Melbourne Children's General Practice Paediatric Update 2021

About: This online event [now past] will provide paediatric education for GPs on a range of issues at the forefront of paediatric health and wellbeing. It is run and coordinated by the Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne.

Intended audience:  General Practitioners

Date and time: Saturday 23rd October 2021, 8:45am - 1:30pm

CPD points: Category 2 QI&CPD points and ACRRM CPD points

More information and registration link: 

Mode of delivery: Online via Zoom

Refund eligibility: See refund and cancellation policy listed on the event page

Course administrator: Mimi Gemmell

Hopkins Symposium - RCH


The Hopkins symposium honours Dr Ian Hopkins, the first trained paediatric neurologist in Australia and founder of the symposium.  The symposium has been run annually since 1979. It is designed primarily for general paediatricians, and aims to cover practical topics in paediatric neurology.  

The 2022 Hopkins symposium will be on Wednesday 2nd March 2022. Due to visitor and group gathering restrictions, the symposium will again be virtual and live streamed with a shorter program than usual.  Please register for joining instructions.  There is no registration fee.

Intended audience: General Paediatricians

Total time:  3 hours

Cost:  Free

CPD points:  equivalent to 3 hours

Refund eligibility:  N/A

2022 Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium

About:  The Nursing Research and Clinical Innovation Symposium is a yearly event, first launched in 2014 in which nurses across the Melbourne Children’s campus can showcase research and innovation projects they have be involved in. Hosted on International Nurses Day we believe that this event is a celebration of nursing contribution to the campus. The event will be held virtually and any healthcare researcher, clinician or student are welcome to register. 

This year we are thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker is Dr Amanda Ullman presenting, Reducing IV access associated harm across paediatrics: An interdisciplinary program of research.

Amanda is the inaugural Professor and Chair in Paediatric Nursing, conjoint between the University of Queensland and Children's Health Queensland, and a 2021 Fulbright Future Scholar.

Intended audience:  All researchers, clinical roles & students

Date and time: Thursday May 12th, 2022 from 8:30am-4:00pm

Cost:  Free

CPD points:  Equivalent, up to 8 hours

More information and registration link: Register via the registration tab. More information can be found here: Nursing Research : Nursing Research and Clinical Innovations Symposium

Mode of delivery: Virtual via Zoom 

Refund eligibility: NA (free course)

Unit 1 Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics

The Department of Nutrition and Food Services at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne began a Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics in 1997. This highly regarded course is exclusively for qualified dietitians, with the course content targeted to meet the training needs and learning outcomes for Paediatric Dietitians. 

Unit 1 Topics

General Paediatrics:

  • Growth and nutritional assessment
  • Breastfeeding and introduction of solids
  • Infant formula - new developments and manipulations to meet altered requirements
  • Toddler nutrition and fussy eating
  • Workshops on growth and energy requirements from infancy through to adolescents

Specific Nutrition Problems:

  • Common childhood disorders requiring nutritional intervention such as growth faltering and iron deficiency
  • Management of common infant gastrointestinal disorders: constipation, colic, reflux and gastroenteritis.
  • Feeding difficulties including practical aspects of feeding children with a disability
  • Enteral feeding
  • Dietary management of allergy

Community Nutrition Topics:

  • Paediatric public health issues e.g. dental caries and childhood obesity

Intended audience: University entry criteria apply. Candidates must hold a graduate or post graduate qualification in Dietetics. Evidence of qualifications must be provided. Once you have completed registration please email evidence of qualifications to:

Date and time: Monday 5th September - Thursday 8th September 2022 (enrolment closes on 28th August 23:59hrs)

Cost: $950 + GST

More information:

Mode of delivery: Virtual, via zoom

Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use


VFPMS 2022: The medical evaluation of suspected child abuse

About: Child Abuse, Child Protection & Paediatric Forensic Medicine

Intended audience: Paediatric Trainees and Paediatricians (and small numbers of professionals from other disciplines)

Date and time: 24th to 26th August 2022

Cost: $600 + GST

CPD points: Certificate of Course Completion (if MCQ completed) or attendance (if MCQ not completed) for submission to College as proof of attendance at a Child Protection course

More information: VFPMS website at

Mode of delivery: Virtual ( via Zoom)

Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use.

Course administrator: Josette Vadala

Course administrator: Amy Barr, Josette Vadala

Melbourne Children's Clinical Paediatric Update


Intended audience:  General paediatricians, trainees, and other interested medical practitioners.

Date and time: Friday 27th May (9am-4pm) & Saturday 28th May 2022 (9am-12:30pm)

Cost:  See registration link below.

CPD points:  Up to 10.5 hours

More information and registration link:

STEP to Research 2022

About: STEP to Research is a one-day program designed to upskill all clinical staff interested in starting a research project, with a component focused on supporting Medical Advanced Trainees in their RACP College projects.

Intended audience: Medical Advanced Trainees; all clinical staff with an interest in research.

Date and time: Wed 27 July 2022, 9am-3pm

Cost: $90 + GST

Location: Vernon Collins Theatre at Royal Children's Hospital

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Refund eligibility: Eligible within a given time period as specified in section 8.2 of our Terms of Use


Course administrator: Lichin Lim

Providing Healthcare to Trans and Gender Diverse Young People in Primary Care - A Practical Workshop

About: The RCH Gender Service is holding a free practical training day for upskilling clinicians to provide holistic medical care for trans and gender diverse young people.

Intended audience: 

  • General Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Paediatricians
  • Psychiatrists

Opened by:

  • Todd Fernando – Commissioner for LGBTIQ+ Communities
  • Speakers include:
  • Specialist Clinicians from RCH Gender Service
  • General Practitioners with LGBTIQ+ Expertise
  • Transgender Young People
  • Transgender Victoria
  • Transcend Australia

Date and time: Friday July 29th 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Ella Latham Auditorium at the Royal Children’s Hospital

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face, online and recorded 

Contact: or 9345 9545


This is an all-inclusive event

Course administrator: Stormie de Groot, Tram Nguyen, Wesley Wong