Event

24
Nov

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session

“Assessment of dyskinesia in CP: then and now”

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Wednesday 24th November 2021, 4.30pm to 5.00pm Australian DST

Topic information: This session will provide an overview of recommended assessment practices for children and young people with cerebral palsy and dyskinesia, including measuring the impact of dyskinesia on function. We will present the newly published tool: The Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy Functional Impact Scale (D-FIS). This session is targeted towards physiotherapists, occupational therapists and physicians but will also be of interest to other health professionals, researchers as well as people with cerebral palsy and parents of children with cerebral palsy.

Speakers: Kirsty Stewart and Adrienne Harvey

The session will be facilitated by: Adrienne Harvey

Date: 24 November - 24 November

Location: Zoom, please register for link

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06
Oct

6th Oct: World CP Day 24hr Listening and Sharing session

What is this 24-hour session about?

By focusing only on diagnosis, we may be missing vital information which we ordinarily think about as clinicians of any sort when we are asked to work with a child and families. We have a long tradition of thinking diagnostically and functionally (or categorically). The idea of focusing just on diagnosis or function is clearly a limitation and we believe we need to expand our thinking.

This 24-hour session provides an opportunity for health professionals working in the field of childhood disability, parents and experiential experts across the globe to come together and ask one another “How can we best benefit from combining two approaches (Functional and Diagnosis thinking)? What are we missing?” “(How) can we integrate and expand both approaches in order to cover topics like bodily functions, mental wellbeing, meaning, quality of life, participating, daily functioning, psychological, social, pedagogical and spiritual aspects?”

Contact  IAACD to join the Listening and Sharing Group email

Download a document with links to other sessions around the world here.

Register now for the AusACPDM session (registration link below)

Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 4.30pm Australian EST

Date: 6 October - 6 November

Location: Zoom, please register for links to each hour session

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06
Oct

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session

Diagnosis vs Functional Thinking

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Wednesday 6th October 2021 at 4.30pm Australian EST

Topic information: This session will be held on World Cerebral Palsy Day and will involve a panel of health professionals and consumers discussing ”diagnosis vs functional thinking” in how we promote excellence in clinical care and research for children and adults with cerebral palsy and developmental conditions.

Speakers: Professor Christine Imms (Occupational Therapist and Apex Chair of Neurodevelopment Disability, MCRI & Uni Melbourne)

Dr Mary-Clare Waugh (Paediatric Rehabilitation Physician, Children’s Hospital Westmead)

Dr Gordon Baike (Paediatrician, Royal Children’s Hospital)

John Carey (Physiotherapist, PhD Candidate Uni Melbourne)

The session will be facilitated by: Professor Alicia Spittle

Date: 6 October - 6 October

Location: Zoom, please register for link

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30
Jun

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session

 Australian Hip Surveillance Guidelines for Children with CP: 2020 What has changed?

Join us in our free listening and sharing session

  Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 4.30pm Australian EST

Topic information: Meredith Wynter, Dr Noula Gibson and Pam Thomason well present the updated Hip Surveillance Guidelines. We will review the objectives and discuss changes to the updated guidelines in the context of a systematic review. Here is your chance to ask all you want to know about hip surveillance and the use of the guidelines.

Speakers: Meredith Wynter, Senior Physiotherapist and State Wide Hip Surveillance Coordinator, Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Brisbane.

Dr Noula Gibson, Senior Physiotherapist, Cerebral Palsy Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Physiotherapy,  Perth Children’s Hospital

The session will be facilitated by:  Pam Thomason

The aim of our AusACPDM Listening and sharing sessions are to share knowledge, experiences and learnings. These will be held via zoom, and will be open to everyone (but registration numbers are limited!). Recordings of some of our sessions will be made available within the members only section of the AusACPDM website at a later date.

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Date: 30 June - 30 June

Location: Zoom, please register for link

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26
May

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session

 Musculoskeletal Issues in Cerebral Palsy: Is Classification the Key to Improving Communication and Management?

Join us in our free listening and sharing session

  Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 4.30pm Australian EST

Topic information: Prof Kerr Graham will launch the AusACPDM’s first listening and sharing session. We will discuss the issues surround musculoskeletal pathology, timing referral to orthopaedic surgeons and management. A New musculoskeletal classification system will be discussed.

This Session will be of interest to therapists, rehabilitation physicians , trainees and people with the lived experience and their carers.

Speakers: Prof Kerr Graham

Professor of Orthopaedics, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne

The session will be facilitated by:  

Pam Thomason

The aim of our AusACPDM Listening and sharing sessions are to share knowledge, experiences and learnings. These will be held via zoom, and will be open to everyone (but registration numbers are limited!). Recordings of some of our sessions will be made available within the members only section of the AusACPDM website at a later date.

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Date: 26 May - 26 May

Location: Zoom, please register for link

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09
Jul

Cerebral Palsy in Aotearoa New Zealand: Early identification, surveillance and beyond

Visit the Starship website for the full program and list of speakers.

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Date: 9 July - 9 July

Location: Virtual, register to receive the link

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11
Mar

Free Webinar: RACP statement on Indigenous child health in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand – where to from here?.

The RACP is hosting a webinar on Thursday 11 March 2021, 4.30pm to 5.30pm (AEDT) / 6.30pm to 7.30pm (NZDT).

This webinar will explore the key concept and recommendations contained in the recently released RACP statement on Indigenous child health in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. This is an opportunity for participants to ask questions and explore the next steps in healthcare for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori children.

Speakers will include:

Date: 11 March - 11 March

Location: Online webinar: Register for zoom link

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05
Mar

2021 AusCP-CTN International Hot Topics in Cerebral Palsy

The Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN) is partnering with colleagues at the Queensland Children’s Hospital to host a joint-conferene, to provide the latest information and research relevant to paediatric rehabilitation.

The conferencee will showcase Hot Topics in research from the Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network, including recent advances and issues on some of the work being done to improve early diagnosis and intervention for children with, or at risk of, cerebral palsy. We will highlight the latest research and innovations in early detection, neuroprotection, interventions and their implementation into clinical practice.

 

Keynote Speakers for Hot Topics in CP Research

Vestfold Hospital Trust, Tønsberg, Norway and Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Update from the Norwegian Quality and Surveillance Registry for Cerebral Palsy (NorCP)

 

Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Australia
Update from the Australian Cerebral Palsy Register (ACPR)
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Preschool HABITILE in Europe
Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Westmead Children’s Hospital
Prevention of CP: A journey started, hope realised, but still some way to go
Baby Brain Activity Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland
Update of Wearable Technology for Early Neurological Diagnosis

Date: 5 March - 5 March

Location: Zoom, please register for link

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22
Apr

Changemakers 2021

Kids Plus is delighted to introduce Changemakers – a new conference which will take place at the RACV Torquay Resort, Victoria on 22-23 April 2021.

Changemakers 2021 will explore current research, clinical reasoning and provide an opportunity to share successful models of practice. Presentations will include;

  • People with lived experience of disability presenting from their perspective – families and participants directly to inform change in the future direction of services and therapy,
  • Insights from experienced leaders in the field, National and International, who have experienced changing practices in paediatric disability services with a vision for the future,
  • Allied Health clinicians presenting about innovative programs that can be directly implemented back into clinical practice – ideas to directly change the practice landscape.

The Conference will prioritise the now and what we can and should be doing to ensure we offer the best of possibilities for those we seek to benefit. Changemakers 2021 is on over two days with delegates given the opportunity to attend in person or online.

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Date: 22 April - 23 April

Location: Online and in person - RACV Torquay Resort, Victoria

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