improve the mental health of adolescents.

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.

Saskia Hennes

Psychologist- Redcliffe Hospital 

Communication with Adolescents Workshop

TBA

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

Dr Michelle Lipke is a full time Metabolic Consultant at the Queensland Children’s Hospital.  She has 10 years’ experience in Metabolic Medicine having worked as part of all the major metabolic centres in Australia.  Her research interests include approaches to help optimise health outcomes for long-term metabolic patients.

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 Clare Thomas

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

TBA

Dr Rachael Beswick

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

TBA

Dr Christian Stocker

Director of Paediatric Intensive Care- Queensland Children's Hospital

Intensive Care Collaboration

Dr Christian Stocker was appointed Medical Director of CHQ PICU in early 2017 with his area of expertise and research having been the care for children after heart surgery and extracorporeal life support treatment, including their long-term functional health outcomes. His department’s statewide leadership role as the single level 6 paediatric intensive care facility, the rapidly changing paediatric critical care landscape in Queensland, and its persistent excess infant and early childhood mortality made Christian quickly focus on teaming up with like minded from all disciplines and professions involved in acute paediatric medicine across the state to brainstorm how they can deliver better experiences and outcomes for critically unwell children, their families and staff looking after them.

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- Investigations in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Dr Spencer Kajevu is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist based on the Sunshine Coast , providing private Paediatric Consultations at Coastal Digestive Health , a multi-disciplinary practice providing gastroenterology and related Allied-Health services for Children and Adults. Spencer conducts paediatric endoscopy at Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and Buderim Private Hospital. He consults on children with a broad range of gastroenterological issues, including Feeding difficulties and Failure to thrive, Dietary intolerances, CMPI, Coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel disease. He also works part time at Sunshine Coast University Hospital in the role of General Paediatrician with special interest in Gastroenterology.