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The changing face of paediatric neurodisability: new diagnoses, new interventions, new challenges - BACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2019


Mercure Leciester The Grand Hotel, Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6ES

The 2019 BACD Annual Scientific Meeting will discuss the changing face of paediatric neurodisability. Confirmed lectures as follows:

  • Genetic advances and their impact on  families: Dr Mohnish Suri, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, and Keri  Oliver, Genetic Counsellor, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • Children with complex care needs - a  parent's view: Leanne Cooper, parent of Sophie 
  • Experimental treatment and life-prolonging treatment -  ethics, conflict, and limits: Prof Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical  Ethics, University of Oxford 
  • CPIP in the East Midlands: Ms Kathryn Price,  Consultant Orthopeadic Surgeon, and Rebekah Tinney, Physiotherapist, Nottingham  University Hospitals NHS Trust 
  • Managing increasing complexity from a therapist's point  of view - Dawn Forbes, Bobath Clinical Expert  Physiotherapy, and  Jenny Carroll, Consultant Physiotherapist, Bobath Children's Therapy Centre  Wales
  • The evidence-base for SLT interventions for children with Down syndrome - Dr Vesna Stojanovik, Associate Professor of Clinical  Linguistics, University of Reading
  • Long term ventilation for children with disabilities - challenges and triumphs
    Adele Frost, Long Term Ventilation Nurse Specialist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 

The meeting will be suitable for all professionals working in the multi-disciplinary team and/or with an interest in paediatric neurodisability.

For more information on the meeting, e.g. programme, venue, abstract submission, please visit

Abstract submission deadline: Sunday 9 December 2018

Very Early Bird Registration deadline: Sunday 6 January 2019


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The British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) is an organisation for professionals working in the field of childhood disability.

The group operates as an affiliate group of the British Association of Community Child Health, a specialty group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and as the UK branch of the European Academy of Childhood Disability.We encourage membership from all disciplines working in the field of childhood disability.The aims of the BACD are:

  • to be a means of networking and mutual support for all those working in district and tertiary level services for children with neurodevelopmental disability
  • to promote communication between Child Development Teams
  • to organise regular national multidisciplinary meetings on child development and disability
  • to promote the development of quality standards, guidelines for good practice and audit in the field of child development and disability
  • to encourage debate and promote research into the many outstanding questions in childhood disability
  • to work closely with voluntary organisations and others to advocate for children with disabilities and their families

The BACD committee has representation from the disciplines of Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Speech and language therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Psychology, Nursing and Education.

BACD is a registered charity in England & Wales: number 1177868

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