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.


Abstract Submission - deadline Sunday 9 December 2018

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

The ASM is accepting abstracts for poster presentation which is a fantastic opportunity to showcase excellent clinical practise as well as local and national research.

Abstracts for poster presentation are invited in the following categories:

  • Description of novel multi-disciplinary working. Results of evaluation should be included.
  • Reports of original research or quality improvement. Must include results and conclusions. Reports of audits must include completion of the audit cycle and must illusrtate new ways of working which will be generalisable to other teams.
  • We encourage submissions from all members of the multi-disciplinary team, especially those in trainee positions.
  • If you are selected to present a poster you will be required to register to attend the conference.
  • Undergraduate students and foundation doctors selected to present will receive free registration. There are no other bursaries available.

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.

Submit your abstract here.

Registration Fees - Very Early Bird registration closes at midnight, 31 January 2018

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

Trainee Drs - £90 (non-members £100)

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

Undergraduate students/Foundation Drs - £45

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.
  • 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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