BACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

The changing face of paediatric neurodisability: new diagnoses, new interventions, new challenges

Thursday 21 March 2019, Leicester

Registration is now open! Click here to book online.


Registration Fees - Very Early Bird registration closes at midnight, Sunday 6 January 2019

Confirmed Lectures & Speakers:

  • Genetic advances and their impact on families: Dr Mohnish Suri, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, and Keri Oliver, Genetic Counsellor, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Children with complex care needs - a parent's view: Leanne Cooper, parent of Sophie
  • Experimental treatment and life-prolonging treatment - ethics, conflict, and limits: Prof Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics, University of Oxford
  • CPIP and its implementation: Ms Kathryn Price, Consultant Orthopeadic Surgeon, and Rebekah Tinney, Physiotherapist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Managing increasing complexity from a therapist's point of view - Dawn Forbes, Bobath Clinical Expert Physiotherapy, and Jenny Carroll, Consultant Physiotherapist, Bobath Children's Therapy Centre Wales
  • SLT interventions for children with Down syndrome: Dr Vesna Stojanovik, Associate Professor of Clinical Linguistics, University of Reading

Drs (consultants, SASSG) - £120 (non-members £135)

Trainee Drs - £90 (non-members £100)

Other professionals - £65 (non-members £75)

Undergraduate students/Foundation Drs - £45

Conference Dinner* (Weds 20 March) - £30

*Conference dinner will take place at the Holiday Inn Leciester

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Mac Keith Poster Prize


The £250 Mac Keith Poster Prize is awarded to the best poster presentation that reports innovative multi-disciplinary working for children and young people with neurodisability and their families.

Abstract submission has now closed. All those who have submitted an abstract will be contacted in the new year to confirm if they have been selected to present a poster.

The conference will take place at the Mercure Grand Hotel Leicester, a short walk from Leicester train station. There is a secure car park on site and alternative parking options nearby.

Accommodation (B&B) at discounted rates is available at the Mercure Grand Hotel (£115) or the Holiday Inn (£98). Please contact for details on how to book. These rates are only available for a limited time.


  • Terms and Conditions
  • Full payment of registration fees must be made at the time of booking. If you are unable to register via the online system and pay by credit/debit card, please contact
  • We are unable to reserve places without payment.
  • Invoices cannot be issued after Thursday 7 February 2019. Your place will not be guaranteed until payment has been received.
  • Cancellations must be confirmed in writing to Cancellations received before Thursday 28 February 2019 will receive a full refund on registration fees minus £20 admin fee.
  • No refunds will be given for non-attendance or cancellations received after Thursday 28 February 2019 under any circumstances.
  • Delegates may make arrangements for a substitute to attend in their place at any time with no cost incurred by contacting
  • Missed meals will not be reimbursed.
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