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The first ever Alice Springs Neuroprotective Development Care Masterclasses!

Possums Education is coming to Alice Springs April 3-4 2020, offering our 2 day Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) Masterclasses. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop innovative, evidence-based skills in early life care - without unnecessary medicalisation - and to optimize infant development from the very beginning of life.

Learn about:

  • the latest understandings of infant suck swallow and breath coordination in breastfeeding, drawing on new work about the floor of mouth fascia and oral frenula;
  • the new gestalt approach to breastfeeding, derived from ultrasound studies;
  • effective strategies for decreasing cry-fuss behaviours, including at the breast;
  • simple but effective strategies for supporting parental mental health;
  • a sleep approach that takes the work out of sleep

Assoc Prof (Adj) Pamela Douglas, GP-Lactation Consultant, Researcher, Medical Director of Possums Education;
Ms Renee Keogh, RN-Lactation Consultant, NDC Accredited Practitioner
Ms Narelle Dickinson, Clinical Psychologist

Video presenters:

Dr Nikki Mills, ENT specialist and anatomist, Starship Childrens Hospital, New Zealand
Dr Sharon Perrella, Human Lactation Research Group, University of Western Australia
Cost: $500 doctors, $450 other health professionals
Pre-requisites: Certification Workshops 1 and 2 online. $50 each if you register for Masterclasses.  https://education.possumsonline.com/certification

CPD points
These interactive Masterclasses include demonstrations with volunteer families and rich
opportunities for practice. ACM 12 CPD points, IBCLE 12 L-CERPS, and the applications for the new
triennium CPD points for RACGP and ACRRM are pending (previously 2 x ALMs).

For more information and registration,


Listed below are upcoming events, if you would like to list your event here please contact us


eHealth@Sydney 2020

11th February, 2020

The University of Sydney

Charles Perkins Centre, Lecture Theatre
John Hopkins Dr, Camperdown NSW 2006

Universities Australia Conference 2020

25-27 February 2020

National Convention Centre in Canberra

MARCH 2020  

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference

30 March - 1 April 2020

Mantra Legends, Gold Coast

2020 New Zealand Mental Health Conference

16th - 17th March 2020

Christchurch, New Zealand

WA Rural Health Conference 2020

21- 22 March 2020

Pan Pacific Perth

MAY 2020  

SPA 2020 National Conference

24 – 27 May 2020

Darwin Convention Centre, NT

7th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium:
Shaping the future

25-26 May 2020

Alice Springs Convention Centre, NT

JUNE 2020  

Associations Forum National Conference

22-23 June 2020

Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane

OT Exchange 2020

22-23 June 2020

Crown Promenade Melbourne

JULY 2020  

21st International Mental Health Conference

29-31 July 2020

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD

HIC 2020

27-29 July 2020

Brisbane, QLD

AUGUST 2020  

The 2020 Workplace Mental Health Symposium

31 August-1 September 2020

Hilton, Brisbane, QLD1


OCTOBER 2020  

38th CRANAplus Conference

14-16 October 2020

QT, Canberra, ACT