AusACPDM & IAACD 2022 Conference

AusACPDM & IAACD 2022 Conference

5th September, 2020

The Combined 11th Australasia Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the 3rd International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disabilities Conference ‘BETTER TOGETHER’ (AusACPDM / IAACD 2022) will take place from the 1st to the 5th March 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This will be a hybrid conference, presenters can plan to attend in person or virtually

Submissions for abstracts for Focused Symposia and Current Debates/Controversies are now closed, with outcomes to be announced in January 2021. Future calls will be made for scientific free papers, posters, instructional courses, breakfasts, PhD platforms and other presentation types in February 2021.

Submissions are welcomed over a wide range of conditions and themes;


  • Acquired brain injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cerebral visual impairment
  • Chromosomal disorders
  • Neonatal Brachial Plexus palsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Spinal Bifida
  • Spinal cord injury and disease
  • Other


  • Adults and transitional care
  • Aetiology, epidemiology and causal mechanisms
  • Care in lower resource settings
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines, Care Pathways
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Communication and assistive devices
  • Consumer engagement, social policy and service delivery
  • Disability management during a pandemic / disaster
  • Early detection, neonatal care and early interventions
  • Family/caregiver health and wellbeing
  • Genomics
  • Indigenous and First Nations people and disability
  • Intensive motor interventions
  • Knowledge translation and implementation
  • Living and planning for pandemics and disasters
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Movement disorders and Hypertonia/hypotonia management
  • Neuroscience and neuroimaging
  • New technologies, innovations and robotics
  • Nutrition, diet, feeding and oropharyngeal dysphagia
  • Orthopaedics, muscle and bone health
  • Pain
  • Participation
  • Physical activity, fitness and sports/leisure
  • Physical rehabilitation/ habilitation
  • Preclinical studies, neuroprotection, prevention & neural repair
  • Sleep
  • Telehealth
  • Vision
  • Other

We engage multi-centre, multi-country submissions from both high and low resource settings. We welcome in-person, virtual and hybrid presentations. This does not need to be specified at the time of your submission.