CP360 Family Forum

CP360 Family Forum
Date : 13 Nov 2023 08:00 - 18:30 UTC/GMT
Venue : Online


Early Detection and Intervention

Monday 13 November 2023

Session 1: 08:00 UTC / 09:00 CET / 19:00 AEDT

Session 2: 12:00 EST / 17:00 UTC / 18:00 CET

The benefits of early detection and intervention in cerebral palsy are clear for most clinicians and researchers, who want to use the plasticity of the infant brain before the age of two years to significantly improve outcomes in the long term. Yet for most persons with CP, the opportunity to take advantage of that window of opportunity has already passed. Getting the perspective of parents on how best to design an early detection and intervention programme, as well as the testimony of persons with CP on the benefits, is thus a challenge.

CP360 is an initiative involving Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, ICPS and other partners which is preparing a global campaign to reduce the age at which CP can be reliably detected and to promote effective evidence-based interventions in the first years of a child’s life.

The aim of the CP360 Family Forum is to hear from parents of children with CP, as well as adults with CP, on what they would have wished for in terms of early detection and intervention, and how they would design an effective campaign for future generations. We are looking for advocates with lived experience from as many countries as possible to engage in an interactive dialogue with some of the world’s top experts on CP in this online forum. 

SESSION 1 (08:00 UTC / 09:00 CET / 19:00 AEDT)

Asking the questions will be:

Prof. Nadia Badawi, CP Alliance Chair of Cerebral Palsy Research, The University of Sydney

Dr Cathy Morgan, Theme Leader: Early Detection & Intervention Research Institute, The University of Sydney

Prof. Iona Novak, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Chair of Allied Health, Brain and Mind Centre, The University of Sydney

SESSION 2 (12:00 EST / 17:00 UTC / 18:00 CET)

Asking the questions will be:

Rachel Byrne, Executive Director, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, New York

Prof. Andrea Guzzetta, Head of Child Neurorehabilitation & Director of the Neuroscience Department, Stella Maris Scientific Institute, Pisa

Prof. Nathalie Maitre, Director of Early Development and Cerebral Palsy Research, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

A further session in the Spanish language will be organised on Friday 24 November 2023.

To register for one or both of the sessions on 13 November, click here or fill out the form below: 

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