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The 25th European Academy of Childhood Disability three day conference will be hosted at The Sage in Newcastle-Gateshead from 10th-12th October 2013.
The theme of the conference is From Basic Research to Policy. There will be an exciting mix of presentations including lectures from keynote speakers, invited oral presentations, submitted oral presentations, posters and debates on hot topics in research and practice.
There are seven pre-conference symposia on Wednesday 9th October. The main conference will start at 10.00 am on Thursday 10th October with six free instructional courses across three parallel sessions in which delegates can discuss issues in depth. We hope that this stimulates debate from the outset of the conference. We encourage you to arrive on Wednesday so that you can join the courses after a relaxed breakfast. Registration will open at 8.00 am.
Exhibitions of new technologies and interventions will take place on the first two days of the conference.
The conference carries 15 CPD credits approved by Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Colin Blakemore, University of Oxford, UK
Kate Bushby, Newcastle University, UK
Naila Khan, Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Bangladesh
Susan Lindsay, Newcastle University, UK
Dainius Puras, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Tom Shakespeare, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Marshalyn Yeargin-Alsopp, Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, USA
Identity and citizenship
Nutrition and feeding
Management challenges in severe cerebral palsy
ASD early intervention
Recovery, treatment and developmental variation
Inclusion, Participation, Transition
New genetics for non-geneticists (P Szatmari and J Parr)
Early assessment of and support for infants with significant visual impairments (N Dale and A Salt)
Pain management in children and young people with cerebral palsy (D Fehlings)
pGALS as a triage tool for children with musculoskeletal problems (H Foster, R Lodh, S Jandial)
Qualitative research in childhood disability: maintaining rigour in diverse (J Goldbart)
Enhancing social participation: evidence based strategies for supporting access to online social networking (P Raghavendra and E Grace)
Developmental Coordination Disorder: assessment and treatment indications (R Blank and R Lingham)
Exploring the ethical and social issues associated with children’s participation in health and medical research (R Traustadottir and J McLaughlin)
Evaluation and discrimination of secondary dystonia and choreoathetosis in dyskinetic cerebral palsy (E Monbaliu, E Ortibus and H Feys)
NICE Clinical Guideline on management of spasticity in children and young people: implementing clinical recommendations (P Eunson, S Cawker, L Carr, A Musson and J Williams)
Life-mode interview – a facilitating interview between young children and professionals, anchored in everyday life (I Øien, B Fallang and S Østensjø)
Partnerships between families, service providers and researchers: why and how? (M Ketelaar, C Morris, N Kolemainen and Parent(s), M Busk)
Pre-conference symposia will be held on 9th October at the Great North Museum, Newcastle.
9.30 – 12.30:
Parents’ meeting, organised jointly by the International Cerebral Palsy Society and Percy Hedley School
Describing interventions, outcomes and impact
IPBIS meeting. Paediatric acquired brain injury (morning session)
14.00 – 17.00:
Cognitive Monitoring of Children with CP
IPBIS meeting. Paediatric acquired brain injury (afternoon session)
Neuroimaging in cerebral palsy: from morphology function relationship to clinical presentation
Designed by Sir Norman Foster & Partners, The Sage Gateshead is North East England's flagship conference and events venue, combining state of the art design and fantastic location with outstanding facilities and levels of service. Located on the south bank of the River Tyne, it is at the heart of the public and private sector development of Gateshead Quays. The building's spectacular open spaces and glazed front offer sweeping views across the river towards Newcastle and one of Northern Europe's most dramatic cityscapes. The Sage Gateshead has world class acoustics and state of the art technical facilities in all of its conference and performance spaces.
The workshop is for young disabled people to come together to talk about all kinds of things about sport. If you are a young disabled person who has an interest in sport, health and fitness we’d love you to come along. If you are a young non-disabled person who has an interest in disability sport then you are also very welcome. Click here for further information.
The workshop is about sharing information about sport and leisure opportunities that are available now and working together to create better opportunities for young disabled people. Click here for further information.
The focus will be very much on discussion and sharing of ideas, views and experiences. Click here for further information.
For more information on activities, who will be there, venue and registration please click here.