BACCH Annual Scientific Meeting

2016 ASM: Expert updates on Community Child Health & Neurodisability
15-16 September 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle


  • Keynote Lectures
    Thursday 15 September
    Friday 16 September
    Early interventions in ASD for community paediatricians (Prof Ann Le Couteur, Newcastle University) What do community paediatricians do? Key findings from the workforce planning project
    (Dr Gabrielle Laing, BACCH Chair)
    A new landscape in SEN & disability – two years in what has changed; what challenges remain?
    (Amanda Allard, Council for Disabled Children)
    Visual impairment – where are we now?
    (Dr Katherine Spowart, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde)
    Bladder & bowel difficulties in children with neurodevelopmental disability
    (Dr Anne Wright, Evelina London Children’s Hospital)
    What does the SPARCLE study tell us about the lives of children & young people with cerebral palsy across Europe? (Prof Allan Colver, Newcastle University)
  • Workshops
    Workshops Thursday 15th
    Workshops Friday 16th
    • Bruising in non mobile babies – assessment & investigation
    • Can a jobbing community paediatrician really involve their patients in research?
    • Developing life course pathways based on the Family Friendly Framework approach: obesity
    • Griffiths III conversion course (part 1)
    • Improving speech intelligibility in cerebral palsy
    • Preparing for Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) inspections
    • Update on training for Trainers & Trainees
    • A national quality dashboard for safeguarding
    • Griffiths III conversion course (part 2)
    • Informatics & safeguarding: national update
    • Maintaining compassion
    • Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Comorbidities: the case for surveillance
    • Setting up a local transition service for CYP with PMLD & physical disability: sharing our experience
    • Why does this child not have a cochlear Implant?


Prices start at £50 (charity rate for delegate pack insert).

Please contact Isabelle Robinson with any queries.

Previous ASMs

Year Title and Programme Location
2015 Leeds
2014 Developments in Community Child Health: what’s new? Cardiff
2013 Getting it right for children: Improving clinical care Cardiff
2012 Action in an Age of Austerity Birmingham
2011 Investing in Children - Size Matters Birmingham
2010 Safe & Sound Edinburgh
2009 Adolescent Health (Joint meeting with BAGP) Leeds
2008 Early Years Matter Leicester
2007 Teaching, Training, & Improving our Skills Reading
2006 New Problems, New Solutions Reading
2005 Children’s nutrition in the 21st century Reading
2004 Children’s Emotional Health - Our Primary Challenge Reading
2003 Clinical Guidelines: who needs them? Reading
2002 Frameworks for Children’s Health Leicester
2001 Looking Forward: the Impact of Changing Policy on Child Health Chester


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