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UQPaeds - A Paediatric Medicine Interest Society


We are beyond proud to announce our new 2020 team and can't wait to see where everyone takes UQPaeds to next year!

President: Jack Hill-Rennie Secretary: Anika Constant Treasurer: Sherrie Swee Academic Events Director: Haadea Khan Mentorship Director: Rachel Ling Marketing & Communications Director: Can Intaprasert Sponsorship Director: Shrida Sahadevan Community Initiatives Director: Sherin Jacob Research Directors: Nick Bell & Shamima Banu Allied Health Liason (An exciting & new position for 2020!): Audrey Lim

PS: Our Paeds Mental Health Seminar is coming up on October 22nd at the QCH. Grab your $5 tickets at and join us for a last hurrah this year!

Thank you to our 2019 President & founder, Demi Murphy, & the rest of our Directors who made the very first year of UQPaeds such a success & for creating such a supportive group for one another!

Health issues surrounding at-risk paediatric populations require distinctly thorough and specific type of healthcare practices, due to the large array of health discrepancies present. Paediatric populations including refugees, rural Australians and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander present with complications, healthcare barriers and other challenges that highlight the large gap present in our healthcare system.

So, UQPaeds would like to thank all who attended our inaugural Vulnerable Childhood Populations seminar! This seminar highlighted the important issues regarding the aforementioned at-risk populations, and how the healthcare industry can take action to update their clinical practices with the aim of closing the gap in health equality.

Keynote speakers included: - Dr David Levitt - Dr Kerry-Ann O'Grady - Dr Margaret McElrea - Ms Kerry Leaver - Mr Tim Spall

We had partnered with the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) to organise an exciting event around the emerging health issue of Concussion in Sport last month and raised over $1K in research donations!

We are all too aware of the tragic consequences that can result from head injuries, however, it is not just major head trauma that we need to worry about. Concussion affects the lives of so many of our incredible sportsmen and women, from school sport all the way up to a national level. It is important to be aware about the risks and consequences surrounding concussion to ensure that we can continue to enjoy the sports we love.

Rugby great David Croft & Cameron Flavell shared their experiences around concussion and provided valuable advice to young players in the game. A/Prof Karen Barlow also shared about the great things happening behind the scenes to improve concussion research.

SIt was a great night and thank you all for joining us in this event!

More photos from the event can be found on our facebook event page discussion board.