Keynote Speakers

Ms Evelyn Culnane

Evelyn leads Transition to Adult Care at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Melbourne, managing an integral hospital-wide service which cares for over 1600 patients annually across all disciplines and partnering with paediatric and adult health services, general practice and the community.

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 or behavioural concerns, and her involvement in the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health system for patients with neuro-cognitive or intellectual disabilities with mental illness.

Other recent initiatives include a 3-year international interdisciplinary transition study with Finland, the development of Esophageal Atresia transition care guidelines with the International Network on Esophageal Atresia, an NHMRC project to improve the transition of patients with complex Congenital Heart Disease in Australia and New Zealand and the publication of the Australia New Zealand Fontan Consensus Care Statement.  Evelyn is also Chair of the transition special interest group for Children’s Healthcare Australasia.

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Monday 4th May

Shared Session

Melbourne Room 1

1:35pm - 3:05pm


Exploring the impact of transfers of responsibility when transitions in care occur. Child to adult transitions form a basis for these explorations from single disease, complex condition and personal/family developmental perspectives as well as the impact on health care professionals.

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Professor Louise Baur AM – Howard Williams Medal Professor and Head of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Sydney Head of Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School VIEW PROFILE
Professor Anthony Capon – Redfern Oration Director, Monash University Sustainable Development Unit Monash University VIEW PROFILE