EACD EUrope 2021

The EACD 2021 Scientific Committee invites you to submit your abstracts for an oral communication and/or e-poster presentation until January 31st, 2021, 23:59 Central European Time (CET). https://eacd2021.com/call-for-abstracts/

Improving Quality of Life book

Last year Mac Keith Press sponsored the hosting of a group of internationally recognised clinicians and research scientists to discuss mobility and function priorities for individuals with cerebral palsy.


The Better Together 2022 on-line link to the current e-newsletter (December 2020) is here - https://bettertogether2022.org/news/4.html


Mac Keith Press has recently published a new book: Extremely Preterm Birth and its Consequences: The ELGAN Study edited by Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton, Thomas Michael O’Shea and Nigel Paneth. The book identifies potentially modifiable risk factors and pathways leading to a broad range of neurodevelopmental impairments in middle childhood, as well as to other conditions such as asthma, obesity, cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder.

Arnab Seal

Dear EACD members, friends and colleagues
As the year comes to an end and the festive season draws closer, it is time for us to take a well-earned break. It has been a difficult and sombre year for us all, which has seen the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pisa Summer Scool

A 5-days training course “Evidence based medicine and research in rehabilitation of childhood disabilities» has been organized on July 15-19, 2019 as a University of Pisa Summer School by the European Academy of Childhood Disability, with the support of the IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris.

Lectures recorded during the course are available for viewing now.


There are two excellent bidding candidates for the 2023 EACD Annual meeting: Ljubljana, Slovenia and Heidelberg, Germany. Both bids are presented below in alphabetical order. Please cast your vote below for your preferred candidate!

EACD EUrope 2021

After a careful consideration, we would like to inform you that the on-site EACD meeting in Bruges will be postponed to 2024, and will be replaced next year by a new virtual meeting: EACD Europe 2021!

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.


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.