Past Event

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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29
Nov

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 29th November 2023

Building Skills for Independent Living – using pragmatic, socially motivated, learning programs

November 29th 4.00pm 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: The story of LightBulb Skills – a group that helps people with a range of disabilities develop the skills essential for living more independently.  Part Structured and Guided Teaching, Part Experiential Learning, and Part Reflections and Confidence Building; LightBulb Skills launched their unique workshops in WA in April 2022 and have grown steadily from word of mouth referrals since.

Speakers: Megan Hancock

The session will be facilitated by: Dr Stacey Cleary

Date: 29 November - 29 November

Location: Zoom, register for link

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16
Aug

Australian Cerebral Palsy Impact Webinar

Save the date for an online event presenting the Australian 2022 Impact report hosted by the A&NZ  

Wednesday, August 16 1-2pm AEDT

We are pleased to share details of recently published Australian Impact report 2022, launched by the A&NZ Cerebral Palsy Strategy. Members of the Strategy collaboration wrote the report to provide an update of research, projects, and opportunities in Australia that has occurred since the induction of the Strategy in 2020.

Structured under four success indicators; Prevention and cures, Intervention and disability support, health and well-being, Inclusion and engagement the report contextualises the progress and opportunities within the national economic, political, social environment of cerebral palsy in Australia. Each included project area provides a status update as well as including a “what’s next” section to recognise how each project can be best supported.

The full publication is available to read here.

Australian Impact Report 2022

In summary,

  • There are a wide range of projects that are currently achieving Strategy goal areas,
  • However, more support can be provided to further the research, projects and opportunities improving the environment of cerebral palsy in Australia.
  • Ultimately, the report guides key decision makers to deliver support, promote excellence in research, leverage funding avenues and enhance community knowledge

Date: 16 August - 16 August

Location: Register for the link to this webinar

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26
Jul

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 26th July 2023

Preterm infants and participation: insights into conceptualisation, assessment and intervention

Wednesday July 26th, 4.30-5.30 Australian EST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Topic information: Participation is the ultimate health outcome in childhood rehabilitation. Despite our recent gains in understanding participation of older children, there has been a distinct lack of research on infant participation. Join Dr Chelsea Mobbs has she shares the insights on infant participation from her recently completed PhD thesis, including the results of a feasibility study of ‘PreEMPT’ a participation-grounded and participation-enhancing early physiotherapy intervention for preterm infants. Hear about:

  • Why participation matters for infants
  • What is infant participation and what does it look like?
  • How can we measure it?
  • Can we direct our intervention towards an infant’s participation?

This session would interest allied health professionals working in early intervention, preterm infant follow-up and those who provide services under NDIS, and parents of infants and young children.

Speaker: Dr Chelsea Mobbs (PhD, Physiotherapist)

Faciliator: Alicia Spittle

Date: 26 July - 26 July

Location: Zoom, register for link

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30
Aug

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 30th August 2023

The National Disability Research Partnership

Wednesday August 30th, 4.30-5.30 Australian EST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Topic information: From late 2023, t he National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP) will facilitate a collaborative and inclusive disability research program that builds the evidence for developing policy and practice decisions. It will do this by funding re search done by and with people with disability, implementing the NDRP research agenda, strengthening disability research capacity and making findings accessible to the disability community and policy and decision makers. This Listening & Sharing session will give an update on the NDRP and the opportunities it presents for people with disability, researchers and clinicians.

Speaker: Tessa de Vries, NDRP Coordinator

Date: 30 August - 30 August

Location: Zoom, register for the link

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