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Understanding and managing childhood eczema: Monday 20 Sep 2021

Understanding and managing childhood eczema

Join us on Monday 20 September for an information session about childhood eczema. Listen to experts and have your questions answered.

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, affects 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age. It can also occur in older children and adults, but usually improves with age. While many know that it is characterised by dry, red skin, intense itching and weeping skin lesions, caused in part by a malfunction in the immune system, very few understand the broader impact it can have on people’s lives.

Join leading experts, Dr Roland Brand, Ms Jemma Weidinger and A/Prof Richard Loh as they share information on childhood eczema. In this webinar, experts will explain what childhood eczema is, talk through common myths, speak on how allergy might fit in to a diagnosis of eczema and describe the best management of childhood eczema.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the experts after the presentations. The webinar will be recorded and put on our website after the event.

Webinar recorded: 20 September 2021

Understanding and managing childhood eczema - Full webinar

What is the definition of mild eczema?

What topical steroids can you use on the face?

Does Vitamin D supplementation help eczema?

What is the best website that outline how much steroid cream you should use on a baby?

When treating an eczema flare, do you put the moisturizer over the steroid cream as well?

Is it ok to use DermAid 0.5% on the face of a four-month-old?

If we think of skin coming into contact with grasses, does that increase the risk of developing hay fever?

What is the best thing to do for night time itching?


Dr Roland Brand

Dr Roland BRANDDr Roland Brand was Clinical Lead of Dermatology at Perth Children’s Hospital until recently and established the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation Eczema Project with Professor Richard Loh, for which he is Co-Lead. Roland graduated from Medicine at UWA in 1991, followed by Specialist Physician and Dermatology training. He has been a Dermatologist in Private Practice and a Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist at the Children’s Hospital in WA since 2001. Roland has been involved in teaching Dermatology Registrars and medical students for the last 20 years and the WA examiner for the College of Dermatologists between 2012 and 2017. He is interested in both Paediatric and General Dermatology and runs a busy private practice in Perth. 

Jemma Weidinger

Jemma WeidingerJemma is a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. She has postgraduate studies in child health and allergy nursing and a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner). Jemma has worked in a variety of roles in various clinical paediatric settings. Her work interests include childhood eczema and allergy, parent support and education and research. Jemma currently works as a nurse practitioner in the Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) Dermatology Department. Her role includes seeing and treating children with eczema, establishing a new rapid eczema allergy support service for young children at PCH and developing eczema resources to educate and support consumers and health professionals.

Clinical A/Prof Richard Loh OAM

Assoc P Richard LohClinical A/Prof Richard Loh OAM is a Paediatric Clinical Immunologist specialising in the treatment of children with allergic diseases or recurrent infections at Perth Children’s Hospital. He completed his training in paediatrics at the Mater Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, before relocating to the United States for training in paediatric immunology and allergy at the Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School. He is a past president of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. A/Prof Loh was involved in the development and implementation of the National Allergy Strategy (NAS)and was co-chair of the Steering Committee until September 2019. A/Prof Loh has published and presented on food allergy, eczema, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), immunotherapy (desensitisation), anaphylaxis, drug allergy, insect allergy, and immunodeficiency.