Prader Willi Syndrome

Prader Willi Syndrome
Prader Willi Syndrome: Effective collaboration, the best place to start

The webinar is brought to you by the Dietitians Australia Education Centre and the Dietitians Australia Policy & Advocacy Team.

Interested to learn more about Prader Willi Syndrome? Not sure where to start with a new referral? Join us to explore how effective collaboration sets the stage for success across the lifespan.

- Cate Fox will provide insights into supporting parents of newly diagnosed children and setting families up for success in the early years.
- Brooke Harcourt will take us through the complexities, challenges and triumphs of supporting school age children and their families to thrive in the community.
- Kate De Josselin will finish the session with an example of what time, determination and teamwork can achieve for adults with PW


Cate Fox graduated with a Masters of Nutrition & Dietetics from Griffith University in 2010 and has since gained extensive clinical and community experience. Prader-Willi syndrome became a prominent aspect of Cate's life 4 years ago when her niece was diagnosed and she now runs her own private practice in Southwest Sydney specialising in PWS focusing predominantly on the early intervention years guiding families with newly diagnosed infants to successfully manage tube feedings, tube weanings, setting families up with accurate dietary knowledge of PWS and providing families with a hopeful outlook that their child will lead a full-filling life.

Dr. Brooke Harcourt (PhD, APD) is a dually qualified Paediatric and Disability Dietitian and Medical Research clinician. She is the owner of Family Dietetics and Therapy Kitchen where she and her growing team of dietitians and allied health assistants provide hands-on patient-centered nutrition therapy. Brooke's academic career has focused on researching the metabolic and genetic determinants of overweight and obesity, the best course of treatments and the consequences of these in children and adults. She has over 40 academic publications, has contributed to the production of medical text books and presented her work both nationally and internationally. She is currently a lead researcher on an MRFF Grant at the Royal Children's Hospital and Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne.

Kate De Josselin has worked in education for 30 years, both in classroom and leadership roles. She is a highly qualified teacher with Special Education and TESOL qualifications. Kate is an experienced trainer who can call on her 43 years of personal experience supporting her son who has Prader Willi Syndrome, to give a unique insight into what it means to live with Prader Willi Syndrome.

This webinar is worth 1 CPD hour.

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