17-20 June 2020, 32nd EACD meeting, Poznan, Poland

Poznan meeting

Following an outstanding conference in Paris, we are delighted to organize the 32nd Annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability in the beautiful city of Poznan, Poland. The conference will take place at the Poznan Congress Center, from June 17th to 20th 2020.

The choice for Poznan is not accidental. Poznan, the capital of Wielkopolska Region, is a very modern and rapidly developing city, widely recognized as a center of developmental medicine and rehabilitation both in Poland and across Europe, among other based on the invaluable contribution on the treatment of polio made by Professor Wiktor Dega. It will be a great honour for us to host the participants of the conference here, in this unique city.

The main goals of the conference are to present the latest knowledge, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic trends, and to create a forum for meetings and interdisciplinary discussions between specialists in the field of childhood disabilities including among other: physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, pedagogues, and speech therapists. The problems to be addressed during the conference are centered around the difficult process of growing up and crossing the border into adulthood together with the disability persisting since childhood as reflected by our theme: “From Childhood to Adulthood with Disability”. The discussion will involve all the key elements supporting the process of age transition and facilitating the therapeutic management. In addition, I am more than happy to invite you to join our planned transatlantic webinar – a live transmission of orthopaedic procedures from operating rooms worldwide – entitled Mini-invasive techniques in paediatric orthopaedics a few days before the actual Annual Meeting. For more information please visit our website:


The call for abstracts is now open!

You can submit your scientific abstracts, mini-symposiums and instructional courses until the 17th of November 2019, 23:59h (CET)!

The conference will provide an opportunity for research teams to exhibit their ongoing research and innovations and for professionals and stakeholders to benefit from cutting edge expertise and knowledge delivered by an international panel of speakers.

With the motto “From Childhood to Adulthood with Disability” we invite authors from all fields and professions surrounding children with disabilities to submit their topics. All abstracts related to childhood and young persons’ disabilities are welcome, including those on treatment, prevention, early detection, early intervention, transition and lifespan issues, parents’ and siblings’ experiences, adult research, health systems, engineering in disability, basic sciences, social science research and ethics.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Marek Jozwiak, MD, PhD
President of EACD Annual Meeting 2020

Christopher Newman, MD, PhD
Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee  

Prof. Małgorzata Syczewska, MD, PhD
Co-Chair of the Scientific Committee