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2022 Paediatric Masterclass for General Practice - Abdominal Pain & Functional Somatic Symptoms
Session 2/4 of the Paediatrics Masterclass series delivered in partnership with the Queensland Children's Hospital.

10-15% of children have functional abdominal pain at some point. Similarly, Functional Somatic symptoms are common in children with psychological distress. These groups can be challenging to assess and manage, particularly in striking a balance between investigation for tissue damaging contributors to symptoms and making a diagnosis of a functional disorder to facilitate treatment. This interactive session brings an expert panel together to help you optimise your approach.

This content is approved for 3 CPD points for the 2020-2022 triennium.

Oct 25, 2022 07:00 PM in Brisbane

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Professor Nikhil Thapar
Director of Gastroenterology @Queensland Children's Hospital
Professor Nikhil Thapar is Director of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplant at Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, leading a specialist clinical service for children with gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders. He has published widely and is co-editor of the textbook of Paediatric Neurogastroenterology and Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He chairs the Paediatric Faculty of the Gastroenterology Society of Australia and Neurogastroenterology and Motility working group of the Asia Pan-Pacific Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.
Dr Mark Alcock
Director, Persistent Pain Service @Queensland Children's Hospital
Dr Mark Alcock is an anaesthetist and pain medicine physician and the inaugural clinical lead of the Queensland Interdisciplinary Paediatric Persistent Pain Service at Children’s Health Queensland. He has previously worked at RCH Melbourne and throughout Victoria and Tasmania.
Dr Anita Cohn
Paediatrician @Queensland Children's Hospital
Dr Anita Cohn is a General Paediatrician at Queensland Children's Hospital. She has also previously worked in private practice. Along with her day-to-day clinical work with inpatients and outpatients, she has also consulted on a number of QLD health projects and sits on the Functional Somatic Symptoms working group at QCH. She is also an SMO within the Hospital in the Home Service. Anita is also the Director for the Central West Paediatric Service, providing outreach clinical for those in the Central West HHS.
Dr Aaron Chambers
GP Liaison Officer @Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Dr Aaron Chambers has worked in general practice since 2006. He is passionate about family practice, including paediatrics and obstetric care. Dr Chambers is the GP Liaison Officer for Children's Health Queensland, based at Queensland Children's Hospital. In private practice, he consults regularly, and is a healthcare system innovator. Dr Chambers founded Growlife Medical Group, and is a co-founder of Allergy First, Cub Care Paediatric Urgent Care and Telehealth Platform GPConsults.