This joint Scottish Association for Community Child Health (SACCH) / BACD conference is open to all clinicians working within child health, across all specialties. Will be of particular interest to those working in Neonatal care, Neurodisability and Community Child Health.

Registration deadline 16 May

To book click here

If you have any general queries about the event, contact the SACCH Chair Dr Shiuli Russell


Day one (18 May, afternoon)

  • Neurorehabilitation and Brain Injury - Dr Rob Forsyth, Consultant Neurologist, Newcastle Hospital NHS Trust
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy - a new future - Dr Iain Horroks, Consultant Neurologist, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
  • Supporting families affected by childhood acquired brain injury - Gerard Anderson, Head of Brain Injury Services, Child Brain Injury Trust

Day two (19 May, afternoon)

  • Early life indicators of neurodevelopmental atypicality in children born preterm: potential for stratification and early intervention - Prof Sue Fletcher Watson, Director of Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, Edinburgh 
  • Optimising Outcomes and neonatal neurodevelopmental care - Hilary Cruikshank, Specialist Neurodevelopmental

    Physiotherapist, Edinburgh

  • William Morris Prize SACCH/SPS Poster Prize St Andrew’s Day Symposium 2019 & 2020
  • Neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients with congenital cardiac conditions - Dr Nashwa Matta, Assoc Specialist in Neonatology and neurodevelopment, Glasgow

  • Educational outcomes and prematurity - Prof Samantha Johnson, Developmental Psychologist, Dept of Health Sciences, Uni of Leicester

Abstract submission - deadline 1 May

Submissions for both clinical and research presentations are now welcome (see booking page for submission form):

  • 4 speakers will be chosen to present on day one of the conference (prizes to be announced on day two)
  • 2 prizes are available: 
    • Patricia Jackson Award for a presentation by a doctor in training
    • Alison Kerr Award for presentation by a non-consultant clinician.
British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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