2-day Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care - Brisbane, Australia
Guest speaker: Dr Nikki Mills, ENT surgeon, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland NZ
Speakers: Assoc/Prof (Adj) Pamela Douglas, Ms Renee Keogh, others to be determined
Times: 9am to 5pm each day
Cost: $500 for medical practitioners, dentists, psychologists (please register as 'doctors'), $450 for other health professionals
Who can come: Registered health professionals
Accommodation (suggested): Mono Komo Hotel on the beach at Redcliffe, Brisbane
Refreshments: Morning tea and a simple lunch will be provided.
Register at bottom of this page!
Advanced Clinical Tools for Management of Breastfeeding, Cry-fuss, Sleep and Mood Problems: Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care
Breastfeeding difficulties and unsettled behaviour are modifiable risk factors for postnatal depression, yet parents report being overwhelmed by conflicting advice; babies are often treated with pharmaceutical and surgical interventions which don’t improve outcomes; and many breastfeeding problems remain unidentified and unmanaged though parents see multiple providers. Join us for two days of intensive hands-on clinical upskilling. Our Certification days offered you the evidence-base; now, in response to demand from our participants, we are offering you opportunity to learn and practice the specific NDC skillsets.
DAY ONE - Masterclass 1
40 Category 1 Points RACGP (ALM). For registered midwives: you will receive 10 CPD hours. For Lactation Consultants you will receive 5.5 L CERPs.
Focussed Clinical Breastfeeding Support
This activity aims to ensure you acquire a set of focussed clinical skills for identifying and effectively assisting with a wide range of breastfeeding problems in time-constrained environments. We analyse the latest research concerning suck, swallow, and breath coordination in breastfeeding, and discover why our current approaches are often not helping. We teach you the innovative gestalt approach to fit and hold (‘latch and positioning’) problems, which is based upon ultrasound studies of breastfeeding babies’ suck and swallow, and explore in detail how this differs to other approaches to fit and hold. We also explore the implications of the gestalt model for a wide range of clinical breastfeeding support scenarios, including nipple and breast pain. The day includes demonstrations with volunteer families and rich opportunities for you to practice.
DAY TWO - Masterclass 2
40 Category 1 Points RACGP (ALM). For registered midwives: you will receive 10 CPD hours. For Lactation Consultants you will receive 6.25 L CERPS and 1 R CERP.
Focussed Management of Infant Cry-fuss and Sleep Problems
This activity will teach clinical skills for managing unsettled infant behaviour in time constrained consultations, using our templates for the Possums Sleep Intervention and the Possums Five Domain Approach to Cry-fuss Problems. The day includes demonstrations with volunteer families and rich opportunities for you to practice.