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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/

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.

The aim of the study was to describe the impact austerity measures have had on families with disabled children across Europe and on professionals providing services for them.

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.

Tbilisi Meeting

Dear Colleagues

The 30th EACD2018 conference in Tbilisi has finished.  We think it was quite successful.  Numbers are very impressive-5 continents, 45 countries and more than 500 participants.

The Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology YouTube Channel broadcasts videos that accompany articles published in the journal. This channel is intended primarily for medical professionals.

Listen to the DMCN podcasts on YouTube Channel.

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