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 The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Education Service is informed by evaluation, emerging trends and new technology, with a whole of workforce perspective. Specialised programs ensure staff are highly qualified in service delivery and patient care.

Working in collaboration with key educational providers, including the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI), universities, professional colleges and other educational agencies, the Network hosts and delivers key programs of paediatric and inter-professional focus.

Education and training opportunities from some of our ongoing providers can be viewed in the left-hand menu.

Other upcoming events and training programs are below:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Training Day

The FASD Training Day will be run by the CICADA Centre NSW FASD clinical team to empower GPs, paediatricians, psychiatrists, allied and mental health professionals to develop knowledge and skills in FASD.

Topics:

  • Understanding the new Australian FASD diagnostic guidelines
  • Incorporating the guidelines in clinical practice
  • Developing intervention and support plans for people with FASD

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Date: Tuesday 8 August
Venue: Lorimer Dodds Lecture Theatre, The Children's Hospital at Westmead (level 4)

Full Registration closes 30 July and Early bird before 30 June.
For more information contact Jennifer Hort on 9845 2446 or Email: SCHN-CICADA@health.nsw.gov.au

FASD Training Day flyer and registration 

28th Annual Susan Ryan Neonatal Seminar

The Vulnerable Brain in the Neonatal Unit: A Developmental Journey

We are privileged to have Dr Joy Browne from the NIDCAP Training Centre in Colorado, USA as a key presenter who will provide a challenging perspective on sounds in the NICU and the important role of the mother’s voice.

Topics range from protecting the developing neonatal brain during surgery to the stresses experienced by staff and families on the NICU.

When

  • Friday 4 August

Where

  • Rydges Hotel Parramatta

Cost

  • Standard registration $200.00
  • Early bird $150.00 if registered by Friday, June 30
  • This event has a No Refund policy

Like to register?

Program

0815

Welcome – Opening Address

TBC

The Brain

0830

The Vulnerable Brain

Himanshu Popat

Staff Specialist - Neonatologist

0900

Challenges for Protecting the Neonatal Brain During Surgery

Justin Skowno

Senior Staff Specialist in Paediatric Anaesthesia | Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney

0930

Hypoglycaemia and the Brain: A Case Study

Alyssa Fraser

Clinical Nurse Educator

1000 – 1030

Morning tea

Sounds in the NICU

1030

Rhythms in the Nursery: It Starts with Listening to Mum

Joy Browne

Director Colorado NIDCAP Training Centre, USA

1100

Music as Therapy for Infants

Roxanne McLeod

Music Therapist - CHW

1130

The Impact of Environmental Sounds in the

NICU and SCN

TBC

1200 – 1300

Lunch

Stress

1300

BWS + Stress = Statistics

Claire Galea

Mother to Nicola

1320

Identifying Infant Stress: A Powerful Skill for

Nurses

Kristen James Nunez

Nurse Practitioner – GCNC

1340

Burnout and Traumatic Stress in NICU nurses

Peter Barr

Consultant Neonatologist

1410

Panel – Reducing Stress

Facilitator: Kaye Spence Panel: Joy Browne, Claire Galea,

Peter Barr, Kristen James Nunez, Holly Murphy

1430 – 1500

Afternoon Tea

Support

1500

Support for infants during procedures

Nicola Whipp

Registered Nurse – NIDCAP Trainee GCNC

1530

Parents perceptions of needs and support

Priya Govindaswamy

Clinical Nurse Educator – GCNC

1600

Leading a healthy brain – staff support

Angela Casey

Nurse Manager – GCNC

1630

Closing address

1645

Finish

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Paediatric allergy workshop for nurses

This workshop will explain the basics of allergy and explore the latest research and treatments. The workshop is designed for nurses working in a range of clinical settings.

  • When: Wednesday 2 August 2017
  • Where: The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Lorimer Dods Lecture Theatre, Level 4.
  • Cost: $20 as donation to the Research Fund of the Department of Allergy and Immunology.

8.30-9.00

 Registration

Session One Chair: Kathryn Mulligan

9.00-9.15

Welcome

Kathryn Mulligan

9.15-9.45

Allergy 101

Briony Tyquin

9.45-10.15

Asthma Update

Tracey Marshall

10.15-10.45

Eczema Update

Danyi Dai

10.45-11.15

 Morning Tea

Session Two Chair: Kathryn Mulligan

11.15–11.45

Research Update

Carolina Valerio/Merilyn Macarthur

11.45-12.15

Allergy vs. intolerance

Wendy Birks

12.15-1.15

Infant feeding guidelines

Prof Dianne Campbell

1.15–1.55

Lunch

Session Three Chair: Kathryn Mulligan

1.55-2.20

Immunotherapy

Rebecca Sertori

2.20–2.45

Immunisation Reactions

Karen Orr

2.45–3.20

Anaphylaxis Management in a primary health setting & the community

Margot Treloar/Kylie Hollinshead/Kath Mulligan

3.20–4pm

Case study/Panel Discussion

Interested in coming along?

Register now.

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Paediatric Postgraduate Weekend for General Practitioners

Course description

The Paediatric Postgraduate Weekend for General Practitioners is a two–day course for general practitioners. It is held on an annual basis with GPs attending from all over NSW. The course consists of a program with a wide variety of topics to update knowledge and skills in paediatrics for the general practitioner. The focus is to highlight current advances in research and practice and to cover changes in the management of paediatric problems.
The conference has been designed for maximum participation and interaction with participants. There is an emphasis on small group practical and case study sessions. Presentations provide a wide coverage of topics and opportunities for participants
to ask questions.

When

  • Saturday 5 August 2017 8.30am – 5pm
  • Sunday 6 August 2017 9.00am – 3pm

Where

  • Lorimer Dods Lecture Theatre, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Cost

  • $297.00 if paid before 14 July 2017
  • $350.00 if paid after 14 July 2017
  • 1 day registration is available for $190.
  • Includes GST, conference notes, morning and afternoon teas and lunches.

Cancellation and refunds

  • Cancellations made prior to 24/07/17 will be charged $95.
  • Cancellations made on or before 28/07/17 will be charged a cancellation fee of $132.00.
    No refunds will be issued after 28/07/17.
  • Application for a refund must be made in writing and sent with the original receipt for conference payment.

Parking

  • Limited parking is available in the visitors’ car park.

Registration and program information

Grand Rounds at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

NSW Health employees outside the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network can access Grand Rounds online. Network staff should access via the intranet.