What: Named after the late Northern Territory paediatrician, Professor Alan Walker , the lectures discuss new and topical developments in Indigenous Child Health. They also outline child health priorities for the Northern Territory’s Indigenous population.
This lecture series is aimed at doctors, nurses and health workers currently working, or who have an interest in working in Indigenous child health. It’s designed to help achieve better Indigenous child health outcomes and deliver practical information that will benefit practitioners in their day-to-day roles.
About Professor Alan Walker
Alan Walker, AM, was a champion of medicine and the Northern Territory's first paediatrician. He cared for children in the Top End for 40 years.
Who: The following speakers will be appearing:
Dr Terry Donald
Child Protection Unit, Women's & Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Dr Donald has worked in the Child Protection Unit of the Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, for the past 23 years. Dr Donald works as a child protection/forensic paediatrician in the context of a medical/psychosocial team approach to the child's circumstances.
Prof Kim Mulholland
London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Menzies School of Health Research
Prof Mulholland is a paediatrician who has spent much of his career working in the developing world. He was involved in a range of Hib, pneumococcal, Dengue fever and HPV vaccine studies at the Menzies School of Health Research.
Dr Karen Walker
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences at Monash University
Dr Walker’s research interests include dietary intervention studies with emphasis on diets that reduce chronic low-grade inflammation of the immune system. Dr Walker will discuss determining iron status in children.
Dr Steve Guthridge
Director, Health Gains Planning Unit, Northern Territory Department of Health
Dr Guthridge carries out and oversights specialised analysis and reporting in health economics, epidemiology and demography to inform both policy development and service provision within the Northern Territory.
What will be discussed:
• Prevention, detection and treatment: child abuse and neglect
• Prevention of pneumococcal disease
• Indigenous and global child health priorities
• Examining the causes, prevention, diagnosis and management of high rates of anaemia among Indigenous children living in the NT
• Information on new treatment guidelines and child health program updates
When: 8.30am – 4.20pm, Fri August 24th & Sat 25th 2012
Where: Venue: Seminar Room, Menzies School of Health Research, RDH campus, Darwin
Cost: $150 for 1 day or $200 for 2 days
Register by: August 10th 2012 (attendance capped at 35 people). To apply
complete the Tax Invoice and Registration form attached or available here:
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