Annual Conferences

  • 2022 Annual Conference: A Successful Journey

    25 Aug 2022 – 27 Aug 2022

    The 2022 NBPSA Annual Conference was held between Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 August 2022 at Sheraton Grand Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales.

    The meeting theme 'A Successful Journey', focussed on providing paediatric care in developmental disability to assist those our members care for achieve their personal best outcomes across their lifespan

    The conference was attended by specialist paediatricians, medical practitioners and other health professionals who have an interest in neurodevelopmental and behavioural paediatrics.

    Organising Committee members: Yvette Vella (Chair), Shankari Arunanthy, Nick Fancourt, Jolene Fraser, Michael McDowell, Natalie Ong, Con Papadopoulos, Manina Pathak, Jacki Small, Harmonie Wong-See

  • 2021 Annual Conference: Children Developing Safely

    26 Aug 2021 – 28 Aug 2021

    The 2021 NBPSA Annual Conference was held between 26 - 28 August 2021 as a virtual conference. The meeting theme was "Children Developing Safely".

    Organising Committee members: Deepa Jeyaseelan (Chair) Shankari Arunanthy, Nadia Coscini, Jane Lesslie, Clare Maley, Bianca Middleton, Chris Pearson, Yvette Vella and Lee-Anne Harris

  • 2019 Annual Conference: It's not all Black and White

    22 Aug 2019 – 24 Aug 2019

    Keynote speaker: Jeff McMullen, journalist and human rights advocate

    The 2019 Conference focused on the unique and complex nature of NDB paediatric practice. Plenaries and workshops explored approaches to deal with a range of complex issues relating to psychopharmacology, externalising and internalising mental health conditions, including managing challenging behaviours and anxiety, and positive outcomes and hope in the complexity space.

  • 2018 Sixth Annual Conference

    30 Aug 2018 – 1 Sep 2018

    Keynote speakers: Professor David Amor, Clinical Geneticist, Victorian Clinical Genetic Services; Professor Martin Delatycki, Clinical Medical Director, Victorian Clinical Genetic Services; and Heather Renton, President of SWAT Australia and parent of a child with a disability

    The 2018 Conference in Melbourne was held partly in conjunction with The International Society for Behavioural Phenotypes. Educational sessions covered a range of interesting topics, including the implications associated with genetic testing in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, managing parental engagement in potential ‘quack’ therapies, managing Tourette syndrome and intractable epilepsy and exploring the paediatrician’s role in tackling tech time.