• The voice of
    rural child health

    Supporting equitable care to all Australian children

  • The voice of
    rural child health

    Encouraging tertiary skills in regional areas

  • The voice of
    rural child health

    Enabling modern technology for rural youth

  • The voice of
    rural child health

    Providing collegiate, educational and social support

  • The voice of
    rural child health

    Expanding services to rural children through telemedicine

Australian Paediatric Society

Our aims and objectives are to act as the peak Australian body providing comprehensive representation on issues that pertain to rural and regional child health and welfare.

Regional Australia T1D Resources

The Australian Paediatric Society is conducting a  Regional Australia T1D resources survey to advocate  for improved, more cost efficient services and models of T1D care in regional Australia.

We have created a survey to sign post current status to measure the impact of the roll out of a revolutionary data collection model, Diabeasy. Please complete this survey and consider the value of joining the Regional Paediatric T1D Network to improve access to optimal diabetes management in regional Australia.

14th Annual APS/ ISPAD Diabetes Workshop (Hybrid On Site and Virtual)

28 and 29 October 2022 - Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, QLD

The aim of the workshop was to empower and inspire regional diabetes teams with current evidence-based best practice along ISPAD principles of promoting education, advocacy and science.

Keynote addresses from international guests and presentations by local experts were delivered on practical relevant topics of management.

The presentations have been recorded and are now available for replay. For more information go here!

APS ISPAD Workshop Program 2022

APS/ISPAD Diabetes Workshop 2021

The APS ISPAD Diabetes Workshop 2022 was held as a virtual all-day meeting on 30 October. 
The program was recorded and is available to view. Details on how to access are:
  • APS Members login to view.
  • Registered attendees who are not APS Memebers will have been provided special login details. 
APS ISPAD Diabetes Workshop
Mother holding newborn baby

Supporting equitable care to all Australian children

Encouraging tertiary skills in regional areas

Doctor examining baby

Enabling modern technology for rural youth

Expanding services to rural children through telemedicine

Providing collegiate, educational and social support

The Australian Paediatric Society comprises over 200 general paediatricians, mostly from rural and regional Australia.
Australian regional paediatricians have a responsibility to ensure optimum management of sick children and maintain optimal health outcomes for children and adolescents in their region. There is an obligation to supervise junior staff and doctors of other disciplines who may have little or no experience in managing traumatized and sick children and families appropriately. The scope of practice of a regional paediatrician therefore is far more than being limited to paediatric medicine, trauma and resuscitation, but is rather a mix of advocacy, service organisation, training, community liaison and clinical paediatric medicine.