Please find below the latest news updates about the plans and activities
of the European Academy of Childhood Disability!
Published: 13 September 2021
On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 34th European Academy Of Childhood Disability (EACD) Annual Meeting, it will be a great pleasure to welcome you to Barcelona, from May 18 to May 21, 2022
The program will provide an innovative and comprehensive overview of the advances in basic, translational and clinical research; we will be able to discuss new developments in the diagnosis, practice and management of Childhood Disability, promoting the highest standards of care and support for the patients and families. The 34th EACD Annual Meeting will also provide a key interdisciplinary platform for all participants, not only to share knowledge and the most recent advances but also to discuss practical, real -world challenges, all under the Meeting Theme: "Networking Knowledge into Actions".
Barcelona is a magnificent and cosmopolitan city, a perfect venue for the congress thanks to its privileged position on the Mediterranean coast. It has been the gateway and home of several ancient cultures that have always represented the essence of art, culture and progress. The local organizing committee hopes to greet you in person, but due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, our meeting will be fully hybrid, with the possibility of attending in person or online. If you can join us, we will do everything possible to make your stay in Barcelona a useful, pleasant as possible and a truly unforgettable experience.
We look forward to meeting you in Barcelona!!
Dr. Mercedes Martínez Moreno, MD
President of the Local Organizing Committee
Dr. Lourdes Macias Merlo, PT
President of the Local Scientiﬁc Committee
Published: 2 September 2021
The scientific committee of the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) invites you to submit abstracts for a mini-symposium, instructional course, oral communication and/or poster presentation. Be aware that only abstracts following the Guidelines for Abstract Submission (see here) will be accepted.
With our motto "Networking knowledge into actions" we invite authors from all fields and professions surrounding children and adults with disabilities to submit their topics. With improving networks of care and better web connectivity, collaborative working across boundaries has prospered within Europe and across our global community. We would welcome submissions where such collaborations has led to a change in practice, influenced outcomes, offered benefits or thrown up some challenges. All abstracts related to childhood-onset disabilities are welcome, including those on treatment, prevention, early detection, early intervention, transition and lifespan issues, parents' and siblings’'experiences, adult research, health systems, engineering in disability, basic sciences, social science research and ethics.
We are interested in receiving submissions across a large number of conditions, including cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury (traumatic, stroke, cancer), neuromuscular disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, obstetrical brachial plexus palsy, spinal disorders, intellectual impairments, learning disabilities, profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, sensory impairments, genetic syndromes (e.g. Down, Rett, ...), rare diseases (e.g. neurometabolic, neurodegenerative, ...) and all other neurodevelopmental conditions.
Mini-symposia & Instructional courses:
18 October 2021: Abstracts Submission deadline
12 November 2021: Notifications to submitting authors
Oral communications & Poster presentations:
15 November 2021: Abstract Submission deadline
17 January 2022: Notifications to submitting authors
Published: 30 August 2021
The current COVID-19 outbreaks throughout Australia have created increasing uncertainty about travel both within Australia and Internationally. Currently there is almost no travel across state borders in Australia, and the likelihood of international borders opening early in 2022 seems remote. Because of these uncertainties, the Better Together 2022 Organising Committee, in consultation with the AusACPDM Board and IAACD Steering Group, have made the decision to move to a fully virtual Conference in March 2022.
This decision has been made now in advance before there are too many financial implications to the Host Academy, to those wishing to make plans to attend, and to allow time for the Committee to put together the best virtual conference possible for our participants. The Better Together 2022 Organising Committee thanks everyone for their support and understanding in this decision, and we are all very much looking forward to a day when we can all safely come together again. We are Better Together, and we can be Better Together virtually as well as in person.
Published: 25 June 2021
The 34th EACD Annual Meeting is going to take place in Barcelona, Spain from 18-21 May 2022! The EACD 2022 Organising Team is working hard to bring you an inspiring, high-quality programme under the Meeting Theme: "Networking Knowledge into Actions".
The Meeting will be in hybrid format. Save the date and join us next year in Barcelona! More information regarding the Call for Abstracts and other key deadlines will follow soon.
For the latest updates on the EACD Barcelona 2022 Meeting, please visit regularly: https://www.eacd2022.com/
Published: 21 June 2021
The EACD Early Career Researchers’ Forum has been launched on Thursday 3 June 2021 during the EACD Europe 2021 Meeting!
All Early Career Researchers within the EACD Community are welcome to join this Forum and to participate in the activities of the Early Career Researchers’ Forum. The Forum is intended to be a central platform run by Early Career Researchers (ECRs) for the ECRs community across Europe active in the area of childhood-onset disability. A place for ECRs to find and discuss opportunities, learn from others, share experiences, get to know your colleagues, mentor peers, and create impact through community engagement.
Would you like to be involved or participate in the activities of the Forum? Please complete the survey here: https://eacd.typeform.com/to/WOQvKcMC
This short survey has been prepared by the current (interim-)leads of the Forum to capture your thoughts and ideas, and allow you to indicate your interest in this initiative. Furthermore, please feel free to introduce yourself on the Padlet Board at EACD Early Career Researchers' Forum, and tell us some more about who you are, where you are from, and what your research, clinical or other interests are!
Published: 11 June 2021
Under the meeting theme 'Childhood Disability in a Changing World', EACD Europe 2021 looked back on the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19 on the area of childhood disability, from the use of remote consultation methods and tele-medicine up to the mental health impact. But also looked forward to the newest trends in rehabilitation and care, the possibilities for user-professionals partnerships, and the latest developments in technology and innovation.
Around 600 delegates from 54 different countries joined us during this innovative, fully virtual meeting with four Thematic days spread over four consecutive weeks. During these weeks, the participants have been presented 22 keynotes, 71 oral communications, 194 poster presentations, and 4 satellite symposia. Furthermore, EACD Europe 2021 is proud to have hosted the launch of the EACD Early Career Researchers' Forum, and the inaugural meeting of the Early Intervention in Developmental Disabilities Special Interest Group.
All session recordings will become available at short notice at the EACD2021 Virtual Platform and will be accessible for all EACD2021 delegates up until December 2021!
Did you participate in the EACD Europe 2021 Meeting? Please let us know your thoughts and feedback here: https://www.flexmail.eu/f-9924efeb4f5e8c6f