CP-Achieve & AusACPDM 2023 Symposium Sneak Peek Program has been released! 

CP-Achieve & AusACPDM 2023 Symposium Sneak Peek Program has been released! 

24th May, 2023

Our sneak peek program for the CP-Achieve and AusACPDM 2023 Symposium: Linking Health, Wellbeing and Participation has been released!  To view details of sessions and speakers click here [https://www.cp-achieve.org.au/about/cp-achieve-ausacpdm-2023-symposium/2023/sneak-peek-program/].

We’re still working on finalinsing our program but here’s a quick glance at just some of the exciting sessions and speakers we have lined up.

  • Professor Kerr Graham, Associate Professor Erich Rutz and Dr Carlee Holmes will be talking about ‘Musculoskeletal issues- What we don’t talk about! They will explore the challenging and confronting nature of musculoskeletal issues.
  • A workshop by Dr Monica Cooper and Dr Noula Gibson will be looking at ‘Building a Connected Service: What are the key ingredients?’They will use case examples from a recent pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) and a current hospital complex care service to explore and understand the evidence around key ingredients to optimising management of people with disabilities and complex health care needs.
  • There will be a number of sessions focusing on wellbeing, spanning from young people to parents.  A panel will explore ‘Who gets to flourish? Wellbeing and Disability’.  Speakers for these sessions include Dr Sarah Giles, Helen Tossell, Joan Gains, Rowland, Dr Ingrid Honan, Dr Haley Smither-Sheedy, Professor Susan Sawyer with more speakers to be announced.
  • A session with DrGeorge Disney, Dr Michelle King, Dr Darren O’Donovan, Dr Kay Wilson and chaired by Dr Piers Gooding will look at ‘Equity, law and the NDIA’.
  • Rohan Symmonds, Dr Ann Edward, Associate Professor Alison Holm will be talking about ‘Opportunities for all people with CP and similar disabilities’ and covering projects working towards equitable participation within our communities.
  • Dr Lyndal Hickey, Oliver Hunter, Peta Hooke, Dr Jane Tracy, Evelyn Culnane will be looking atIndependent Living, and exploring the experience, challenges and benefits of independent living for adults with CP.
  • Associate Professor Leanne Sakzewski and consumers will be talking about ‘Relationships & friendships’ including the PEERS program and share insights into the social skills development outcomes for young people with CP.
  • James Plummer, Dr Stacey Cleary, Dr Carlee Holmes will be covering ‘Fitness for life. Fitness for everyone’ and exploring physical activity for young people with CP, functioning at GMFCS levels IV and V.
  • There will also be closed sessions held over lunch including the AusACPDM AGM for members and a meet and great for CP-Achieve consumer research partners.

And many more!

Don’t miss out! 

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