EACD Education - European Academy of Childhood Disability http://edu.eacd.org/rss.xml en 23-25 May 2019, 31st EACD Annual Meeting, Paris http://edu.eacd.org/23-25-may-2019-31st-eacd-annual-meeting-paris <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">23-25 May 2019, 31st EACD Annual Meeting, Paris</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="216" src="/sites/default/files/Meeting_Archive/Paris-19/Paris-logo.jpg" width="769" /></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://eacd2019.org/" target="_blank">http://eacd2019.org/</a></strong></p> <!--break--><p></p> <p>Children with disabilities, their families and the professionals alongside them, are experiencing rapid changes and novel opportunities provided by evolving care, rehabilitation, social and political views on childhood disability. Reaping the benefits of the ongoing technological revolution to improve the social participation of children with disabilities and their families is also a challenge that will increase in years to come. To rise to this challenge the motto of the EACD meeting in Paris will be “<strong>Innovation for participation</strong>”. This event will bring together scientists, therapists, physicians, engineers and companies from numerous fields. Youngsters and adults with disabilities as well as their families are particularly welcome to contribute to this conference.</p> <p>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. We aim to highlight <strong>all forms of innovation</strong>, including technology, as well as innovations in treatment and interventions, in healthcare systems, in models of collaboration between children, families and professionals… with the ultimate target to advance participation!</p> <p>La Cité des Sciences is a unique Parisian venue <strong>dedicated to the dissemination of sciences for kids and families</strong>. It will provide the attendees the opportunity to <strong>have family time in the surroundings of the conference</strong>. Paris is a must see place in the world that will offer us an excellent environment for an interesting social and cultural program beside the main conference.</p> <p>It will be our great pleasure to welcome you in Paris!</p> <p>On behalf of the organizing and scientific committees</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="300" src="/sites/default/files/Meeting_Archive/Paris-19/Brochard-small.jpg" width="100" />Sylvain Brochard, President of the conference</p> <p><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="300" src="/sites/default/files/Meeting_Archive/Paris-19/Newman-small.jpg" width="123" />Christopher Newman, Chair of the scientific committee</p> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr></tr></tbody></table></div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-07-29T06:44:26+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 07/29/2018 - 09:44</span> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 06:44:26 +0000 okachmar 321 at http://edu.eacd.org Abstracts of the 31st EACD meeting are available online http://edu.eacd.org/abstracts-31st-eacd-meeting-are-available-online <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Abstracts of the 31st EACD meeting are available online</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-05-14T07:18:51+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:18</span> Tue, 14 May 2019 07:18:51 +0000 okachmar 429 at http://edu.eacd.org http://edu.eacd.org/abstracts-31st-eacd-meeting-are-available-online#comments 18-21 September 2019, 73rd AACPDM and 2nd IAACD meeting, Anaheim, USA http://edu.eacd.org/18-21-september-2019-73rd-aacpdm-and-2nd-iaacd-meeting-anaheim-usa <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">18-21 September 2019, 73rd AACPDM and 2nd IAACD meeting, Anaheim, USA</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-04-30T09:12:41+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:12</span> Tue, 30 Apr 2019 09:12:41 +0000 okachmar 427 at http://edu.eacd.org http://edu.eacd.org/18-21-september-2019-73rd-aacpdm-and-2nd-iaacd-meeting-anaheim-usa#comments A systematic review of paediatric occupation therapy for children with disabilities http://edu.eacd.org/systematic-review-paediatric-occupation-therapy-children-disabilities <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A systematic review of paediatric occupation therapy for children with disabilities </span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-04-17T10:48:14+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/17/2019 - 13:48</span> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 10:48:14 +0000 okachmar 426 at http://edu.eacd.org http://edu.eacd.org/systematic-review-paediatric-occupation-therapy-children-disabilities#comments Job vacancies on the EACD General Management Committee http://edu.eacd.org/job-vacancies-eacd-general-management-committee <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Job vacancies on the EACD General Management Committee</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-03-25T10:07:12+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/25/2019 - 13:07</span> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:07:12 +0000 okachmar 394 at http://edu.eacd.org http://edu.eacd.org/job-vacancies-eacd-general-management-committee#comments New Technologies in Paediatric Neurodisability http://edu.eacd.org/new-technologies-paediatric-neurodisability <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New Technologies in Paediatric Neurodisability</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-03-22T10:49:59+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:49</span> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:49:59 +0000 okachmar 395 at http://edu.eacd.org http://edu.eacd.org/new-technologies-paediatric-neurodisability#comments 15-19 July 2019, University of Pisa - EACD Summer School, Pisa, Italy http://edu.eacd.org/Pisa_Summer_Scholl <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">15-19 July 2019, University of Pisa - EACD Summer School, Pisa, Italy</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-01-27T18:42:26+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 01/27/2019 - 21:42</span> Sun, 27 Jan 2019 18:42:26 +0000 okachmar 326 at http://edu.eacd.org http://edu.eacd.org/Pisa_Summer_Scholl#comments Austerity and families with disabled children: A European survey http://edu.eacd.org/node/322 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Austerity and families with disabled children: A European survey</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dmcn.13978"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/webfm/Meetings%20Archive/Paris-19/Austerity.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 140px; margin: 3px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p>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</p> <p><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dmcn.13978" target="_blank">https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/dmcn.13978</a></p> </div> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-07-29T07:12:56+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 07/29/2018 - 10:12</span> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 07:12:56 +0000 okachmar 322 at http://edu.eacd.org Voting for 33rd Annual EACD meeting location http://edu.eacd.org/voting-33rd-annual-eacd-meeting-location <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Voting for 33rd Annual EACD meeting location</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://edu.eacd.org/vote"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Vote.jpg" style="width: 179px; height: 100px; margin: 3px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>There were two bids for the 2021 Meeting. The <strong>Barcelona Team </strong>presented the Spanish bid and the <strong>Bruges Team </strong>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.</p> <h2>The Bruges team won the ballot and will be hosting the 2021 meeting.</h2> <p>The presentations of both teams are below.</p> <p><!--break--></p> <hr /><h2><a href="/sites/default/files/images/Brugge_0.jpg"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Brugge_0.jpg" style="width: 171px; height: 200px; margin: 2px;" /></a>Bruges, Belgium</h2> <p>On behalf of the Belgian Academy of Childhood Disability, it is our honour and privilege to invite the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) to hold her 33rd Meeting in Bruges, Belgium during the last week of May 2021.</p> <h3>"Composing a new symphony" is a conference theme</h3> <p>As organizing committee we would like to welcome you in 2021 for a memorable, historic EACD meeting fully in keeping with its mission, supported by our longstanding Belgian experience with innovation in childhood disability, privileged relationship with the European Institutions, and of course the assets of the city Bruges with its historical, cultural and culinary treasures.</p> <p>Ass. Prof. Elegast Monbaliu<br /> Chair Belgian Academy Childhood Disabilities</p> <p><a href="/sites/default/files/webfm/Bruges-2021-low.pdf">Detailed information on proposal in Bruges</a></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/gQi8KjjDEzw">Promofilm on Bruges - link to YouTube</a></p> <hr /><h2><a href="/sites/default/files/images/Barcelona.jpg"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/Barcelona.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 226px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 2px;" /></a>Barcelona, Spain</h2> <p>On behalf of the Spanish Pediatric Physical Therapy Association (SEFIP), whose president is the EACD National Coordinator in Spain, and after a formal decision of our Executive Committee, we firmly and enthusiastically propose to organize the next 33rd European Academy of Childhood Disability Congress on 2021, between the 26th and 29th May, at the Mediterranean city of Barcelona.</p> <h3>"Networking knowledge into actions" is a conference  theme</h3> <p>With the full support of all SEFIP directive board and members and other Spanish Societies, we would be pleased to accept the compromise and responsibility of coordinating all the actions needed for promoting and managing the organization of this congress.</p> <p>Lourdes Macias-Merlo, PT, PhD.<br /> President of the Spanish Pediatric physical therapy Association (SEFIP)</p> <p><a href="/sites/default/files/webfm/Barcelona-2021-Low.pdf">Detailed information on proposal in Barcelona</a></p> <p><a href="https://youtu.be/7MhgUivzvRE">Promofilm about Barcelona - link to Youtube</a></p> <p> </p> <hr /><p> </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/10/2018 - 09:26</span> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 06:26:31 +0000 okachmar 307 at http://edu.eacd.org Impact of austerity on families with disabled children across Europe http://edu.eacd.org/node/306 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Impact of austerity on families with disabled children across Europe</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="/sites/default/files/photos/AusterityImpact.jpg"><img alt="" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/photos/AusterityImpact.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 108px;" /></a>The 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <!--break--> <p>Professionals reported worse working conditions, less time to see each patient, changes to referral criteria to limit referrals and longer waiting times.</p> <p>Families (731 from 23 countries) reported worsening quality of services overall in the last three years (40%) across all European countries, with only 6% reporting services had improved in quality.</p> <p>Access to therapists, support in education, social care and welfare support were all reported by many families to be more difficult in countries where austerity measures were in place, the more so in countries where austerity measures were in place.</p> <p>Families and professionals reported that health, education support and social care support needs were less well met overall over the last ten years in countries with austerity measures, whilst those from countries without austerity cuts reported overall improvement in how well needs have been met.</p> <p>An abstract summary of the findings can be found here: <a href="http://adc.bmj.com/content/103/Suppl_1/A1.1">http://adc.bmj.com/content/103/Suppl_1/A1.1</a></p> <p>The UK Channel 4 News ran a story on the day that the findings were presented at the opening plenary session of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow on 13 March 2018, which can be found here: <a href="https://www.channel4.com/news/families-concerned-about-disability-services-for-young">https://www.channel4.com/news/families-concerned-about-disability-services-for-young</a></p> <p>Presentation by Dr Karen Horridge for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is below</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IEzXnYinC0Y" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>Dr Karen Horridge<br /> Consultant Paediatrician (Disability)<br /> Sunderland Royal Hospital</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">okachmar</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/28/2018 - 14:10</span> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:10:57 +0000 okachmar 306 at http://edu.eacd.org