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This section gives health professionals the opportunity to view other up and coming conferences/training events. These events are not necessarily endorsed or supported by Bliss, but may be of interest to health professionals.

Please follow the link if you would like to see information about upcoming Bliss events for healthcare professionals.


Patient feedback for the ICU setting

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has developed a validated patient feedback tool for ICU doctors, including neonatologists and intensivists, to use in ICU settings – Paediatric Carers of Children Feedback (PaedCCF) ICU on Wednesday 28 June 2017

The ICU version has been specifically piloted for use in this setting and participants’ result reports show comparison against other paediatricians working in these settings, rather than paediatricians generally.

Rounds run over 12 months to allow for the challenges of collecting feedback in this clinical area, and are open to career grade doctors only.

The maximum number of returned responses is 40 but we can also provide early results reports with fewer responses for revalidation purposes once a round has begun. A further updated report can then be provided once further responses are received.  

The cost is currently £40 to RCPCH members and £60 to non-members.

Find out more from our PaedCCF webpage

Reason Neonatal Meeting

The Reason Neonatal meeting brings together an excellent faculty from the UK and abroad, the meeting will deliver hot topics in neonatology through lectures, discussion and networking opportunities. This meeting regularly attracts around 350 attendees due to the quality of the stimulating and informative education offered, and its broad relevance to the entire neonatal multidisciplinary team. 

The Reason Neonatal meeting will be taking place from Sunday 2 July 2017 to Tuesday 4 July 2017 at Warwick University.

The cost varies depending on your role, visit the Reason registration page for additional information.

Find out more from the Reason Neonatal Meeting website.

British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) Annual Conference, Excellence in Perinatal Practice

This conference will showcase the best and most up to date evidence in perinatal care through lectures and presentations, interactive workshops, debates and panel discussions.

It is aimed at everyone who is interested in delivering quality care to babies and their families including consultants and trainees in neonatal medicine and obstetrics, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health care professionals, parents and advocacy organisations.

The conference will take place on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September 2017 in Birmingham.

The costs for delegates vary, visit the BAPM website for additional information.

Joint Annual Study Day for Professionals in Neonatal Care - Working Together in Neonatology

4th Annual Study Day for neonatal physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and others working in NICU and early intervention.

An exciting day bringing together prominent speakers from across medical, nursing and therapy professions to present and discuss research and best practice in line with this year's theme, 'Family First'.

The Study Day will take place on Thursday 28 September 2017 in Edinburgh.

The cost is £95 per delegate, visit the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists registration page to sign up.

Find out more from the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists website.

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Conference

The RCM are delighted to announce the launch of the annual conference and exhibition. In response to popular demand, conference will be FREE to attend for all RCM members.

The conference will boast a two-day programme, curated by RCM members and editor of Midwives magazine, Emma Godfrey-Edwards.

WHY ATTEND
•Five NEW content streams, packed over a two-day conference programme including dedicated sessions for student midwives
•Face-to-face support and NEW resources for your revalidation in our Learning Zone
•A conference address from the NEW RCM chief executive and president
•A NEW central venue – making it even easier for all four UK countries to attend
•NEW exhibitors at our lively, 60+, formula-free exhibition
•NEW networking and learning opportunities. Share knowledge and experiences with an audience of more than 3000 midwifery professionals
•PLUS, the opportunity to earn 16 hours towards your 20 hours required for revalidation.

The RCM Annual Conference will be taking place from Tuesday 31 October 2017 and Wednesday 1 November 2017 in Manchester Central.

The conference is now fully booked but interested individuals can join the waiting list, you will be notified if spaces become available.

Find out more from the RCM Conference website.

Unicef Annual Conference 2017

Introduced to the UK in 1995, the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative is based on a global accreditation programme of Unicef and the World Health Organisation.

It is designed to support breastfeeding and parent infant relationships by working with public services to improve standards of care. It is the first ever national intervention to have a positive effect on breastfeeding rates in the UK.

Unicef's annual conference is taking place in Telford on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 and Thursday, 23 November 2017 at the Telford International Centre.  Tickets pricing and further information about the event can be found on the Unicef website.

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