Past Event

06
Oct

Global IAACD / AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: World CP Day 6th Oct

Focus on Function: New Clinical Practice Guidelines for improving function in cerebral palsy

6th October 4:30pm Australian East Coast Daylight Savings Time

Held in conjunction with the IAACD Global Listening and Sharing sessions in recognition of World Cerebral Palsy Day.

Topic information: Clinical practice guidelines were recently published regarding current best practice evidence to support children and young people with cerebral palsy to achieve functional goals. This session will present the guidelines and reflect on how we can implement changes into our own practice to benefit the clients we work with.

Speaker: Michelle Jackman

The session will be facilitated by:  Leanne Sakzewski

Date: 6 October - 6 October

Location: Zoom, please register for the link

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26
Oct

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 26th October 2022

Oral Health for Children with CP or similar conditions

26th October 4:30pm Australian East coast Daylight Savings Time

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Topic information:  This topic will cover the importance of oral health care in patients with cerebral palsy and physical disabilities. The topic will discuss dental disease and highlight the importance of an oral health care  preventive approach and practical tips to assist. This topic will be of benefit to all health care professionals, parents  and carers. ​

Speaker: Stephen Moor; Oral Health Therapist

The session will be facilitated by: Janet Danielson, Speech Pathologist

Date: 26 October - 26 October

Location: Zoom, please register for the link

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14
Nov

Prechtl’s General Movements Assessment: Basic & Advanced Courses in New Zealand

Prechtl’s Method has shown its merits for the prenatal and postnatal evaluation of the integrity of the nervous system. Prechtl’s General Movements (GMs) predict how the young central nervous system is developing. They can identify neurological issues predictive of cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. Basic and Advanced courses will be hosted at the Liggins Institute, University of Auckland.

These 3.5 day courses fulfils the standards specified by the GM-Trust.

Who should attend?

  • Medical Specialists
  • Neonatologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Other professionals in the field of infant neurology

Note: The advanced course is only available to those who have completed the basic training.

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Date: 14 November - 17 November

Location: Building 507, University of Auckland, Grafton Campus, Auckland, New Zealand

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22
Aug

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE for Advocates of Developmental Disabilities Services

What?

The Community of Practice (CoP) is a space created for people to share their experiences about the implementation of services for children with developmental disabilities with others – a mutual learning and self-help group, with the perspectives of seasoned clinicians, managers and others who have had these kinds of challenges and have ideas and experiences to share.

When?

Two groups are being set up and you are welcome to join which ever group fits best with your life and time zone

  • Launching date: Tuesday 23rd August or Monday 22nd depending on your time zone)
    • Sessions will then be held bimonthly (August, October, December) on the last Tuesday of the month
  • Time: GMT/UTC Monday 22nd August 23:00

 

Date: 22 August - 22 August

Location: Zoom, please register for the link

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31
Aug

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 31st August 2022

First Nations cultural adaptation of the LEAP-CP early Screening Program

31st August 4:30pm Australian EST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Topic information: Early screening programs can identify infants who are ‘on track’ with their development and those who require extra support to grow strong. The LEAP-CP early screening study is a culturally adapted program embedded in hospital services in North QLD and aims to offer First Nations babies and families early movement and learning checks over the first year of life to support infant development. The cultural adaptation and modification of the screening program utilises a participatory action research model involving community consultation and engagement, targeting key components of cultural safety and sensitivity, consultation and co-design, capacity building and sustainability.  This session may be of interest to clinicians and researches working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants and families.

Speakers: Leanne Mick-Ramsamy, Carly Luke

The session will be facilitated by: Professor Ros Boyd

Date: 31 August - 31 August

Location: Zoom, please register for the link

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27
Jul

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 27th July 2022

Implementing and evaluating PROMs and PREMs in practice: challenges, opportunities and future directions

27th June 4:00pm Australian EST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Topic information: This presentation will give an overview of evidence regarding effectiveness and implementation of PROMs and PREMs in routine practice. The ways in which feedback of information from PROMs and PREMs to clinical teams might work to improve care will be discussed. Also covered will be: how to choose an appropriate PROM, strategies to assist in using PROMs and PREMs in practice, how to evaluate the use of PROMs and PREMs in practice, and alternative methods of engaging patients and families to monitor outcomes.

This presentation will be of interest to those already using PROMs and PREMs in practice or planning to do this. It will also be of interest to researchers wishing to evaluate the effectiveness or implementation of these measures in practice.

The presentation will be relevant to all health professionals regardless of discipline and will focus on paediatric health care.

Speakers: Dr Zephanie Tyack (Senior Research Fellow in Implementation Science, AusHSI, QUT)

The session will be facilitated by: Associate Professor Leanne Sakzewski

Date: 27 July - 27 July

Location: Zoom, Register for link

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29
Jun

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 29th June 2022

Meet the Editor of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

29th June 4:30pm Australian EST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Topic information: Following the successful “Ask me anything” session with Professor Bernard Dan at our AusACPDM/IAACD Conference, we have invited him back for another session where participants can ask anything about publishing. We will discuss how to get your work published, how to be a good peer-reviewer and many more hot topics in publishing.

Speakers:  Professor Bernard Dan

The session will be facilitated by: Professor Alicia Spittle

Date: 29 June - 29 June

Location: Zoom, Register for link

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25
May

Respiratory Illness in Cerebral Palsy: It’s everybody’s business

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Wednesday 25th May, 2022 4.30pm Australian EST

Topic information: Respiratory illness remains the biggest contributor to deaths in young people with CP. We will present the development of the  consensus statement for the assessment, prevention and treatment of respiratory illness in children with CP. This talk will  highlight the  risk factors for respiratory illness and  everybody’s roles in achieving best lung health for children with CP.

Speakers: Dr Noula Gibson, PhD, Research Coordinator Physiotherapist, Perth Children’s Hospital

The session will be facilitated by: Dr Rachael Marpole, Advanced Respiratory Trainee, Perth Children’s Hospital and PI for the REducing ReSPiratory Admission in CP- A Feasibility  Controlled Trial  (RESP-ACT)

Date: 25 May - 25 May

Location: Zoom, please register for link

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27
Apr

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session: 27th April 2022

Dispatches From An Information Dessert: Framing CP As Adults

27th April 4:30pm Australian EST

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Topic information:  Cerebral Palsy is a complex condition to live with, made more so by the fact that it encompasses such a broad spectrum of experiences & realities. Adults living with CP become responsible (by default) for articulating and advocating for themselves within systems not built for continual experience of childhood-onset disabilities. Hannah and Amy bring together both their personal experiences and professional interests to discuss the key elements of this topic.

Speakers: Amy Hogan and Hannah Diviney

The session will be facilitated by: Petra Karlsson and Sarah McIntyre

Date: 27 April - 27 April

Location:  Zoom, please register for link

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