2021 Annual National Conference

2021 Virtual Conference

This year the conference is going online! All of our speakers will join us live on the day to present and attendees will have a range of networking opportunities. You'll be able to join us from any location and share in the full conference experience.

The 2021 National Conference: The Sleeping Giant - 'Influencing the Shape and Size of Childhood Obesity' includes 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.

Who should attend the conference?

This conference is suitable for

  • midwives,
  • maternal and child health nurses,
  • child psychologists,
  • GPs,
  • medical practitioners,
  • paediatric nurses and
  • allied health professionals working with families in the 0-5 years sector.  

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 Oliver Canfell Affiliate Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Research, Queensland University - A new way to prevent childhood obesity

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 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.

Dr Moya Vandeleur, Respiratory & Sleep Physician: - RCH OSA in infants and children.

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


GSK sponsored satellite symposium Why do we need Meningococcal B prevention in Australia?” Dr Birgit Beisner. This session will not be recorded

Download Program


Standard Rate: $245

Group Discount: 10% discount available for groups of 5+ 

Student Rate:  $195

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Our Nutrition and the Early Years book will be provided to all registrants. 

Food has a direct influence on the way children grow and develop. Unlike adults who have already grown, children need to eat good quality food, regularly, to fuel their changing needs. A nutritious diet, in combination with other factors like adequate sleep, a healthy environment, love and education will help all children to reach their potential as they grow into adulthood.

On completion of your registration, please allow a few days for us to process your details and then you'll receive a copy of Nutrition and the Early Years to download.






A cancellation must be made in writing to the Conference Management team: email support@ternitygroup.com.au

As a Virtual Attendee your ticket is now accessible online; with a recording to watch at your own pace and time until 31.12.2021


Please note that all payments made using a Credit Card via Register Now will incur a credit card surcharge.

Options for Direct Debit, Paypal and Invoice are also available.

Individual and Group Invoices can be supplied. Please call us in our office on 1300 775 337 to arrange. 


Continuing Professional Development Hours:

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This conference attracts:-

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

This conference attracts:-

  • 6 CPD Recognised hours

For more information please call us on 1300 775 337. 

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