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
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
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
Online via Zoom, according to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
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 last September 2021. An access fee will be charged to cover productions costs.
RACGP, ACRRM, ACM, IBLCE points pending
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.
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.
Conference 2021 Early Bird Registration
AUD 280.00EUR 182.00USD 216.00GBP 156.00