This meeting will take place virtually by Zoom:

  • Delegates have been sent a unique link to join the meeting by email (to the email you registered with) on the afternoon of Thursday 15 December - if it is not in your inbox, please check all other email folders.
  • If you have registered and have not received this link, or the link you have received does not take you to the waiting lobby, please contact us before 9.00am on the morning of the event (after this time we will only have intermittent access to emails)
  • We will open the meeting just before 9am, and you will enter the waiting lobby until we are ready to start with a few housekeeping notices, and the first talk at 9.15am. 

The programme is as follows:

9.00Welcome and housekeeping
9.15Sleep difficulties in children with neurodisability: how to manage, with a focus on service planning 
Dr Desaline Joseph, Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
10.15Sleep: a voluntary sector perspective
Vicki Dawson, the Sleep Charity
11.00Decision-making as a new consultant: START and beyond 
Dr Hannah Nicolson, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Rebecca Gumm, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
11.30Behavioural feeding difficulties in children with neurodisability, and the use of a specialist feeding clinic
Dr Veronica Kelly and team, Guys & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
12.15Neurodisability CSAC update
Dr Katherine Martin and Dr Joanna Coghill
12.30Lunch and CSAC surgeries
13.15The Neurodisability Community update
Dr Annabel Burton and Dr Yan Cheung, The Neurodisability Community
13.30BACD update
Dr Toni Wolff and Dr Jill Cadwgan, BACD
13.45Disability, data and service planning
Dr Jane Williams, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
14.45Workshops: Design your own service, with lessons from Autism Diagnostic Service Delivery Research
Dr Ian Male, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust plus additional facilitators
This workshop will consider how to design an autism diagnostic service, based on information from research on costs of autism diagnostic assessment and how to improve timeliness and quality of service delivery. Delegates will work in small groups with a facilitator to design their own service. Each facilitator will bring a different perspective from paediatric consultant, to parents, service manager and commissioner, and represent different service models. You will learn about different models that have the potential to improve service delivery, how to make use of limited budgets in building an affordable team with competencies to assess a child for possible autism, and some of the skills you may need as a consultant to improve your services.
16.30Feedback and close of Meeting

Delegates are able to book a surgery-style appointments with members of the Neurodisability CSAC click here. These are open to all trainees registered for the meeting and scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

This Meeting is primarily aimed at paediatric neurodisability grid trainees and trainees who have an interest in childhood disability. It is also open to and of relevance for all healthcare professionals who look after children with a disability.

This meeting is fully booked - please email us re the reserves list.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be confirmed in writing (via email). 
  • No refunds will be given for non-attendance or cancellations received after Wednesday 2 December 2020.
  • Cancellations received prior to this date will be eligible for a full refund, minus card processing fees.
  • Delegates may make arrangements for a substitute to attend in their place at any time with no cost incurred by contacting the BACD office.

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