2021 Safe Sleep Space National Conference

    Our 2021 National Conference: The Sleeping Giant - 'Influencing the Shape and Size of Childhood Obesity' will include a number of expert speakers looking at the research, what impacts obesity in children, what's being done and how we can make changes for the future. 

    Originally scheduled for Friday 28th August 2020, the event will now take place on the Friday 27th August 2021. The venue, the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre, remains unchanged.

    Speaker Lineup:

    Dr Kate Lycett, NHMRC and National Heart Foundation Early Career Researcher:- Three factors that predict a child’s chance of obesity; exploring prevention and practical treatment options.

    Dr Laura Hart, Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health :- 
    Confident Body, Confident Child: A program for helping young children grow up feeling good about their body

    Dr Briony Hill, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash, 
    Targeting Women before the Antenatal Period

    Dr Kate Simpson, Respiratory Paediatrician:-
    The association of obstructive sleep apnoea in obese and overweight children.

    Dr Jacqui A. Macdonald (Ph.D), Senior research fellow in developmental psychology at Deakin University:-
    Healthy dads, healthy families.

    Tasha Jennings, Nutritionist:-
    Epigenetic Mechanisms Link Maternal Diets and Gut Microbiome to Obesity in the Offspring; including the importance of breastfeeding.

    Dr Peter England, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist :--
    When a baby dies. Factors impacting stillbirth.

    Birgit Beisner, GSK:- 
    Why do we Immunise? The importance of Immunisation in the Early Years

    Cindy Davenport, Natalie van Winckel, Carolyn Van Balkom, Safe Sleep Space :- 
    Panel discussion: Strategies to assist parents with sleep challenges. | On the Couch with Safe Sleep Space

    Download the Conference Program below:

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    Early Bird Pricing is now open, don't miss out on a ticket to the 2021 conference!

    Friday 27th August 2021

    Melbourne Exhibition Centre
    1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf
    Melbourne VIC 3000


    Early Bird Rate: $245 available until 1/3/2021

    Standard Rate: $285 after 1/3/2021

    10% discount available for groups of 5+ 

    Student Rate $195

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    Continuing Professional Development Hours

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    This conference attracts:-

    • 0.5 & 5 R CERPS (approval No: C202021)
    • Pre-Exam education hours = 5.5

    This conference attracts:-

    • 6 CPD Recognised hours


      Sponsorship Opportunities

      If you're looking to connect with midwives, maternal and child health nurses, child psychologists and allied health professionals working with families we encourage you to take up one of our sponsorship opportunities. The conference provides an ideal space for you to share your products and services with the people who will use them.

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      For more information:

      Please call us on 1300 775 337. 

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