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A Voice for Children

The 4th Annual Academy of Child and Adolescent Health Conference took place in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 October 2023.

This year’s theme, “A Voice for Children”, featured inspiring talks by passionate clinicians on important topics such as Global and Refugee Health, Mental Health, and Rural and Remote Children. Attendees from various health disciplines including medical doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, students and trainees connected and learned from powerful stories and patient experiences.

We look forward to seeing you in 2024!

Thanks to our Presenters

Child and Adolescent Health Champion Award 2023

Congratulations to Professor David Isaacs on winning the Child and Adolescent Health Champion Award for 2023.

The Academy established the ACAH Champion Awards in 2022 to recognise passionate, innovative people, from diverse backgrounds, who are gamechangers in Child and Adolescent Health!

The difference between these awards and other honours, is that these awards are peer-nominated and peer-voted.

Congratulations to our Abstract Winners 2023

ACAH Scholarship winners:

Presenters: Joel Brookes & Lani Puse

“Chronic Conundrums: Elevating the Voices of Young People with Lived Experiences”

Co-Authors: 1 Jourdan Hancock (P) 2 Deanna Darwall (P)
Affiliations: 1 (Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network) 2 (same + University of Sydney)

Student & Trainee Prize: 

Presenter: Jessica Sun

Experiences of transition from paediatric to adult care: urinary incontinence within New South Wales”,

Co-Authors: 1 Jessica Sun (C) (P), 2 Isabella Nilsson (P), 3 Saurav Jain, 4 Ella Karbonowicz, 5 Christopher Bazzocco, 6 Hayden Segboer, 7 Kara Place, 8 Trisha Narula, 9 Patrina Caldwell Author Affiliation: 1 University of Sydney, 2 University of Sydney, 3 University of Sydney, 4 University of Sydney, 5 University of Sydney, 6 University of Sydney, 7 University of Sydney, 7 University of Sydney, 9 University of Sydney and Sydney Childrens Hospital Network (Westmead)

Overall Research Prize:

Presenter: Madeleine Dodd

“400 Pairs of Deadly Ears – A Yarrabah Perspective of Ear Health”

Clevanna Messer (P), Stanley Yeatman, Sheanah Ludwick, Martina Grimshaw, Michelle Thorne-Stones, Emma Johnson, Gemma Paynter, Sarah Fairhall and Madeleine Dodd (C)

Affiliation: Gurriny Yealamucka Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

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Hear from our previous attendees 

First trip out of Queensland, networking, quality of conference discussions and sessions. Great not just to hear about lists of causes or new drug management, but to spend time on “wicked problems” effecting our lives/work. Also to listen to passionate people where their job is a vocation!

Delegate, ACAH2022

I enjoyed connecting with like-minded people who are passionate about working to improve, and advocating for, children and young people’s health. The breadth and depth of accumulated experience of attendees and presenters at the conference was really inspiring to see.

Delegate, ACAH2022

Excellent conference – covered very topical issues in Paediatrics with each speaker best suited to speak on each. Very well organised. Thankyou.

Delegate, ACAH2022

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