Prechtl’s Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements: Basic and Advanced Courses – Cairns 2024

This three 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.

These courses will be held just prior to the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference in Cairns (31 July – 3 August 2024). Take the opportunity to join the Pre-conference workshops being held on the Tuesday the 30th February (registrations required).

  • Implementing early intervention for infants (0-2 years) at risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes
  • Promoting Wellbeing for children, young people and their families: A practical approach

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

Who will facilitate and lead the training?

  • Professor Roslyn Boyd, Research Director of University of Queensland’s Queensland Cerebral Palsy Research and Rehabilitation Centre;
  • Professor Giovanni Cioni MD and Director of Research at the University of Pisa;
  • Professor Andrea Guzzetta, MD, PhD and Director of SMILE Lab.

8:30am-4:30pm, Saturday, 27 July 2024 to Monday, 29 July 2024 (3 full days)

Cairns, specific location to be advised.


  • AUD $1,650 (Inclusive of GST)
  • Includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea

The course
Pre-register your interest in the Basic or Advanced B General Movements training for 2024 in Cairns. Courses will be run concurrently.

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Date: 27 July - 29 July

Location: Cairns

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