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Joint Annual Study Day for Professionals in Neonatal Care - The Sensory World of the Infant

File 1482365th Annual Study Day for neonatal physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and others working in NICU and early intervention.

An exciting day bringing together prominent speakers from across medical, nursing and therapy professions to present and discuss research and best practice in line with this year's theme.





Keynote Address – Every Experience Matters

Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L - Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Pediatrics at Washington University, St. Louis

Keynote Address – TBC

David Edwards is Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, Kings College London, Head of the Department of Perinatal Imaging and Health, and Director of the Kings College Centre for the Developing Brain

Long term sensory feeding difficulties in an ex-prem population; the journey from the unit to home and different presentations.  

Alex Connelly – Speech and Language Therapist, Royal London Hospital

Physiotherapy Presentation - TBC

Laura Angus and Michelle Mackay - Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Parent Perspective - TBC
Panel Discussion

Three years of Family Integrated Care in Leeds and still going strong

Dr Liz McKechnie, Consultant Neonatologist, Leeds Children’s Hospital.

How IFDC changes the environment of NNU drawing on the parent and staff experience, parent education programme and feedback

Karen Platonos - IFDC co-ordinator 

Supporting and Enhancing NICU Sensory Experiences (SENSE)

Bobbi Pineda, PhD, OTR/L - Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Pediatrics at Washington University, St. Louis

Free Paper Presentations
Panel Discussion
Closing Address

Call for Abstracts

This year, we will be including poster presentations and short 5-minute paper presentations. Submitting an abstract and presenting at the study day is an opportunity to share your work and learning whilst enhancing your continuing professional development. We welcome submissions from all areas of neonatal therapy practice.

Abstracts must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, 25th June 2018

Notification to authors of successful abstracts will be made by Friday, 6th July 2018.

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To book your place

Register online and either:

  • PAY NOW using your PayPal account or a credit / debit card
  • PAY LATER by requesting an invoice to pay by cheque or direct transfer / sending a purchase order from your employer.

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Delegate costs: 



Where & When

27 Sep 2018
9.00am - 5.00pm
Holiday Inn - London Bloomsbury
Coram Street
London WC1N 1HT


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