Perspectives on Transition from Paediatric to Adult Health Care


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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About the Webinar

Perspectives on moving from paediatric to adult health care will be presented from single disease to complex conditions. Patient and parent impacts, roles and responsibilities of health care professionals including general practitioners and the benefits of technology to enable transition of care will be explored.

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Dr Jeremy Lewin

Dr Jeremy Lewin is the Medical Director of ONTrac at Peter Mac Victorian Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Service. A medical oncologist by training, his areas of expertise include Sarcoma and Genitourinary malignancies. Jeremy provides medical leadership for ONTrac at PeterMac aiming to ensure quality care for young people, a statewide professional education program and targeted clinical research aimed at addressing the major health concerns of young people and their families. Jeremy holds leadership and strategic positions both locally and nationally, including the AYA Clinical Trial Steering Committee for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine Committee for the Royal Australian College of Physicians and scientific advisory committee for the Australia and New Zealand Sarcoma Association.

Dr Natasha Cook

Fulltime nephrologist and general physician at Austin Health Melbourne, Nephrology Transition Clinical Lead, mother of three aged 19,15 and 11. Other special interests chronic kidney disease and living kidney donor assessment.


Dr Susan Gibb

Susie Gibb is a Paediatrician and Medical Lead of the Complex Care Hub, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. Her research and clinical interests include disorders of continence in children, cleft and craniofacial disorders and the care of children with medical complexity. She has appointments as a sessional paediatrician with the Department of Neurodevelopment and Disability and the Department of General Medicine at RCH and is in private general paediatric practice in North Melbourne.


Ms Evelyn Culnane

Evelyn leads the hospital-wide Transition Support Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne which is responsible for the transition of approximately 2,000 complex patients annually, with paediatric and adult health service partners from across all disciplines, general practice and the community. This year, the Transition Support Service received the inaugural Exemplar Practice Award from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality Healthcare.

Evelyn’s leadership in the field of transition care has resulted in positive outcomes for patients and their families including the implementation of a new model of care for young people with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder with mental health concerns.

Her active research profile has enabled further developments in evidence-based practice and includes a 3-year international interdisciplinary longitudinal transition study, a 5-year NHMRC study to improve outcomes for adolescents and young adults with Cerebral Palsy, Esophageal Atresia transition care guidelines with the International Network on Esophageal Atresia and the recent publication of the Australia and New Zealand Fontan Consensus Care Statement - the culmination of a 5-year NHMRC project.

Evelyn is also Chair of the transition special interest group for Children’s Healthcare Australasia.

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