Prechtl’s General Movements – Basic, Advanced, and Refresher Courses, QLD, Australia, 2020

Did you know you can detect children at high risk of cerebral palsy in the first few months of life?

The Basic 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.

The Advanced Course will provide an additional intensive training in correct judgement. This training will deal with the details of the assessment, the proper terminology and technique as well as with the application of individual developmental trajectories.

Who should attend?

Medical specialists, neonatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses and other professionals in the field of infant neurology. Participation in the Advanced Course is possible only for individuals who successfully passed a Basic Training Course held under the auspices of the GM-Trust. The courses fulfil the standards specified by the GM-Trust (

Date: 25 February - 4 March

Location: The University Of Queensland, St Lucia

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Stem Cells for the Brain: Are We Letting Australians Down?

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is pleased to announce a free Public Forum. Research into the potential of stem cells for treating a number of brain conditions is progressing at a rapid pace. This FREE public forum will be an engaging and informative event which will cover stem cells basics, current research and exciting breakthroughs. Attendees will hear from leading experts in the field as well as from members of the community.

A highlight of this event will be a panel discussion and interactive Q&A lead by Dr Karl, where we encourage the public to weigh-in on the conversation.



Date: 4 March - 4 March

Location: York Theatre, Seymour Centre, Chippendale NSW

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AusACPDM 10th Biennial Conference: 2020 Visionaries

The conference theme is 2020 Visionaries. The theme was chosen to embolden participants to be Visionaries in their practice and research, leading to future-focused Visionary outcomes for the children and families they work with.  It is intended that the Conference will provide new insights and ways of thinking, opportunities to learn new practice and research approaches, and build opportunity for community engagement: We aim to bring the AusACPDM Vision to life.


Registration Opens – September 2019

Scholarship Applications Close – 31 October 2019

Early Bird registration Closes – 31 January 2020

Submit your expression of interest and receive regular updates on the conference planning.



Date: 11 March - 14 March

Location: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia

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Combined AusACPDM and IAACD conference: “Better Together” 2022

Date: 1 March - 5 March

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria

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