Paediatric Disordered Eating in Practice

17 May 2022 at 9:00am - 4:00pm (AEST, Canberra/Sydney/Melbourne)

17 May 2022 at 8:30am - 3:30pm (ACST)
17 May 2022 at 7:00am - 2:00pm (AWST)

Due to the interactive nature of this course, it will be live only (not recorded). Please do not register if you cannot attend the date/time listed. 

The Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) and Child Health in Life and Disease (ChildD) are excited to bring you the one-day virtual course as part of the National Paediatric Training Course. 

Learning Objectives:

Disordered Eating

  • Acquire a working knowledge of the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders.
  • Understand the risk factors that contribute to the development of eating disorder and prevalence rates.
  • Understand the physical, psychological and social impacts of an eating disorder.
  • Understand how to complete a biopsychosocial assessment that integrates assessment of eating disorder symptoms.
  • Understand and identify risks and comorbid presentations.
  • Understand the current evidence base treatments for each eating disorder diagnosis.
  • Understand the role and significance of a multidisciplinary team in treatment.
  • Know how & when to implement risk and medical management plans.
  • Know of care levels and when to refer.
  • Understand the importance of supervision and of continuing professional development.


  • Identify the current barriers and evidence of obesity.
  • identify and choose the appropriate tools for measurement, assessment and definition for overweight and obesity in infants and paediatrics.
  • Understand the current literature relevant to paediatric obesity and contributing factors with particular focus on infant feeding.
  • Current clinical guidelines supporting paediatric obesity treatment.
  • Understand what does a systems approach to evidence-based obesity treatment look like.



Dr. Kim Hurst is a Senior Psychologist and is the Clinical Lead in Robina Private Hospital's Eating Disorders Day Program for Adolescents and Young Adults, she also is in private practice. Prior to this Kim was a founding member of the Gold Coast Child & Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) Eating Disorder Program (EDP). Kim has been delivering eating disorder treatment for over fifteen years and is a credentialed FBT therapist who provides training, supervision and consultation to clinicians across Queensland. Kim has worked across a range of eating disorder treatment settings including psychiatric and medical inpatient units and outpatient services. She has developed specialist eating disorder clinical policies and is focused on service improvement strategies to enhance treatment delivery. Kim is also passionate about early intervention programs and has delivered workshops to school children, guidance officers and teachers on positive body image. Kim was previously the President of ANZAED, she has coordinated a national eating disorder conference and smaller workshop events. Kim has a solid record of presenting at local, national and international eating disorder conferences and has several published works within the field.

Adjunct Professor Robyn Littlewood is the Chief Executive Officer of Health and Wellbeing Queensland and is a leading advocate for health promotion. Robyn believes every Queenslander has the right to better health and she is relentless in achieving this. An experienced leader, researcher, clinician, academic and educator, she has worked extensively across all levels of paediatric obesity prevention, nutrition and dietetics, from one-on-one consultation with children and families in her clinic to leading multi-disciplinary teams on state-wide initiatives. She has previously held the role of Director, Health Services Research and Director of Dietetics, Queensland Children's Hospital, Co-Chair, Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network and Conjoint Associate Professor at The University of Queensland. Robyn holds a range of national and Queensland clinical and academic positions in paediatric obesity prevention and nutrition. In 2015, Robyn established ChildD Pty Ltd, a specialist private nutrition practice in Brisbane, where she consults one-on-one with children and their families, and works with organisations to provide nutrition and food consultancy services. Robyn is passionate about education. Robyn is a guest lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at several universities in Queensland. Through her private practice, ChildD, she has co-designed and developed with Dietitians Australia, a training program for dietitians and paediatric clinicians. The Dietitians Australia ChildD National Paediatric Training Course is gaining national and international recognition as the most relevant and practical program available. Robyn previously held the position of Board Director, Dietitians Association of Australia, Board member, Health and Wellbeing Queensland and Chair, Paediatric Obesity Working Group, Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network. Robyn has a Masters in Medical Science and PhD in the area of Paediatric Nutrition and is currently studying an MBA and most recently (2020) won the QUT Outstanding Alumni (Health) award which she was so proud and privileged to accept.



9:00am  Welcome and introductions 
9:30am Eating disorders 
12:00pm  Lunch break 
12:30pm Obesity management 
3:00pm Close 


Pre-Reading: You will be uploaded to the Learning Management System (LMS) to access pre-reading materials prior to the course date.

Access to the course: Those who register by 9 May 2022 will have access to the LMS from 10 May 2022. Those who register after 9 May 2022 will be uploaded to the LMS on 16 May 2022. Access to the LMS will end of all registrants on 31 May 2022. Any materials you wish to keep must be downloaded by 31 May 2022.

CPD Logs: Your CPD logs will be automatically updated after this course. This course is worth 14 CPD hours (including both pre-reading and course time). 

You will be emailed your Professional Certificate within 1-3 business days of the live course.  

Due to the interactive nature of this course, it will be live only (not recorded). Please do not register if you cannot attend the date/time listed. 


DA Members: $210 | Non-Members: $290

17/05/2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Online registration not available.

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