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Sarah Dalton: Future care for kids at DFTB17


Dr Sarah Dalton is the President of the Paediatrics and Child Health division of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. She is also one of the organizing committee of the upcoming OnTheWards18 conference.

When not attending conferences, she works at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead as a Paediatric Emergency Physician.

In this talk, she takes us through a case that has stayed with her and how things might be different in the future.

In 1984, Fiona Coote was the youngest Australian recipient of a heart transplant. It was a case that gripped the nation as crippling heart failure set in after a seemingly innocuous illness.

Extra Corporeal Life Support was introduced just four years later at RCH, and since then, over 420 babies and infants have benefitted from the program in Melbourne alone. What else will the future hold?

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And here are the doodles that the fabulous Claire Chandler made at the time…

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