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20 Lactation Consultants of Australia and NZ 2022 Conference

On behalf of the LCANZ Conference organising committee, we invite you to join us at Kingscliff NSW for the 5th Transnational LCANZ Breastfeeding Conference.

The theme for this year is Breastfeeding IMPACT – Infants, Mothers, Professionals, Assistance, Culture, Teams.

Our conference will host an array of quality international and local speakers as well as many dynamic oral and poster presentations selected by our scientific committee relevant to one or more of the sub-themes.
Whatever your involvement with breastfeeding/lactation, this conference is guaranteed to inspire and provide an opportunity to connect with others, share knowledge and develop skills to IMPACT positively when partnering with families and other health professionals.

Friday 20 – Saturday 21 May 2022, Kingscliff NSW Australia

Contact: Helene Stewart
Email: [email protected]





26 Source Kids Disability Expo

Source Kids Disability Expo is coming back to Sydney ICC on the weekend of 26-27 March 2022. View detail online.

Please save this very important date and reach out to your families to connect with you at this event!

The expo will showcase the latest products, services and technology designed for both children, youth and young adults with a disability. 

We'd love to see you there!

Contact: Kelly Wilton
Email: [email protected]


3 Strengthening your Inner Scientist: A Paediatric Speech Pathologist’s Guide to Engaging with Evidence

We all know we’re meant to be evidence-based practitioners, but for most speech pathologists, the sciencey side of that EBP triangle is a bit, well, scary. It’s been a long time since stats at university, and getting your hands on a research paper is hard enough, let alone reading it, figuring out whether it’s any good, and working out how to apply it with your clients.

Guess what? You’re not alone. Most speech pathologists aren’t researchers, and that’s a good thing! Most of us need to be on the ground, helping individual kids;  but we also need to be engaging with the science in our field, so we can provide the best-practice management our clients deserve. So, what we really need to know is how to *consume* research, not how to do research. In this online workshop, we’ll spend four fortnightly sessions talking about the steps needed to integrate scientific evidence into your practice.

Whether you work with babies or adolescents, you'll leave with a stronger inner scientist who can help you navigate your thorniest clinical dilemmas. Places are limited for this small workshop, so sign up now to avoid missing a spot!

Visit the event website for more information

Contact: Dr Katherine Sanchez
Email: [email protected]

17 PEERS® Teleconference 2022

The PEERS® for Young Adults Certified Training Seminar is designed exclusively for psychologists, mental health professionals,  special education teachers, medical physicians, registered nurses, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and researchers who work with young adults with autism and other social challenges. Attendees will obtain 24 hours of training over 3 days regarding use of the PEERS® Curriculum and the research behind the program.

Date: 17-19 February 2022 (8 am-4 pm AEDT)

Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Laugeson is the Founder and Director of the UCLA PEERS® Clinic.

Learning Objectives for training: 
 - Attendees will learn about the friendship and social difficulties common to young adults with autism spectrum disorder and other social challenges.
 - Attendees will learn how to conduct group social skills training for young adults and their parents/caregivers.
 - Attendees will become familiar with the PEERS® for Young Adults Treatment Manual and the research upon which it is founded.
 -Attendees will be equipped with the tools to deliver PEERS® in community mental health, medical, research, or educational settings

Contact: Beverley
Email: [email protected]