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Breakfast Sessions

AusACPDM 2016 offers a great selection of concurrent breakfast sessions on each morning. 

Please note that there is an additional cost to attend concurrent breakfast sessions. 
The cost is AUD 30 per breakfast session and you must register your attendance via the online registration form. 

Breakfast sessions will run concurrently on:

Thursday 31 March 2016

Breakfast 1.
Using smart-phone technology to enhance early detection and rehabilitation of children with CP | Brian Hoare
This breakfast session will provide an overview of three newly developed apps that are changing practice in relation to assessment and treatment for children at risk of neurodevelopmental impairments or with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. 

Breakfast 2.
Supporting clinicians in developing countries: lessons from the field | James Rice

Breakfast 3.
The pearls and pitfalls of deep brain stimulation in Australian children (and where to from here?) | Lisa Copeland

Representatives from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria will present case summaries of children who have undergone deep brain stimulation in each state highlighting the variable outcomes that have been seen with this treatment and appropriateness of treatment. Presenters will then discuss the availability of this treatment in Australia, selection of appropriate candidates and appropriate goal setting for treatment. 

Breakfast 4.
Cerebral Palsy research state of the science: advances over the last decade |  Karen Walker
At the end of this session participants will have new knowledge of: (1) the significant advances in cerebral palsy research over the last decade (2) an overview of novel methodologies that are being used to accelerate research, (3) and an overview of current state of the science in effective strategies for preventing cerebral palsy and investigating brain repair, with the ultimate aim of curing cerebral palsy.

Breakfast 5.
Practical application of motor learning approaches in PT/OT - are we using motor learning strategies to their fullest extent in our sessions? | Virginia Wright

Friday 1 April 2016 

Breakfast 6.
Green light interventions: evidence based ingredients | Linda Fetters
At the end of this sessions delegates will have: s
ummary knowledge of the evidence based ingredients essential to motor interventions, knowledge of methods for incorporating evidence based ingredients into current practice and knowledge of essential questions for parents and professionals to ask when seeking and providing best practice interventions. 

Breakfast 7. 
The coming of age: twenty-one years of gait analysis in Australia. Where to from here? | Pam Thomason
This session will overview how research using three dimensional gait analysis has improved our understanding of gait pathology in children with CP. The development of gait pattern classifications and the recent development of the plantarflexor-knee extension couple index will be discussed. 

Breakfast 8.
Hip to be square: applying radiological evidence, orthopaedic & therapeutic intervention in seating management for adults with CP | Abhay Khot

This session will provide an understanding of hip health through clinical examination of patients using evidenced based assessment tools and the interpretation of appropriate Radiology. Discussions will address pain management, the problems of use of slings in hoist transfers, without specific prescription addressed by clinical evaluation of hip ranges of movement and underlying pathology. 

Breakfast 9. 
iTreat - how to make technology work for you and your patients | Richard Ellenson

Breakfast 10. 
Behavioural assessment of visual functions in infants with brain lesions | Giovanni Cioni

Saturday 2 April 2016 

Breakfast 11.
Unpacking the participation construct: a guide to measurement and intervention targets in paediatric rehabilitation Christine Imms/Brooke Adair
The findings of a recent systematic review of the language, concepts and measurement of participation found the participation construct could be modelled using a family of related constructs including: attendance, involvement, activity competence, sense of self and preferences. This session will ‘unpack’ this family of participation-related constructs to provide the audience with a way of thinking about how the various constructs relate to each other and the measures that might be chosen to capture each phenomenon. The model can also be used to consider how to design and target intervention within a framework of perceived environmental affordances. 

Breakfast 12. 
Engaging patients and families in childhood disability research | Tom Chau

Breakfast 13. 
Involving parents in intervention for preterm children | Karli Treyvaud
This session will present results of a prospective longitudinal study of parental well-being following the birth of a preterm infant, from birth to two years. Intervention with at-risk children in the early years is one of the most cost-effective strategies to improve future outcomes and productivity for preterm children, and the evidence for this will be presented.

Breakfast 14.
Robotic technologies for CP: state-of-the-art, clinical evidence and future developments |
Andrew McDaid

In this breakfast session we will first present a background on the significance, need and potential for robotics from a clinical perspective. We will present a brief review of the state-of-the-art in robotics technologies for motion assistance and rehabilitation therapy for children with cerebral palsy. Findings from the most significant clinical trials and systematic reviews in the field will be presented, including a recent review from Russo et al. on robotic assisted gait training. 


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