2017 National Conference

Melbourne: Friday 8th September 2017

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

270 Collins St

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Conference Overview

Safe Sleep Space is delighted to be partnering with COPE: Centre of Perinatal Excellence, Australia’s peak body in perinatal mental health, to deliver 2017’s must-see conference for health professionals working in perinatal health.

The theme for the conference is: Embracing Change: Managing Contemporary Issues in Perinatal Health, and will cover a range of hot topics emerging in perinatal health today.

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Who Should Attend?

Midwives, Child and Family Health Nurses, GP’s, Psychologists, Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Outreach Workers, and anyone providing care, education and/or counselling to expectant and new parents.

Keynote Speakers Include:

Professor Nicole Lee - Australia’s leader in methamphetamine treatment

Dr Rita Machaalani - co-heads the only research group undertaking neuropathological research on the Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in Australia

Dr Matthew Roberts – Perinatal Psychiatrist and Fatherhood Clinician

Terri Smith – CEO of PANDA

Cindy Davenport – Midwife, IBCLC, Maternal Child Health Nurse and Co-Director of Safe Sleep Space

Dr Nicole Highet – Founder and Executive Director of COPE

Lynn Hughes and Dr Julianne Bayliss – GSK

Jacqui Tomlins – writer, trainer, educator and advocate with more than 25 years’ experience working in the LGBTIQ field

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$225 Early Bird $265 after 8th of August

10% discount available for groups of 5+


A special conference rate of $230 is available at the conference venue from 7-9th September 2017.

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Sponsors & Exhibitors:

This is a unique opportunity to expose your brand to 100’s of health professionals working in the perinatal health space and as a result – 1000’s of Australian families.

Learn more about the opportunities available.

For more information:

Please call us on 1300 775 337 or email our Conference Manager on anna@safesleepspace.com.au