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6TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

MUMBAI

THEME: Neonatal Therapy to Strengthen the Maternal-Neonatal Bond

15-17TH NOVEMBER, 2024

Venue: YMACA, COLABA, MUMBAI

SCIENTIFIC CHAIRPERSON:

Shailaja Jaywant,

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai

ORGANIZING SECRETARY:

Usha Kasar,

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Seth GS Medical College, KEM Hospital, Mumbai

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR:

Sanika Gawade,

Senior Occupational Therapist, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai

Promotion

Dr Sheetal Vivek Dhande

Occupational Therapist, Vidya Vikas Hospital, Nashik.


Jyoti Saini,

Director, ShamsYos Rehabilitation 

Clinic, Ambernath

Sponsorship

Sonal Sharma, Mumbai

Registration and Reception

Prachi Gangurde,

Consultant Peadiatric Occupational Therapist, Dr Vasantrao Pawar Medical College & Research Centre, Nashik

Helping Hands Peadiatric Rehabilitation Centre, Nashik.

Workshops 

1

Neonatal Therapist's Assessments 


Speaker

Sanika Gawade is an occupational therapy professional residing in Mumbai, India. She has pioneered in implementing the concepts of neonatal therapy in the institute where she works full time as an clinical occupational therapist. Sanika works in LTMG hospital, Sion Mumbai & has keen interest & vast clinical experience in treating neonates. She has done Masters in Occupational therapy from Mumbai University & OTRL (USA). Sanika has presented papers & splint in national conference of All India Occupational therapy Association & has received Best splint award. Apart from her liking for patient care & communication, she is interested in travelling distances & reading.


2

Empowering Mother-infant dyad in feeding technuque

At the end of workshop participant will be able to

1.Objectively  assess the oral motor skills in Neonates.
2. plan & provide  intervention for improving feeding skills in mother-infant dyad


Speaker

Shailaja Jaywant is working as Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy at LTM Medical College at Mumbai for more than 35 years. She is registered International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC®), with expertise in the field of Feeding Assessment & Intervention in Preterm Neonates & Infants’ Developmental Care in the first 1000 days of life. She is a Recipient of the P. N. Berry Scholarship by the Govt. of India to study in the United Kingdom (UK) and honoured with the Professional Excellence Award by the All-India Occupational Therapists’ Association in 2024.

3

Relationship Based Intervention in the NICU

At the end of workshop

  1. The shift to parenting and the early stages of the formation of parent-infant relationships will be recognizable to participants.

  2. In the framework of developing relationships, participants will learn how to relate to parents as an act of support.

Speaker

Hemant Nandgaonkar​ is an occupational therapist in Mumbai, India. He has advanced training in Developmentally Supportive Care, Newborn Behavioral Observation, Infant Driven Feeding, as well as Hand Therapy, Ayres Sensory Integration® Therapy, Kinesiotaping, Thera-Band®, Research, and Ethics. He is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at the Occupational Therapy School and Centre, Seth G. S. Medical College, and K.E.M. Hospital. He now serves as President of the Association for Neonatal Therapists in India and on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

4

Sensory Intervention and strategies in NICU

Speaker

Geetha M. Arora is a Neonatal & Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Clinical Director of MOVE N GROW - Neonatal & Pediatric Occupational Therapy Clinic, Noida. She is trained in NBO (Neonatal Behavioral Observatiion), NBAS ( Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale), Brazelton Institute Boston, SENSE program, Certified in IGNITE (Core Training & Mentoring program for Neonatal Therapist), Neonatal Touch & Massage ( NTMTC), Advances in NICU Feeding Management (BWH, Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, Boston),SOFFI Method (Supporting Oral Feeding Fragile Infants), Beckmann oral motor assessment & intervetion, SOS feeding program, Advanced level in prechtl’s General Movement Assessment, Sensory Integration Therapy (USC), Advanced mentorship in SPD (STAR Institute).She is a visiting Neonatal Occupational Therapist in renowed hospitals in delhi NCR. National and international speaker, researcher and author. She is passionate about supporting premature infants and families in the NICU and in follow-up programs and is keenly interested in creating awareness about Neonatal Therapy.


5

Post Discharge Monitoring the of NICU Graduates

Speaker

Usha Bhojane-Kasar is a Mumbai based Occupational Therapist and has been working in the field of Pediatric Rehabilitation & Neonatalology. She is presently working as Assistant Professor at Occupational Therapy School and Centre, Seth G. S. medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, post graduate teacher for developmental disabilities at Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. She is Certified in Ayres Sensory Integration, Kinesiotaping and trained in Handwriting Without Tears, Myofascial Release Technique and has attended numerous workshops and trainings in NDT. She has presented various research papers in national conferences and received Youth Talent Award, Best Scientific paper at the National level conferences of All India Occupational Therapists Association. In her career as an Occupational Therapist, Usha has also been involved in community awareness and education of teachers and parents.

WHO CAN ATTEND

Neonatal Therapist,

Neonatologist,

Neonatal Nurse,

Lactation Consultant,

Palliative Therapist

Pediatrician


Occupational Therapist,

Physical Therapist,

Speech Therapist,

Feeding And Swallowing Therapist,

Psychologist,

Ophthalmologist,

FOR ALL - EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION TILL 30th APRIL, 2024 INDIVIDUAL - Rs. 5775/-

GROUP OF FIVE - Rs. 18,875/-

(SAVE RS. 10,000/-)

AFTER 30th APRIL, 2024 

MEMBERS - Rs. 5775/-

NON MEMEBERS Rs. 7500/-

Payment details Payment will be accepted by NEFT 

Bank Name :Canara Bank  

Branch :Mumbai, Parel  

Name of the Account holder :Association of Neonatal Therapists Account number :0110201004920  IFSC CODE :CNRB0000110  

Simple Registration Process

Pay by NEFT - Send Your details along with transaction details to neonataltherapistindia@gmail.com

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