The 31st Annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability, Paris, 23-25 May, 2019

The 31st Annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability will be held in Paris (France) from the 23rd to 25th May 2019.
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 a challenge that will increase in years to come. To rise to this challenge the motto of the EACD meeting in Paris will be “Innovation for participation”. 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.
This opportunity cannot be missed. You can now registrer on-line.

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 all forms of innovation, including technology, as well as innovations in treatment and intervention, in healthcare systems, in models of collaboration between children, families and professionals… with the ultimate target to advance participation!
The program will mainly consist of presentation submissions. Do not hesitate to submit abstracts.
The call for abstracts is open until the 31st of October 2018.
Call for abstract

The following topics are a non-exclusive list of themes suggested by the scientific committee for free communications :

  • Innovation in treatment :
    • Motor and non-motor interventions (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech langage therapy, environnement, …),
    • Technology-assisted rehabilitation (robotics, exergaming, telerehabilitation, …)
    • Assistive devices (for movement, communication, learning, …)
    • Low-cost innovation
    • Surgery (orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, …)
    • Service provision
    • Palliative care and pain
    • Gene therapy, stem cell therapy, neuroprotection,

  • Innovation in diagnostics and assessments
    • Brain imagery
    • Neurophysiology
    • Musculo-skeletal imagery, modeling and physiology
    • Movement analysis and biomechanics
    • Measures especially of function and participation
    • Cognitive and language assessments
    • Deep Learning and Big data

It will be our great pleasure to welcome you in Paris!

On behalf of the organizing and scientific committees

Stéphane ARMAND