Join us at EACD Barcelona 2022 ! Barcelona is a magnificent and cosmopolitan city, a perfect venue for the congress thanks to its privileged position on the Mediterranean coast. It has been the gateway and home of several ancient cultures that have always represented the essence of art, culture and progress.
The war in Ukraine due to the invasion by the Russian Army is having a devastating impact on the country's children with disabilities. Families are terrified, in shock, and desperate for safety. In conflict, children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable. They often require specialized treatment and services. Without access to services, schools and assistive products like wheelchairs, many children with disabilities face a very real risk of exclusion, neglect and stigmatization as the war continues.
Under the meeting theme 'Childhood Disability in a Changing World', EACD Europe 2021 looked back on the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on the area of childhood disability, from the use of remote consultation methods and tele-medicine up to the mental health impact. But also looked forward to the newest trends in rehabilitation and care, the possibilities for user-professionals partnerships, and the latest developments in technology and innovation.
What are children, families, and professionals aiming for?
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 34th European Academy Of Childhood Disability (EACD) Annual Meeting, it will be a great pleasure to welcome you to Barcelona, from May 18 to May 21, 2022.
The current COVID-19 outbreaks throughout Australia have created increasing uncertainty about travel both within Australia and Internationally. Currently there is almost no travel across state borders in Australia, and the likelihood of international borders opening early in 2022 seems remote.
Because of these uncertainties, the Better Together 2022 Organising Committee, in consultation with the AusACPDM Board and IAACD Steering Group, have made the decision to move to a fully virtual Conference in March 2022.
The EACD Early Career Researchers’ Forum has been launched on Thursday 3 June 2021 during the EACD Europe 2021 Meeting!
All Early Career Researchers within the EACD Community are welcome to join this Forum and to participate in the activities of the Early Career Researchers’ Forum. The Forum is intended to be a central platform run by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) for the ECRs community across Europe active in the area of childhood-onset disability.
Mac Keith Press and the European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS) present two European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) accredited online learning courses that provide authoritative advice on managing neurological disorders presenting in infancy.
The 32nd EACD Annual meeting 2020 was conducted online from Poznan on November 25-28, 2020.
Keynote lectures of the Poznan meeting are available for EACD members.
And how is it achieved for children with disabilities and their families?
Parent empowerment is described as “a process by which individuals gain mastery and control over their lives and a better understanding of their environment” [Zimmerman Marc et al 1992] and has become a hot topic in many areas including the field of childhood disability.