EACD 2023 Awards Celebration Event

  • 21 Feb 2024
  • 10:30 - 13:30
  • Online


  • Free for EACD members - Registration code required. This code has been send by email to all active EACD members.

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EACD 2023 Awards Celebration Event!

When: 21 Feb 2024, 10:30-13:30h CET (Brussels time)
Where: Online

As part of EACD's mission and strategy to celebrate excellence in research for the benefit of people with childhood-onset disabilities, we are planning the EACD 2023 Award Celebration Event on Wednesday February 21st, 10:30-13:30h CET. During this online event we will give the platform to the EACD 2023 award winners to give a 15-min presentation (followed by a 5-min Q&A) to the EACD community about their work that was awarded.

This event is free for EACD members!
Non-members can attend for a fee of 10 euros.

EACD 2023 Award Winners:

Prof. Nora Shields - La Trobe University, Australia

Effect of a community-based intervention (FitSkills) for young people with disability on physical activity participation: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial

Jacqueline Ding - CP-Achieve, Australia

Exploring young adulthood: Experiences and perceptions of participation for adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy

Mari Naaris - KU Leuven, Belgium

Effectiveness of a four-week powered wheelchair training intervention in children and young people with severe cerebral palsy

Liza van Dijk - Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Pre-operative gait pattern seems to influence the effect of selective dorsal rhizotomy on gait in children with spastic diplegia

Alexandra Palmcrantz  - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Muscle strength, muscle volume and functional mobility in children with spastic cerebral palsy

Dr. Fabrizia Festante - University of Pisa, Italy

Motherese phonation style during interactions with pre-linguistic infants at high risk of Cerebral Palsy

Maria Garcia Galant - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Children with Cerebral Palsy Improve Affect Recognition After Completing a Home-Based Computerized Cognitive Intervention

Dr. Monika Novak-Pavlic - CanChild, McMaster University, Canada

A systematic review of interventions promoting physical, psychological and socioeconomic well-being of parents of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities



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