Rhythms of Infant Life Conference 2014
We are pleased to announce our third bi-annual conference, entitled the 'Rhythms of Infant Life'. The one-day conference will take place on Monday 31st March, 2014. The conference will be held at the Anthropology Department, located on Durham University's Science Site (DH1 3LE) . Here, international experts in infant sleep will present and discuss research relating to the development of infant sleep and biological rhythms. This will be of particular interest to healthcare professionals who are asked to advise parents on their infants' sleep patterns and needs.
Please visit our conference homepage for further information.
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