Conferences and Seminars

See previous conference information.
Upcoming Workshops, Courses and Events
For People Who Care For Babies, Their Families and Their Communities


2013 Calendar

IAIM Australia offers a range of community education and continuing professional development programs for members, parents, professionals and others interested in the health and well-being of babies and their families.


Supporting Mothers and Babies affected by Postnatal Depression - The Role of Touch (Infant Massage) Education

For any one working with women who are experiencing, or at risk of, postnatal depression. This webinar is also suitable for parents

Baby 96Baby 95Baby 88
This webinar is a screening of a pre-recorded presentation (with permission) by Prof. Parthibha Reebye, Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, from the University of British Columbia whose research focuses on the use of touch education for mothers with postnatal depression.

Prof. Reebye works extensively with women who are reluctant to take anti-depressants. In this 1-hour presentation, she provides a detailed discussion of scientific research about parent-infant touch and its relationship to supporting and protecting the mental health of mother-infant dyads - including how gentle touch supports co-regulation, bi-directional attunment, attachment, and right-brain development. She also highlights some of the reasons parents may feel resistant or uncertain about engaging in touch education, and some of the practical responses that can be given to support parent engagement.

Presented by: Prof. Parthibha Reebye, Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

Cost: Members: $24.60, Guests: $34.60

Suitable for: Any practitioners (including infant massage instructors, lactation consultants, infant mental health specialists, early intervention workers and general practitioners) interested in the use of touch to support the mental and developmental health of mother-infant dyads.

Date: Friday, 26 July. 2013

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm, AEST (the webinar will be recorded for viewing later if you are unable to listen at this time - however, registrations are essential in order to access the recording)

Venue: Online Webinar (access to a computer with speakers and high-speed internet connection is required)

CPD: Professional members of IAIM Australia can claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar.

Register for this event by clicking here!


Coffee & Chat with the CEO

For current members and supporters of IAIM Australia

Baby 96Baby 95Baby 88
Join the CEO of IAIM Australia on the second Friday of every month, for an online coffee and chat, to catch up on all the latest news, developments and activities of the association.

Presented by: Alice Campbell, CEO of IAIM Australia

Cost: FREE

Suitable for: Current financial members and supporters of IAIM Australia


Date: Coffee & Chat is held on the second Friday of each month. The next session is scheduled for Friday 13th September, 2013.

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm, AEST (the webinar will be recorded for viewing later if you are unable to listen at this time - however, registrations are essential in order to access the recording)

Venue: Online Webinar (access to a computer with speakers and high-speed internet connection is required)

CPD: Professional members of IAIM Australia can claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar.

Register for this event by clicking here!


Quality in Infant Massage Education Series
August Seminar: Making Sense of Continuing Professional Development


For professional members of IAIM Australia. Student Members are also welcome.

Baby 101Baby 102Baby 103
Being able to provide the best possible service to families depends on, amongst other things, keeping our knowledge up to date and developing our skills to more advanced levels.

For this reason, and in line with comunity expectations, IAIM Australia has a mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program to record and verify that our CIMIs participate in ongoing learning opportunities to refresh and expand their skills and knowledge.

This webinar will explain the IAIM CPD program in detail, with the aim of providing participants with the knowledge, skills and resources needed for meeting the CPD requirements of professional membership to IAIM Australia.

Topics covered in this webinar will include:
~ Aims and purpose of the IAIM CPD program
~ CPD requirements for CIMIs/ Professional Members
~ The types of activities that can be counted for CPD
~ CPD activities for multiple memberships/ registrations
~ Examples of CPD activities: including free/ low-cost CPD opportunities.
~ Keeping evidence of CPD

Presented by: IAIM Australia

Cost: $12.60

Suitable for: Current professional and student members of IAIM Australia


Date: This seminar is part of the Quality in Infant Massage Education series, held on the third Friday of each month. This session on CPD is scheduled for Friday 16th August, 2013.

Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm, AEST (the webinar will be recorded for viewing later if you are unable to listen at this time - however, registrations are essential in order to access the recording)

Venue: Online Webinar (access to a computer with speakers and high-speed internet connection is required)

CPD: Professional members of IAIM Australia can claim 1 CPD point for attending this webinar.

Register for this event by clicking here!