Communications Committee


To ensure EACD will be highly visible to families, clinicians and academics in the field of childhood disability, and to ensure EACD will provide high quality, accessible information, education and resources to enable best practice for individuals with childhood-onset disabilities and their families.



Lorna Wales, OT, PhD

Research Professional Lead
The Children's Trust, Tadworth, Surrey



Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet, PT, PhD

Associate Professor at Lund University and National Coordinator for CPUP; Centre for Clinical Research Västerås; Uppsala University



Oleh Kachmar, MD, PhD

Head of Innovative Technologies Department and Information Center; International Clinic of Rehabilitation, Truskavets


The EACD General Management Committee elects at least three members to form the EACD Communications Committee. Communications Committee  members are elected for a period of 3 years.

Role of Communications Committee Members

The Communications Committee members are expected to work closely together with each other. Communications Committee members have to be members of EACD and must attend the EACD Annual Meetings during their term.

The responsibilities and duties of the EACD Communications Committee members are:

  • To build a community of EACD members and build the profile of EACD as an organisation by using a range of communication channels.
  • To ensure teaching and training opportunities are easily accessible.
  • To communicate and disseminate research findings relevant to the mission of EACD across Europe and beyond.
  • To foster co-operation and communication between people with an interest in childhood-onset disabilities in Europe and beyond.
  • To encourage people to become professionally active in the field of childhood-onset disability
  • To support the other members of the Communications Committee with any tasks and/or decisions as requested.
  • To present on request of the GMC, during a GMC meeting and/or AGM meeting an update on EACD's Communication Strategy.


EACD Communications Committee members are accountable to the EACD General Management Committee for the stated duties and responsibilities.



The European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) is an international not-for-profit association founded in 1989, and is an association for anyone with a clinical and/or scientific interest in childhood-onset disabilities in Europe and beyond. EACD's mission is to promote research and education for the benefit of people with childhood-onset disabilities throughout Europe and beyond. 


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