20th Anniversary Conference

This conference is now fully booked.

Please email sarah.lam@brazelton.co.uk if you would like to join our waiting list.

We will be live-tweeting updates from the conference on Twitter on the day (using #BC20Conference), so please feel free to participate online!

Celebrating 20 years of the Brazelton Centre UK: 

How the NBAS, NBO and Touchpoints contribute to our understanding of newborns

This one-day conference aims to celebrate 20 years of work in the UK with Dr T Berry Brazelton’s approach, focusing on understanding infant communication and development. Challenges, achievements and opportunities for practitioners working with infants and parents will be discussed.

This is an opportunity to listen to experienced practitioners working with young children and families in research, community and clinical settings. As the emphasis is placed on improving relationships, promote perinatal mental health and foster better child outcomes, the conference is of great interest to current policy and practice development in the UK.

Date: 21st September 2017

Venue: The Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DE  (view map)

Keynote speaker: Professor Kevin Nugent - Director, Brazelton Institute, Boston

Guest speakers: 

Professor Dieter Wolke - Professor Developmental Psychology, University of Warwick

Professor Colwyn Trevarthen - Professor (Emeritus) of Child Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Edinburgh

Click here to see our programme 

By the end of this conference, delegates will have:

  • Debated and explored the policy and community context of working with infants and parents in the UK
  • Understood the principles and guidelines of the Brazelton models when working with children and families
  • Explored how the NBAS/NBO/Touchpoints can be integrated into everyday practice used in research, the community, neonatal units and other clinical settings
  • Reviewed up to date research on infants’ development and on sleeping and crying issues

The conference will be of most interest to: 

Practitioners, researchers and policy makers working with infants and families (Health Visitors, Midwifes, Nurses, GPs, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, etc.). However, all disciplines and grades are welcome to attend.

The content of this event has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles. CPD certificates will be issued after attending the conference and filling in the evaluation forms.


  • General Theme: Young Children and Families - Promoting wellbeing and healthy relationships in the first years of life.
  • The deadline for abstract submissions has now ended.
  • Authors will be notified by 21st August. Please click here for more information.
  • If you have any further questions please email susana@brazelton.co.uk

Conference fee  

Early Bird rate: £75.00 (until 1st July 2017)

General rate: £85.00 (after 1st July 2017)

Students rate: £30.00

Cost includes lunch and refreshments.

Terms and Conditions:

Cancellation and Refunds

A cancellation charge of 50% of the invoiced fee will be levied if a
place is cancelled within two months of the date of the conference.