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Call for Abstracts--Sp’e’qum: Nurturing Developmental Wellbeing, Strengthening Children and Families, 20 Year Anniversary Early Years Conference 2016

Deadline May 31, 2015

Sp’e’qum [spay-come]: Children are regarded as a flower that needs nourishment, love and care. Think of our children as a garden, they need a place to show their beauty and pride (Cowichan Coast Salish)

Join us to celebrate 20 years of innovative professional development with our 10th conference in Canada for early childhood development and family support. Our success reflects the powerful partnerships that we have formed across many communities: University of British Columbia, Infant Development Program, Aboriginal Infant Development Program, Sunny Hill Health Centre, BC Children’s Hospital, Family Support Institute and many more. These partnerships allow us to address diverse topics of evidence based practice and research. The 2016 conference will continue to lead the field to improve skill development, practice and systems. Over the last 20 years there has been an explosion in research in areas of child development, child welfare, infant mental health, and family support. The conference has evolved from national to international participation.

Vancouver, British Columbia
January 28 - 30, 2016

Call for Abstracts:

For information on submission guidelines and topics, please click here: (PDF).

To submit an abstract, please submit the document online at or e-mail the submission to Amy at

For more information, visit the website at or contact

Amy Sissons, Program Assistant
UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
Phone: +1.604.822.7524
Toll-Free (within Canada/US): +1.855.827.3112