Events

06
Nov

Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) Training

A new assessment of hand function, the Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI), has recently been developed for infants at risk of developing cerebral palsy (CP) in the age range of 3-12 months. This course teaches the reliable use of the HAI in two steps:

(1) A two day workshop where participants will learn about the constructs underlying the HAI, test procedures, test objects used, and scoring of infants from video recordings. A HAI manual with detailed scoring criteria and a computer based scoring form will be provided.

(2) Following the course, participants will be able to create their own test kit according to instructions given during the course. Feedback on the selected toys will be provided during the certification procedure. Additionally participants will be required to achieve satisfactory scoring of test cases; two which are provided by videos, and two from self-produced HAI play sessions.

Date: 6 November - 7 November

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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08
Nov

Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) workshops

The Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) is a standardised and scoreable clinical neurological examination that can be used to assess infants from 2-24 months of age. This workshop session will provide standardized training in the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Assessment with an original author of the HINE, Professor Leena Haataja. All items in the HINE will be presented with the correct approach to administration and scoring. Infants aged between 6-24 months will be used to train the participants in small groups in accurate scoring of the HINE.

Who should attend? Any individual interested in or currently involved in clinical practice and research for early identification and provision of early intervention for infants at high risk of cerebral palsy.  This workshop is suitable for any level and there are no pre requisites.

Date: 8 November - 8 November

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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09
Nov

Hot topics in cerebral palsy research forum

This 2-day research forum will feature presentations from leading researchers and clinicians in the field of cerebral palsy.  Invited international speakers include Professor Leena Haataja, Professor of Child Neurology, University of Helsinki and Associate Professor Andrea Guzzetta from the University of Pisa, Italy.  Associate Professor Mark Mackay from Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne is one of the national invited speakers. Members of the AusCP-CTN CRE will also present their research.

Who should attend? This research forum is open for all to register, including researchers at all levels, clinicians and members of the public interested in cerebral palsy.

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Date: 9 November - 10 November

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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10
Nov

Involving People in Research: Consumer Training Workshop

Are you interested in helping cerebral palsy research? People with cerebral palsy and their families are the most powerful supporters and promoters of cerebral palsy research. The AusCP-CTN CRE will engage with parents of children with or at high risk of CP, individuals with CP, key stakeholders, consumer groups and community groups through our annual workshops, public seminars, newsletter and social media.

This training workshop is specifically targeted for members of the public who would like to inform and shape research priorities in the area of cerebral palsy. This workshop is free, all workshop materials and lunch is provided. This workshop provides an introduction to research including funding, ethics, research terminology and how consumers can be involved. This interactive workshop will support consumers and community members to develop understanding, skills and confidence about becoming actively involved in research.

Date: 10 November - 10 November

Location: Brisbane, Queensland

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18
Mar

General Movements Course Advanced

This three and a half day course is for participants who are already engaged in applying Prechtl’s Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements. The Advanced Course will provide 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? Individuals who have already successfully passed Basic Training Course held under the auspices of the GM Trust.

Date: 18 March - 21 March

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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18
Mar

General Movements Course Basic

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

Date: 18 March - 21 March

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

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21
Mar

9th AusACPDM Biennial Conference: Empowerment & Partnership

2018 AusACPDM Conference to be held from 21-24 March at The Langham, Auckland, New Zealand.

The theme for 2018 is ‘Empowerment and Partnership’ and will demonstrate the partnerships that make us strong, well-informed, empowered clinicians. It is also to make new partnerships and to empower developing nations. All of us can think of the partnerships that we have and consider how we as individuals can enhance these partnerships, make new ones so that we can make that difference for the child who we are treating, and ultimately give them the gift of empowerment.

Date: 21 March - 24 March

Location: Auckland

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