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Neuroprotective Developmental Care
Neuroprotective Developmental Care

Advanced Clinical Skills for Management of Breastfeeding, Cry-fuss and Sleep Problems: Masterclasses in Neuroprotective Developmental Care ('The Possums Programs')

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 women seek the help of multiple providers. Join us for two days of intensive hands-on clinical upskilling! (Register below.) 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. We'd love to have you join us! Click here for an overview of the program.

Benefits of face-to-face Masterclasses:

  • CPD points
  • Networking and collegiality
  • Join in discussions, ask questions
  • Practice new skills with educator support
  • Discounted opportunity to join NDC Accreditation Pathway and portal resources

For those unable to join us in person, our Masterclasses are now available ONLINE to view whenever you wish, once you join the NDC accreditation pathway. Viewing them online costs an additional $500, but are automatically available at no extra cost to NDC accreditation participants who have already done the Masterclasses F2F. Our Masterclasses Online blend the best of our speakers from all Masterclasses to date. Click here to see the content.

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NDC Masterclasses 14-15 September 2019 Toowoomba, Australia

Saturday 14 September 2019
Sunday 15 September 2019

Assoc/Prof (Adj) Pamela Douglas
Ms Renee Keogh
Dr Nikki Mills (video from March 2019 Masterclasses)
Dr Sharon Perrella (video from Sept 2018 Masterclasses)

The Clinical School, Level 2, St Vincent's Private Hospital, Toowoomba

DAY ONE - Masterclass 1

RACGP - QI and CPD - ACM CPD recognition - 40 points

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. ACRRM accredited.

NDC Masterclasses 18-19 October 2019 Melbourne, Australia

Friday 18 October 2019
Saturday 19 October 2019
St Vincents Private Hospital 59-61 Victoria Pde Fitzroy

DAY ONE - Masterclass 1

RACGP - QI and CPD - ACM CPD regognition - 40 points

40 Category 1 Points RACGP (ALM)

Latest News

Join our next Masterclasses for health professionals on 14-15 September 2019 at St Vincents Private Hospital, Toowoomba.  Dr Pam and Renee will present, with videos of talks by Dr Nikki Mills (ENT surgeon, anatomist) on the lingual frenulum and floor of mouth fascia and Dr Sharon Perella (lactation consultant, researcher) on breastmilk production and fat content.  

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The Possums Clinic
The Possums Clinic now operates out of the Possums Education and Research Centre, Greenslopes 31772000. Dr Pamela Douglas sees patients online or at Greenslopes; NDC accredited practitioner Renee Keogh offers consultations in-clinic, online, or in home visits.

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We have now launched PIPPS Parents, which gives parents access to the support of other parents and a wealth of Possums’ resources.

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