2021 Safe Sleep Space National Conference

2021 Safe Sleep Space National Conference

Announcing Our 2021 Conference date!

Friday 29th October 2021

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. 
Due to COVID, our National Conference has been postponed over 2020 and early 2021.
Proudly we are announcing that we are now holding our National Conference on Friday 29th October 2021!
The venue, the Melbourne Exhibition and Conference Centre
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 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 EnglandObstetrician & Gynaecologist:- When a baby dies. Factors impacting stillbirth.

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

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 29th October 2021

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


Early EARLY Bird Rate: $208.25 available until 30/4/2021 (receiving additional 15% off!)

Early Bird Rate: $245 available until 30/7/2021

Standard Rate: $285 after 30/7/2021

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.

For more information:

Please call us on 1300 775 337. 

Current Sponsors: