Somatic Symptoms In Children And Adolescents - February 15, 2019


Somatic symptoms in children and adolescents:

How the body signals stress, distress, or disruptions in physiological regulation.

WHEN This conference will be held on Friday 15th February from 8:30am to 4:00pm

REGISTRATION $250 ($200 early bird before 31st December 2018); $150 students

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Registration Closes: 4th February 2019 If you have any enquiries about this conference, please contact: Blanche Savage (02) 9845 2005


The team at the Children's Hospital at Westmead (CHW) uses The Stress System Model for understanding and treating functional somatic symptoms. This workshop aims to share our theoretical framework and its application to clinical practice with other clinicians with an updated theoretical framework. An overview of the key body systems involved in human responses to stress will be provided. Commonly occurring somatic symptoms and typical presentations will be discussed via brief vignettes. Treatment options will be discussed.
•Knowledge of the broad range of somatic symptoms experienced in the context of stress
•Knowledge of underlying neurobiology underpinning different somatic symptoms
•Knowledge of the stress systems and their role in somatic symptoms
•What to look for during the assessment
•Helpful interventions
Associate Professor Kasia Kozlowska (Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist)
Dr Kozlowska has specialised in working with children with functional symptoms and is currently employed at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and affiliated with The University of Sydney Medical School and the Brain Dynamics Centre, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research. She and her team have done extensive research in the field. All funds raised will be used for further research.
The CHW is located at the corner of Hawkesbury Road and Hainsworth Street, Westmead. The conference will be held in the Lorimer Dods lecture theatre, located on level 4 of the hospital. See this link for map and directions. TRANSPORT
Public transport: Use of public transport is strongly recommended (0.5 km/15minute walk from Westmead Train Station). Parking: Limited paid parking is available at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead visitors’ car park (near the main entrance) or at Westmead Hospital’s P3 visitors’ car park (near the University Clinics).
Somatic symptoms in children and adolescents: How the body signals stress, distress, or disruptions in physiological regulation