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03
Dec

IAACD Global Professional Education Committee Global Listening and Sharing Sessions 2024

SAVE THE DATE!

Date: 3 December - 3 December

Location: Virtual, Links to register for each session will be released closer to the date

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27
Mar

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: March 2024

“Conveying Life, Laughter, Logistics and Leg Length” Presenting Case Studies in 2024

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

27th March 2024, 4:30pm – 5:30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time

Topic information:  This presentation provides a talk and discussion on presenting case studies respectfully, particularly focusing on the experiences of individuals with disabilities in different settings. Targeted at clinicians, academics, and allied health professionals, it explores the power of personal stories, the impact of language, and the process of building contemporary case studies. Through examples and reflections, it emphasizes the importance of conveying both success stories and challenging experiences with sensitivity and ethics.

Speakers: Amy Hogan, Sara Sheehan, Katarina Ostojic, Adrienne Harvey

The session will be facilitated by: Sarah McIntyre

Date: 27 March - 27 March

Location: Zoom, Register for the link

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30
Jul

AusACPDM Pre-Conference Workshops – 30th July

Implementing early intervention for infants (0-2 years) at risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes

Tuesday 30th July, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Presenters: Prof Roslyn Boyd, Prof Stacey Dusing, Dr Sue Greaves, Prof Andrea Guzzetta, Dr Cathy Morgan, Prof Iona Novak, Prof Alicia Spittle
This workshop is aimed at clinicians (allied health and medical) and parents of young children at high risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. It will focus on the practical implementation of early intervention to improve a range of neurodevelopmental outcomes for at risk infants born preterm and/or with cerebral palsy or Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI). The workshop will focus on key principles informing early intervention and the latest evidence-based trials conducted with infants with cerebral palsy and/or born preterm. Throughout the workshop there will be a strong focus on practical strategies using illustrative case studies and the use of assessments to inform the choice of intervention strategies that are most appropriate to individualise therapy.

The four targeted early intervention areas will include:

  • Goals Activity Motor and Environmental Enrichment (GAME) for all infants at high risk of CP;
  • Two upper limb therapy approaches for infants with or at high risk of unilateral CP (modified constraint-induced movement therapy – Baby-CIMT and bimanual therapy -Baby-BIM) in REACH;
  • Early intervention for preterm infants – SPEEDI and TEDI-PREM;
  • Assessment and intervention strategies for infants with Cerebral Visual Impairment (VISIBLE).

Promoting Wellbeing for children, young people and their families: A practical approach

Tuesday 30th July, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Presenters: Dr Giuliana Antolivich, Dr Jasneek Chawla, Dr Sue McCabe, Jacqui Barfoot, Grace Kirby, Assoc Prof Adrienne Harvey, Amy Hogan, Georgie Henry, Hannah Diviney

This workshop will explore and promote the importance of wellbeing for children and their families from early childhood through to adulthood. It will provide research updates and an evidence-based practice approach exploring pain, fatigue and sleep. The importance of good physical health, participation in physical activity and good mental health will be addressed. Participants will hear from panellists with lived experience and research and clinical experts in the fields of sleep, pain, fatigue, wellbeing and participation across childhood disability. The workshop aims to provide clinicians with a range of tips, tricks and tools that can be implemented in clinical practice.

Date: 30 July - 30 July

Location: Cairns

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27
Jul

Prechtl’s Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements: Basic and Advanced Courses – Cairns 2024

This three day course provides an introduction into Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in young infants. This new assessment method has shown its merit for the prenatal and postnatal evaluation of the integrity of the nervous system. Compelling evidence is now available that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GMs) at a very early age is the best predictor for cerebral palsy. This method has become a potent supplement to the traditional kind of neurological examination.

These courses will be held just prior to the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference in Cairns (31 July – 3 August 2024). Take the opportunity to join the Pre-conference workshops being held on the Tuesday the 30th February (registrations required).

  • Implementing early intervention for infants (0-2 years) at risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes
  • Promoting Wellbeing for children, young people and their families: A practical approach

Who should attend? 
Medical specialists, neonatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, and other professionals in the field of infant neurology

Date: 27 July - 29 July

Location: Cairns

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27
Feb

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: Feb 27th 2024

Dipping your toes into research

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Tuesday 27th Febueray: 4.30pm (AEST), 5.30pm (AEDT) 

This interactive AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session will be about what it’s like to dip your toes into research, without immediately making the jump to a formal research degree like a PhD. We will hear from four clinicians who have all engaged in research recently via different avenues. This session will include a discussion on how to find opportunities to get involved in research, and what it’s like to be involved in research while working clinically. We will also explore the opportunities that exist after you get that first taste of research.

This session will be of interest to clinicians, students and people with lived experience who are interested in being involved in research, or researchers who would like to partner with these people.

Presenters include:  Karen Graham, Ishani Perera, Joseph Vida & Lizzy Barnes Keoghan

The session will be facilitated by:   Dr Georgina Clutterbuck

Date: 27 February - 27 February

Location: Zoom., register for the link

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15
Feb

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: Feb 2024

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy: shared experiences of SDR Programs in Australia and England

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Thursday 15th February 2p AEDST

We are happy to announce this special event, an additional AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session in February.

This will be held via zoom, open to everyone (registration essential as numbers are limited!) OR there is limited availability to attend in person at Spacecubed North Parramatta (email Jennifer.lewis@health.nsw.gov.au for in-person attendance- RSVP 11 Feb 2024).

Topic information:

Kids Rehab, Neurosurgery and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead  (CHW) are delighted to host Dr Kristian Aquilina from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. Dr Aquilina is an internationally renowned expert in the field of Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery for cerebral palsy. His visit to Sydney offers a unique opportunity for collaboration and the exchange of knowledge.

This session will highlight current practices in Australia and London, including knowledge translation strategies designed to enhance knowledge and foster shared decision-making among families and clinicians.

Speaker: Dr Kristian Aquilina (Great Ormond Street Hospital) and Jenny Lewis (The Children’s Hospital at Westmead)

The session will be facilitated by: Dr Simon Paget

Date: 15 February - 15 February

Location: Spacecubed North Parramatta (email Jennifer.lewis@health.nsw.gov.au to attend) Or Zoom, register for the link

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31
Jan

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 31st January 2024

Growth in children with cerebral palsy: Friend or foe

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

January 31st 2024, 4pm AEDST

This session will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, students  and people with lived experience.

Topic information: Musculoskeletal problems (MSP) in children with CP tend to progress overtime. The impact of growth on muscle contracture, the development and progression of bony deformity and joint instability may be a result of growth. In this talk Dr Abhay Khot will present MSP that develop with growth. He will discuss how considering growth can impact on timing and type of orthopaedic surgery and how growth plate surgery may improve some MSP.

We hope this session evokes some lively discussion!

Speaker: Dr Abhay Khot, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

The session will be facilitated by: Pam Thomason

Date: 31 January - 31 January

Location: Zoom, Register for the link

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27
Sep

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 27th September 2023

“Culture is inclusion”

September 27th 4.30pm Australian EST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Speaker: Dr Scott Avery Associate Professor, First Nations Disability and Inclusion, Western Sydney University

Dr Avery is a profoundly deaf and Aboriginal scholar from the Worimi people. Dr Avery has a long-standing partnership with the First People’s Disability Network and advises on the intersection of Indigenous and disability issues in policy, including Closing the Gap and the Australian Disability Strategy. He is personally motivated by social equity through policies and services which make a difference for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities.

Dr Avery will discuss his publication ‘Culture is Inclusion’ . It is a remarkable and compelling story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability presented in a unique way that combines traditional research methods and the concept of ‘yarning’. Dr Avery’s research calls out “intersectional inequality”- interacting, multifaceted exposures to discrimination experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability.  Despite overwhelming disadvantage, these proud and resilient people continue to defy their experience by embracing their traditional culture of an inclusive society.

This Listening and Sharing session is not one to be missed! It will be facilitated by Dr Sarah McIntyre and Emma Stanton on behalf of  the Advocacy and Awards Committee

Date: 27 September - 27 September

Location: Zoom, register for link

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25
Oct

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 25th October 2023

Getting involved with the AusACPDM: Conference scholarships, mentoring and membership

October 25th 4.30pm Australian EDST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

This session will be of interest to clinicians, researchers, students  and people with lived experience.

Topic information: This session will show you easy ways to get involved with the AusACPDM, including how to apply for

  • AusACPDM Membership and
  • AusACPDM Conference Scholarships

There will also be tips for international scholarship applicants and lastly you will hear all about the Conference Mentor Program

Speakers:  Shona Goldsmith, Jenny Lewis, Gaela Kilgour and Tasneem Karim

The session will be facilitated by: Hayley Smithers-Sheedy

Date: 25 October - 25 October

Location: Zoom, register for link

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