After Stockholm, Amsterdam and Tbilisi, we are delighted to organize the 31st Annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability in Paris (France). The conference will take place at the conference centre of la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (City of Sciences and Industry) of La Villette, from May 23rd to 25th May 2019.

http://eacd2019.org/

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Selected abstracts of the 31st Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability are published in a special issue of the Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology and are available online at Wiley Online Library

The 31st Annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability will be held in Paris at the conference centre of la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (City of Sciences and Industry) of La Villette, from May 23rd to 25th May 2019.

Combined 73rd AACPDM Annual and 2nd IAACD Triannual Meeting to be held in Anaheim, California from September 18-21, 2019.

Occupational Therapy

A systematic review of paediatric occupation therapy for children with disabilities by Iona Novak and Ingrid Honan has been published in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 2019 Apr.10

"Effectiveness of paediatric occupational therapy for children with disabilities: A systematic review".

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1440-1630.12573

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The EACD has a number of vacancies to fill for the General Management Committee (GMC) from May 2019 when the present post holders will be finishing their terms of office. These positions offer an exciting opportunity to shape and guide the activities of the EACD.
1. The second term of our current Chairman will come to an end in 2020. Following changes to the process of handover for our Chair, a 'Prospective Chairperson' will be elected this year, who will deputise for one year in order to promote smoother transition when our current Chairman finishes his second term next year (Term new Chairperson: 2020-2023).
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Wiley

The latest Virtual Issue of Wiley online library on: New Technologies in Paediatric Neurodisability is alerady available.
All papers are free to read!
This Virtual Issue has been put together to coincide with the British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) annual conference which is focussed on ‘The changing face of paediatric neurodisability’.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

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A course “Evidence based medicine and research in rehabilitation of childhood disabilities” in collaboration with the European Academy of Childhood Disability

A 5-full days course, practical and immersive, organized as a University of Pisa Summer School by the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD), with the support of the IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris.

Austerity

The article "Austerity and families with disabled children: A European survey" has been published in July 2018 issue of the Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dmcn.13978

There were two bids for the 2021 Meeting. The Barcelona Team presented the Spanish bid and the Bruges Team presented the Belgian bid. Following this there was a closed ballot. Counts from the closed ballot at the AGM were added to the web votes.

The Bruges team won the ballot and will be hosting the 2021 meeting.

The presentations of both teams are below.

AusterityImpactThe General Management Committee of the EACD asked Dr Karen Horridge in the UK to lead an international working group to consider this, in light of anecdotal concerns about the impact of changes following the financial crisis of 2008 and since, including cuts to public services in some countries.The work was carried out in partnership with the University of Sunderland, UK.

The work found that austerity measures have indeed impacted both directly and indirectly on families with disabled children across Europe in those countries where such measures have been implemented.