Paediatrics for General Practice

This one day symposium will provide clinical updates and guidance supporting excellent practice on the important issues we face engaging with children and youth in general practice.

The Auckland Faculty of the RNZCGP, in conjunction with Auckland Regional Health Pathways and the Goodfellow Unit, is pleased to present the first Auckland Faculty Clinical symposium. This is a FREE event and registrations are limited. The event is worth 8.5 CME points. To ensure your attendance at this inaugural event please register now:


Acute Paediatrics - Respiritory (1.7MB)

Child Development (1.8MB)

Eczema (0.7MB)

Food Allergy (2.2MB)

Hot Topics (2.9MB)

Ortho Paediatric Cases (5.9MB)

Sexual Health Update (3.5MB)

Whakawhetu SUDI (1.1MB)


08.30 -08.40 Welcome

08.40 -10.00 Acute paediatrics

    • Recognising the acutely unwell child - Jocelyn Neutze
    • Acute Respiratory presentations - Adrian Trenholme
      and insights of the Healthy lungs study in chronic cough

10.00-10.30 Morning tea

10.30-11.30 Outpatients               

    • The ‘big’ problems – snoring and obesity - Richard Matsas
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
    • Practical Paediatrics education (Concurrent session) – Veronica McGill
      a session on managing paediatric conditions; asthma action plans, spacers, eczema management plans, constipation plans etc.

11.30 -12.30 General paediatrics

    • Abdominal pain - chronic, Constipation, Rashes, Eczema, Allergy – Raj Maikoo, Melanie Ang.
    • Developmental – What are the indications for developmental assessment? – Marguerite Dalton.

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 -15.00  Infant and families

    • Hot Topics: Infant and Child conundrums in general practice - Nikki Turner and Tony Dowell
    • Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy - David Tipene-Leach

15.00 -15.30pm Afternoon tea

15.30 -17.00 Youth health   

    • Making general practices youth friendly - Hamish Howie 
    • The Distressed Youth - Simon Denny
    • Youth STI’s, contraception, pregnancy  - Jeannie Oliphant                                                                    

17.00 Finish

Saturday 7th November 8.30am - 5pm
The University of Auckland
Tamaki Campus
261 Morrin Road
Glen Innes


Jocelyn Neutze
Paediatric Emergency Physician

Jocelyn is a Clinical Leader for Paediatrics in Emergency Care, KidzFirst, Middlemore Hospital.

Adrian Trenholme

Adrian is a Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Auckland.

Richard Matsas

Richard is a Clinical lead for the paediatric medical inpatient service, Kidz First, Middlemore Hospital and is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Roni Hamilton   
Nurse Educator & Paediatric Nurse

Roni is a paediatric Nurse Educator currently working in Kidz First Children’s Hospital.  She has worked in a variety of paediatric settings in Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia and back home in South Auckland.  She has a particular passion for patient and whanau experience, and growing nurses to provide quality paediatric care.

Raj Maikoo

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Melanie  Ang

Melanie is a general paediatrician working part time in Module 4, Manukau Superclinic (and mother to 3 young children). In addition to general paediatric clinics, she has a special interest in Food Allergy and is involved in triaging and grading referrals to our outpatient service.

Nikki Turner
Academic General Practitioner, The University of Auckland

Nikki's roles include Director of the Conectus Centre which is a University of Auckland collaboration of child health services including the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland. She works part time as a General Practitioner at the Pacific Health Medical Centre, Strathmore, Wellington.

Tony Dowell
Professor of Primary Health Care & General Practice

Tony Dowell is Professor of Primary Health Care and General Practice at the University of Otago in Wellington and a GP at Island Bay Medical Centre. He has worked in primary care in New Zealand, the UK and Central Africa. His research interests in child health include the assessment of the prevalence of common childhood illness in General Practice and the role of primary care teams in the management of these conditions. He has been involved with the Children’s Commission in the development of quality measures in child health.

David Tipene-Leach
General Practitioner

David is a medical practitioner with a history of general practice and public health medicine, academic teaching and research.

Hamish Howie
General Practitioner

Hamish is a GP Liaison with Centre for Youth Health and Whirinaki CAMHS at Counties Manukau Health. He also works sessions at Turuki Health Care at Mangere Town Centre. His main interests include primary mental health care particularly for youth.

Simon Denny
Paediatrician, Centre for Youth Health

Simon Denny is an Associate Professor and Paediatrician working at the Centre for Youth Health in South Auckland and University of Auckland.

Marguerite Dalton

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Jeannie Oliphant
Sexual health physician

Jeannie worked in general practice before retraining as a sexual health physician. She is currently working at Auckland Sexual Health Service in the adult sexual assault service and also at Centre for Youth Health with young people exploring gender issues..


  • This is a FREE event
  • FREE parking is Available on site

For any queries, please contact Selena Armstrong [email protected]

This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.

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