2021 Annual National Conference

Safe Sleep Space Annual National Conference

Friday 29 October 2021

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

**Now also available as a Virtual Event/Live Streaming option

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. 

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 Program


Early Bird Rate In Person: $245 available until 27 August 2021

Early Bird Rate Virtual/Live Streaming: $195 available until 27 August 2021

Standard Rate In Person: $285 after 27 August 2021

Standard Rate Virtual/Live Streaming: $225 after 27 August 2021

10% discount available for groups of 5+ 

Student Rate $195

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Please note: In the event that our Conference be again postponed or rescheduled due to COVID; we will correspond with all delegates and offer the rescheduled date or a full refund.

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

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. 

Our Sponsors: