Past Event

27
Oct

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session

Supporting children and adults with disabilities in low-middle-income countries during the COVID pandemic

Join us in our free listening and sharing session.

Wednesday 27th October 2021 at 4.30pm Australian DST

Topic information: Come together to discuss the innovative strategies being used to support families of children and adults with disabilities in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka during the COVID pandemic.

Speakers:

Ms Israt Jahan (Program Manager, CSF Global) will be speaking about how the team at CSF and implementing community-based rehabilitation and research programs during the COVID pandemic.

Prof Samanmali Sumanasena (Hon Consultant Paediatrician North Colombo Teaching Hospital and University of Kelaniya) will be speaking about the impact of the COVID pandemic on health and disability services in Sri Lanka.

Mr Gopi Kitnasamy (Head of Rehabilitation Services) will be talking about the MJF Charitable Foundation’s use of the disABILITY Screening App to provide telehealth services to children and adults with disabilities.

The session will be facilitated by: Dr Hayley Smithers-Sheedy

Date: 27 October - 27 October

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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23
Aug

Prechtl’s Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements: Basic Course Darwin 2021

This three and a half 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.

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

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Date: 23 August - 26 August

Location: Royal Darwin Hospital, 105 Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT 0810

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25
Aug

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session

 Anyone can run – listening and sharing about Frame Running (aka RaceRunning) in Australasia

Join us in our free listening and sharing session

Wednesday 25th August 2021 at 4.30pm Australian EST

Topic information: Frame Running (previously known as RaceRunning) is a new, World Para Athletics discipline for athletes with moderate to severe mobility limitations and/or high support needs. Commonly, this includes people with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, and anyone who cannot walk without support or assistive technology.

Come together to listen and share about Frame Running in Australasia, facilitated by Dr Sarah Reedman from The University of Queensland and covering topics including:

  • History and current status of the discipline
  • Frame Running classification
  • Frame cost, sourcing, properties, attachments and set-up
  • Basic coaching and safety principles
  • Promoting sustainable participation in Frame Running (how, where, when)

 

Date: 25 August - 25 August

Location:  Zoom, please register for link

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28
Jul

AusACPDM Listening and Sharing session

 Cognitive functioning in children with cerebral palsy

Join us in our free listening and sharing session

Wednesday 28th July 2021 at 4.30pm Australian EST

Topic information:Dr Katherine Olsson is a clinical neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. She will present on cognitive functioning in children with cerebral palsy. This will include a summary of the current literature, a discussion around difficulties in cognitive assessment in children with cerebral palsy, and some practical strategies to help support children’s everyday cognitive function

Speaker: Dr Katherine Olsson, D.Psych (Clinical Psychology & Clinical Neuropsychology

The session will be facilitated by: Meredith Wynter

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: 28 July - 28 July

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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