Statewide Child and Youth Clinical Network Forum wrap up

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Queensland Child and Youth Clinical Network held its annual forum on 1 August 2019. The Better together: Linking clinicians, consumers and systems theme saw more than 100 people attend either in person or via video conference.

It started on a high note, with a powerful and inspiring consumer panel. The panel explored navigating and advocating within the health system. The feedback for this session was extremely positive.


Meagan O’Keefe—a social worker and the panel facilitator—with consumer representatives Amy Wilkinson, Carolyn Wharton, Marissa McDonald and Mary Steele

Statewide services for children, young people and families with chronic conditions were highlighted, with a focus on persistent pain, paediatric palliative care, and an adolescent and young adult framework.

The forum finished with a spotlight on the evolving digital environment, including state and national children’s health initiatives. Professor Keith McNeil led a question and answers session, with probing questions coming from the floor.

The sessions will be available on the QCYCN website.

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Last updated: 26 August 2019