ERIC's first ever virtual Roadshow will be taking place throughout the week commencing 15th November 2021. The format will be a series of short workshops ranging from 1 to 2 hours long. Our aim is to try and cover new topics, or look at certain aspects in more detail, to offer professionals further opportunities for learning in addition to our standard training programmes.

Please note that there is one cost that covers all sessions. Delegates are welcome to attend all or just particular sessions of interest. Registered delegates will also have the option to watch the recordings of all sessions for up to 2 weeks after the event.

Programme

Monday 15th November - 10am

What's potty about elimination communication? An evidence-based approach to baby pottying for professionals - Rebecca MottramPeter Williams and Alina Lynden

Baby pottying is also known as elimination communication (EC), assisted infant toilet training, baby-led potty training or natural infant hygiene. It is the practice of using an infant’s natural timing and cues to recognise elimination patterns and holding the baby over a toilet or potty rather than using a nappy. It can be done anytime from birth, some or all of the time.

This session will look at the history and evidence base for baby pottying, discuss the benefits and challenges of this approach and provide information on how to put the theory into practice and support parents.

Tuesday 16th November - 10am

An introduction to Interoception - Vikki Stain

Interoception is still a relatively new area. It is our sense that allows us to notice our internal body signals. This in turn informs us of our “need to do something” and leads to us acting on this need; such as hunger or pain. Differences in interoception are very common and can lead to challenges in knowing how we feel and what we should do. It can affect many areas including toileting, particularly children with atypical neurodevelopment.

This talk is to introduce the concept of interoception, how it can affect the lives of our clients and being aware of this in assessing children with continence difficulties.

Tuesday 16th November - 2pm

Clean Intermittent Catheterisation – encouraging reluctant children to catheterise - Brenda Cheer

A basic introduction to catheterisation, with hints and tips for helping children engage with the process.

Wednesday 17th November - 10am

What’s new on ERIC’s Poo Ladder? - Brenda Cheer

Suppository? Mini-washout? Balloon catheter system? ACE? Brenda will use the ERIC Poo Ladder to help you decide which products to use when, including a look at new products on the market.

Wednesday 17th November - 2pm

Persistent nocturnal enuresis - what are the treatment options? - Dr Chinnaiah Yemula

This talk explores our understanding of enuresis, complex pathogenesis, what might cause treatment resistance and the various treatment options.

Thursday 18th November - 10am

Monsters in the loo - toileting anxiety - Dr Eve Fleming

This workshop will explore the underlying mechanisms and causes of anxiety in children and the impact this can have on learning toileting skills. It will use case studies and discuss strategies to help children, their families, and professionals.

Online event

These workshops will be delivered via Zoom webinar.

We would recommend that attendees access this training from home using a personal device if at all possible. If you are intending to use your organisation's computer, please check that there are no firewalls in place that will prevent you from joining a Zoom webinar.

Payment information

The cost of this event is £35 per person.

Please note that there is one cost that covers all sessions. Delegates are welcome to attend all or just particular workshops of interest. Registered delegates will also have the option to watch the recordings of all sessions for up to 2 weeks after the event.

Please note that we can only accept payment by card via our booking system.

Cancellation & transfer policy

If written notification is received 30 days before the course, we will issue a refund. We regret that no refunds can be made on bookings cancelled less than 30 days before the course. A colleague may attend in your place rather than forfeit the full course fee.

ERIC reserves the right to cancel the course. In the unlikely event of cancellation by ERIC, course fees paid will be refunded in full.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

This event is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd