You are not currently logged in to Agora.

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. 


08.45 - Registration

09.15 - Welcome: Dr Catherine Tuffrey

09.20 - Genetic advances and their impact on  families: Dr Mohnish Suri, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, and Keri  Oliver, Registered Genetic Counsellor, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 

10.15 -  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 

10.15 - Coffee Break

11.30 - Strategic Research Group Update: Prof Jeremy Parr

11.45 - Experimental treatment and life-prolonging treatment -  ethics, conflict, and limits: Prof Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical  Ethics, University of Oxford  

12.40 -  Lunch

13.50 - CPIP in the East Midlands: Ms Kathryn Price,  Consultant Orthopeadic Surgeon, and Rebekah Tinney, Physiotherapist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust  

14.30 - Children with complex care needs - a  parent's view: Leanne Cooper, parent of Sophie 

15.05 - Long term ventilation for children with disabilities - challenges and triumphs
Adele Frost, Long Term Ventilation Nurse Specialist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 

15.40 - The evidence-base for SLT interventions for children with Down syndrome: Dr Vesna Stojanovik, Associate Professor of Clinical Linguistics, University of Reading

16.20 - Summing up, presentation of Mac Keith Poster Prize

16.30 - Close

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

VENUE The conference will take place at the Mercure Grand Hotel Leicester, a short walk from Leicester train station. There is a secure car park on site and alternative parking options nearby. 


Similar events

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

Contact email:

Upcoming Events

Buy tickets

Find out more about ticketing