Hot Topics in Cerebral Palsy – Muscle Research Forum

The AusCP-CTN invites you to join us at the “Hot Topics in Cerebral Palsy – Muscle Research Forum – 30th November 2018” for a day of presentations from a panel of national and international experts, on the topics of muscle and biomechanical research in cerebral palsy.

The AusCP-CTN CRE aims to foster and develop current and future leaders in cerebral palsy research and clinical practice. The CRE’s vision for the future workforce for children with Cerebral Palsy is national capacity building comprising individuals (Medical/Allied health) with expertise in more than one key area of research and/or training (basic science/neuroscience, epidemiology, clinical/health services initiatives, and translation/implementation).

International Keynote Speaker

Professor Richard L. Lieber, PhD.
Professor & Chief Scientific Officer, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab & Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation & Biomedical Engineering. Northwestern University, Chicago.

Topic: Biological & Biomechanical Studies of Skeletal Muscle Contractures in Cerebral Palsy.

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Full list of Speakers

Professor David Lloyd, PhD. Griffith University, Assistive Wearable Devices for Rehabilitation for Children with Disability

Professor  Ngaire Susan Stott, PhD.The University of Auckland, MRI of muscle in healthy children & children with CP

Associate Professor Jane Valentine, PhD. The University of Western Australia, Impact of Botulinum toxin A on muscle in children with CP

Dr Lee Barber and Dr Steven Obst, PhD.Central Queensland University, Muscle Growth and Quality in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

Associate Professor Glen Lichtwark , PhD.The University of Queensland, Muscle mechanics during walking in Cerebral Palsy

Professor Andy Cresswell , PhD.The University of Queensland, Use and Mis-use of EMG

Dr Christopher Carty , PhD. Griffith University, Personalized neuromusculoskeletal modelling for cerebral palsy gait

Cost (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)

  • Standard: $100
  • Students/QPRS: $50

Please email for any queries

Date: 30 November - 30 November

Location: Centre for Children's Health Research, Brisbane

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