8th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Adelaide Convention Centre #ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
On behalf of the Scientific Committee of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) it gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend our 8th Biennial Scientific Conference to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Australia 30 March - 2 April 2016.
AusACPDM is committed to advancing understanding and awareness of evidence based practice in the field of childhood physical disability and is the key industry touch point for the community.
The AusACPDM Scientific Conference provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, a chance to network with like-minded colleagues and friends as well as the opportunity to discuss the latest research findings and advances.
I look forward to welcoming you to the AusACPDM 8th Biennial Scientific Conference 2016 where you will be encouraged to share, discuss, develop and reflect whilst also sampling the delights of beautiful Adelaide.
Dr James Rice, Conference Convenor
*** Registrations for AusACPDM 2016 are set to open in October 2015 ***
Professor Tom Chau
Tom Chau, PhD, PEng, is Vice President of Research, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Director of the Bloorview Research Institute, the Raymond Chang Foundation Chair in Access Innovations, and a full Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto.
His recent research has focused on the investigation of novel access pathways for children and youth with severe physical impairments. Chau has published 150 refereed scientific articles and holds 5 patents.
His lab has developed numerous innovations aimed at maximizing possibilities for children. These include: the Virtual Music Instrument, a software tool that allows children of all abilities to access music; numerous alternative access switches that harness physiological or biomechanical signals from the body; a novel prosthetic control system and a medical device to assess swallowing safety.
Professor Giovanni Cioni
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.
He also received special training in Neonatal Neurology at the University of Groningen, with Heinz Prechtl, and training in child neurology and rehabilitation in many Centres in Europe. He is currently Scientific Director of IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris, National Biomedical Research Hospital for neurodevelopmental disorders, Director of PhD Programme in Neuroscience, and of the School of Specialization in Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa.
His main research interests are: Early brain plasticity in relation to neurodevelopmental disorders (human and mouse models) and early intervention; Primary creatine deficiency disorders; Neuroimaging techniques (including Ultra High Field MR) and application to child neurology; New approaches to neurological evaluation of newborns and young infants; Short- and long-term follow-up of the newborn at risk for neurological damage; Central visual disorders in children.
He has been recipient of many international awards and author of more than 300 Publications in scientific journals and books (H index 45, citations 6647, Febr. 2015).
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide,
South Australia 5000,
Ph: +61 8 8212 4099
Abstract Selection Process
All submitted abstracts will undergo a rigorous peer review and standardized scoring process.
The AusACPDM 2016 Conference Organising Committee reserves the right to decide on how many submissions to accept, based on the number, quality, and potential impact of the submissions, and the space available in the conference venue.
Submission deadline for scientific papers is 5pm AEST Monday 3 August 2015.
Only online abstracts will be accepted. Please submit your structured abstract, using the submission template according to the format described below.
Please Download the Paper Presentation Abstract Submission Template
You will be asked to provide the following details:
Authors: List a maximum of eight names
Institution: One primary affiliation should be listed for each author in the format: “Institution, City, Country”
Please note that the first author will be considered the recipient of any conference prizes awarded.
Using the following structured abstract format, with no more than 400 words you must submit your abstracts in a separate word file using the template provided. Abstracts that do not comply with the submission guidelines (e.g. incorrect font, incorrect formatting, more than 400 words) unfortunately cannot be accepted.
Objective: State the main study questions and identify any hypotheses being tested.
Design: State the study type, e.g. Randomised controlled trial, Systematic review, Cost-benefit analysis, or Retrospective cohort study.
Method: Describe the participants (report age as mean (SD) in years and months; sex as ‘n=’ (not %); relevant classification/s; recruitment method), instrumentation and measures (use SI units, except for blood pressure use mmHg, convert imperial units to metric), procedure and statistical analyses used.
Results: Identify the main study outcomes including results of any statistical tests (show standard deviations as (SD), not ±; do not use percentages for sample sizes below 50; abbreviate probability with a lower case italicized p). Please note that it is not sufficient just to state that ‘results will be presented’.
Conclusion: State conclusions as clinical implications and future research directions.
References: If necessary, a maximum of 3 references will be accepted, but will be included in your word count.
Figures and Tables: Are not permitted and will be removed.
Additional Information: Additional information such as acknowledgements, disclosures and funding sources are not required and will be removed.
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