About the Society

Established in 2012,  the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Society of Australasia (NBPSA) has provided a place of communication, collaboration, education and advocacy for doctors interested in developmental paediatrics. Current membership spans Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

In August 2023, the NBPSA changed its name to the Australasian Society for Developmental Paediatrics (ASDP). This was to enable those outside of the society to understand our work more easily. This name also combines domains of clinical practice, neurodevelopmental disability paediatrics and developmental-behavioural paediatrics into a single combined descriptor 'developmental' paediatrics.

The purpose of the society, written into our constitution, is defined around three related goals. Each of these are intended to build better care for the children seen by our membership:

  1. To support our members (e.g. with professional education and collegiate supports)
  2. To build excellence the professional field of Developmental Paediatrics
  3. To advocate for this area of work, and the children we care for.

Membership of the society is entirely voluntary. Members choose to join in order to learn, contribute, and be part of a community of peers.

The society is not-for profit. We are entirely self-funded. We do not accept money from industry, such as Pharma companies. We do not receive money from government sources. This allows us to be fully independent in our activities and advocacy.