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We would like to announce that the EACD 2020 Annual Meeting, November 25-28th, will be a fully virtual meeting.

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The Combined 11th Australasia Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the 3rd International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disabilities Conference ‘BETTER TOGETHER’ (AusACPDM / IAACD 2022) will take place from the 1st to the 5th March 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This will be a hybrid conference, presenters can plan to attend in person or virtually.

The Scientific Committee now invite you to submit abstracts for Focused Symposia and Current Debates/Controversies.

Spastic Diplegia

Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy was written by Lily Collison, the parent of an adult son with CP, and medical sciences graduate. It was published this year by Gillette Children's Healthcare Press and all proceeds go to CP research.

EACD COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has in many parts of the world made it necessary to impose strict restrictions to reduce the spread of the disease and to avoid overwhelming healthcare services. These restrictions and the concerns regarding the COVID-19 illness have had an immense impact on individuals with a childhood disability and their families, and on the professionals working with them.

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The Call for Abstracts for EACD Bruges 2021 is now open!

Goal Setting

Goal setting can be a challenge, but even so it is essential that we do it well for children with disabilities and target what is really important for children, young people and their families.

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For the consideration of an important topic that requires approval by the members between AGMs, the General Management Committee will organize a Special General Meeting at 19 June 2020 from 10:00 - 11:00 hrs CET.

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Who should be awarded the Elsass Foundation Research Prize in 2021?
Nominate your candidate now!
Call for nomination is open until June 26th 2020.

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Dear EACD friends,
We hope you are doing well in these challenging times!

COVID-19 has created severe disruption in the world, and the impact of COVID-19 (and accompanied measures) is very high also for people with a disability, their families, and their therapists and health care providers.

Giovanni Cioni

Dear members, dear friends of the EACD,
Since the signs of the pandemic became clear, as your Chair I have been thinking of a message to our members. The tragic days experienced with dramatic progression by my country have taken all my time and also my thoughts. The words I could have used, would have expressed too much my feelings of fear, the shock of my fellow citizens, especially those from the North of Italy, where most of my relatives live.