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Possums & Co. Conference, Thursday 9 September 2021

Possums & Co. Conference, Thursday 9 September 2021

Shaping the future of infant care since 2011

On the frontline of early life care: advanced clinical skills for breastfeeding, parent mood and unsettled infant behaviour challenges.

Learn about new programs, hear research updates, think critically, hear unique perspectives!

Who can come: Health professionals, students and interested consumers

Contact: education@possumsonline.com

Register for the Possums & Co. 2021 Conference. 

Be part of a deep dive into what's new in evidence-based clinical support of mothers and babies!

Hear research updates:

  • Changing baby sleep conversations in the UK - the role of DISC and Basis, Professor Helen Ball, Director, Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre (DISC), and Baby Sleep Information Source (Basis) Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

  • Self-Reg in the Early Years, Professor Stuart Shanker, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

  • How do we keep babies close and safe? Translating theory and evidence into practical safe sleep advice. Professor Jeanine Young, Professor of Nursing & Deputy Head of School - Research;  School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland; Member, Red Nose National Scientific Advisory Group

  • Report on a preliminary case series shows that a brief gestalt intervention changes ultrasound measures of tongue movement during breastfeeding, comparable to ultrasound changes measured post-frenotomy Associate Professor (Adj) Pamela Douglas, GP-Lactation Consultant, Researcher, Medical Director of Possums, Brisbane, Queensland

  • What does the latest research tell us about Insufficient Glandular Tissue (or mammary hypoplasia) and breastfeeding? Renee Kam, IBCLC, physiotherapist, NDC practitioner, PhD candidate, Melbourne, Victoria


Learn about new programs

  • Tuning into Toddlers Workshop, Associate Professor Sophie Havighurst, University of Melbourne, Victoria

  • Neuroprotective Developmental Care Pathway Update, Ms Hayley McManus, Possums & Co, NDC Clinical Co-ordinator, Sydney, NSW


Think critically

  • Is it normal for babies to cry and fuss a lot in the first months of life: a review of the evidence, Associate Professor (Adj) Pamela Douglas, GP-Lactation Consultant, Researcher, Medical Director of Possums, Brisbane, Queensland


Hear unique perspectives

  • Fact and Fiction: Assessing and Writing Reports on Parenting in Women with a Perinatal Mental Illness Professor Anne Buist, Psychiatrist, Researcher, Novelist, Chair of Women’s Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria


Date and Time

Thursday 9 September 2021

8.00am-5.00pm AEST


Conference Program

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Online via Zoom, according to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).


Conference Recordings

Participants will be encouraged to be actively involved in the Conference via the Q&A chat function and in our social rooms at lunch, afternoon tea and after the conference.  Conference participants will be able to purchase most Conference presentation recordings (subject to copyright approvals) after the Conference at a disounted rate. Relevant presentations will be uploaded to the Possums & Co website late September 2021. An access fee will be charged to cover productions costs.


CPD Points





PDP Hours: 6 

6.5 CPD hours  


IBLCE points pending


Student Registration

Students are welcome to the conference with a discounted rate of $180. Please email our Events Manager with proof of full-time current enrolment to access the student discount.


Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations made before 9 August 2021 will  be refunded less a $100 administration fee. No registration refunds will be made after this date. However, your registration may be transferred to another person before 26 August 2021 without penalty. Transfers made on or after 26 August will incur a $75 processing fee. Possums & Co. must be advised in writing of any cancellation, alteration or transfer.


Early Bird Registration Deadline

The Early Bird deadline ends on Wednesday 18 August 2021 - register by this date to save!



Conference 2021 Early Bird Registration

AUD 280.00EUR 182.00USD 216.00GBP 156.00

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