Educational Lectures

Sergiusz Jozwiak

Sergiusz Jóźwiak

MD, PhD
Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland

Head of the Department of Pediatric Neurology at Warsaw Medical University (since 2015). Head of Department of Neurology and Epileptology in the Children’s Memorial Health Institute in Warsaw (1997-2015). National consultant for child neurology (2009-2013). President of the Polish Society of Paediatric Neurology (2003-2011). Coordinator of the European project on TSC EPISTOP.

In the years 2006-2009, Prof. Jozwiak was the recipient of the Polish Academy of Science awards and Ministry of Health. In 2012 he has been nominated to the Gold Lancet Award for Innovation in Medicine. Professor Jóźwiak is a recipient of the Manuel Gomez Award, established by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (USA) for "creative or pioneering efforts that have appreciably improved either the understanding of the disease or the clinical care available for individuals with tuberous sclerosis".

Professor Jóźwiak’s research focuses mainly on neuro-cutaneous disorders and epilepsy, with a particular interest in infantile spasms. For more than 25 years, he has directed a special program for tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and participated in the discovery of the TSC1 gene, working out practical guidelines for TSC management. He also conducts clinical research and directs basic studies on TSC pathogenesis. Other interests include pediatric multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, and metabolic diseases.

Keynote lecture presented at the 32th EACD Annual Meeting in Poznan, November 25, 2020

Full info available to EACD members only
Bernard Dan

Bernard Dan, Belgium

Paediatric neurologist and rehabilitation physician
Université libre de Bruxelles and Inkendaal Rehabilitation Hospital

Bernard Dan is a paediatric neurologist and rehabilitation physician based in Brussels. He is professor of neuroscience at the Université libre de Bruxelles, medical director of Inkendaal Rehabilitation Hospital, and Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. His clinical and research interest includes cerebral palsy, neurogenetic conditions and neurophysiology. He was the 2010 president of the EACD and chaired the scientific committee of the academy until last year. He wrote over 250 articles in top-ranking journals, textbooks on Angelman syndrome, childhood disability, and co-edited a major reference book on cerebral palsy and one on ethics in childhood neurodisability. He served as scientific curator for several art exhibitions relating to disability and authored novels and short stories.

Keynote lecture presented at the 32th EACD Annual Meeting in Poznan, November 25, 2020

Full info available to EACD members only
Giovanni Cioni

Giovanni Cioni

Scientifc Director, IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, Italy, Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa

Giovanni Cioni is Full Professor of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa, Italy. He obtained laurea cum laude, University of Florence, School of Medicine, and Specializations in Child Neurology and Psychiatry and in Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Pisa.

Karen-Meeteren

Karen van Meeteren

Why should you involve clients or family in clinical research?
Tools for client engagement: the participation matrix
Karen van Meeteren

Jules Becher

Jules Becher

Prof. Jules Becher did finish his medical education on the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1978.  He specialised in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and in October 1985 he finished his specialization.  In 1986 he started at the University Hospital VU medical center in Amsterdam as paediatric physiatrist. In 2000, he finished his PhD on measurement of impaired muscle function in stroke patients. At that time, he has been an expert in treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy.

Andrea Guzetta

Andrea Guzzetta

Early intervention in high-risk newborns: the VISIBLE project
Andrea Guzzetta (Pisa)

Jules Becher

Jules Becher

Prof. Jules Becher did finish his medical education on the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1978.  He specialised in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and in October 1985 he finished his specialization.  In 1986 he started at the University Hospital VU medical center in Amsterdam as paediatric physiatrist. In 2000, he finished his PhD on measurement of impaired muscle function in stroke patients. At that time, he has been an expert in treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy.

Hans Forssberg

Hans Forssberg

Hans Forssberg is Professor in Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet and Consultant in Neuropaediatrics at Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. He is president of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability and past chairman of the European Academy of Childhood Disability.

Juliet Goldbart

Juliet Goldbart

Juliet Goldbart is a developmental psychologist and Professor of Developmental Disabilities at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Arnab Seal

Arnab Seal

Arnab is a neurodevelopmental paediatrician based in Leeds, UK and is the current Chair of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD). He is affiliated to University of Leeds and is a Course Organiser of the MSc Child Health programme in Leeds. Arnab has a strong interest in global education and has been the Chair of the Global Professional Education Programme of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability (IAACD) from 2014. He is also a Steering Group member of the IAACD