2023 Melbourne Children’s Clinical Paediatric Update (MCCPU) held at the Royal Children’s Hospital

More than 300 guests attended the Melbourne Children’s Clinical Paediatric Update (MCCPU) in May. Fifteen sessions were held on topics including the health consequences of vaping, dual disabilities, and funded exome sequencing. The update is intended to provide general paediatricians and trainees with up-to-date information on a range of issues affecting child and adolescent health.

The Ella Latham Theatre, pictured from the rear. Empty, light green chairs occupy the foreground, with the stage and projector screen in the background. The theatre is spacious, with a high ceiling.

The Ella Latham Theatre, where the Melbourne Children’s Clinical Paediatric Update was held.

The exome presentation shared a new website for paediatricians to support practice when ordering funded genomic tests for children with suspected genetic conditions. This website was developed in a research study led by Associate Professor Belinda McClaren from the Department of Paediatrics and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

The research, funded by the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance, investigated what might limit paediatricians' use of funded genomic tests and held co-design workshops to develop the website and an ‘ask-a-genetics-expert' phone and email service for paediatricians.

If you would like to join the mailing list to be updated on 2024's MCCPU, please email the MCCPU Organising Committee at mc-cpu@unimelb.edu.au.