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Possums & Co. Conference, Thursday 9 September 2021

Possums & Co. Conference, Thursday 9 September 2021

Shaping the future of infant care since 2011

On the frontline of early life care: advanced clinical skills for breastfeeding, parent mood and unsettled infant behaviour challenges.

Learn about new programs, hear research updates, think critically, hear unique perspectives!

Who can come: Health professionals, students and interested consumers

Contact: education@possumsonline.com

Registrations for the Possums & Co. 2021 Conference are now closed. 

For conference participants, please refer to your information email sent to your registered email address. If you have any questions please contact our Education Manager.

Hear research updates:

  • Changing baby sleep conversations in the UK - the role of DISC and Basis, Professor Helen Ball, Director, Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre (DISC), and Baby Sleep Information Source (Basis) Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

  • Reframing Temperament, Professor Stuart Shanker, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre, Ltd. Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

  • Safe Infant Sleep in Focus: What can we do with what we know now? Professor Jeanine Young, Professor of Nursing & Deputy Head of School - Research;  School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland; Member, Queensland Child Death Review Board

  • Preliminary case series shows that a brief gestalt intervention changes ultrasound measures of tongue movement during breastfeeding, comparable to ultrasound changes measured post-frenotomy Associate Professor (Adj) Pamela Douglas, GP-Lactation Consultant, Researcher, Medical Director of Possums, Brisbane, Queensland

  • What does the latest research tell us about Insufficient Glandular Tissue (or mammary hypoplasia) and breastfeeding? Renee Kam, IBCLC, physiotherapist, NDC practitioner, PhD candidate, Melbourne, Victoria


Learn about new programs

  • Tuning into Toddlers Workshop, Professor Sophie Havighurst, University of Melbourne, Victoria

  • Neuroprotective Developmental Care Pathway Update, Associate Professor (Adj) Pamela Douglas, GP-Lactation Consultant, Researcher, Medical Director of Possums, Brisbane, Queensland


Think critically

  • Is it normal for babies to cry and fuss a lot in the first months of life: a review of the evidence, Associate Professor (Adj) Pamela Douglas, GP-Lactation Consultant, Researcher, Medical Director of Possums, Brisbane, Queensland


Hear unique perspectives

  • Fact and Fiction: Assessing and Writing Reports on Parenting in Women with a Perinatal Mental Illness Professor Anne Buist, Psychiatrist, Researcher, Novelist, Chair of Women’s Mental Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria


Date and Time

Thursday 9 September 2021

8.00am-5.00pm AEST


Conference Program

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Online via Zoom, according to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).


Conference Recordings

Participants will be encouraged to be actively involved in the Conference via the Q&A chat function and in our social rooms at lunch, afternoon tea and after the conference. Conference participants will be able to purchase most Conference presentation recordings (subject to copyright approvals) after the Conference at a discounted package rate of $30. This special package rate is for Conference registrants and is the total cost for all conference presentations where copyright approval have been given. Relevant presentations will be uploaded to the Possums & Co. website late September 2021. 


For those who don't register to attend,  the Conference recordings (subject to copyright approvals) will be available to purchase for $350.


CPD Points








4.75 R CERPs


PDP Hours: 6 

      6.5 CPD hours  


Student Registration

Tertiary students are welcome to the conference with a discounted rate of $230. Please email our Education Manager with proof of full-time current enrolment to access the student discount.


Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations made before 9 August 2021 will  be refunded less a $100 administration fee. No registration refunds will be made after this date. However, your registration may be transferred to another person before 26 August 2021 without penalty. Transfers made on or after 26 August will incur a $75 processing fee. Possums & Co. must be advised in writing of any cancellation, alteration or transfer.




Conference 2021 Registration

AUD 330.00EUR 283.00USD 240.00GBP 241.00

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