EACD EUrope 2021

Submit an abstract about your innovative product, tool and/or technology relevant to the area of childhood disability! Innovative product and/or technology abstracts should describe a new, innovative product, tool and/or technology relevant to the area of childhood disability. Ideally, these should be solutions that can be quickly implemented in routine practice and/or in daily life. products, tools and/or technologies that have been piloted or implemented are encouraged.

Child in the Wheelchair

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.

Child Neurology Courses

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.


Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology has recently published a new Virtual Issue on: ‘Developmental changes in pediatric neurodisability’, with 11 great papers on topics ranging from concepts to diagnostics and therapy!

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!