1) To ensure a rigorous process to ensure that any scientific material published or presented under the auspices of the EACD has the appropriate level of scientific merit.
2) To support Local Organisers of the EACD Annual Meeting and/or other EACD Events in producing a programme which is original, has excellent scientific credential and has the right mix of original research and evidence-based instructional practice.
Christopher Newman, MD, PhD
Head of Pediatric Neurology and Neurorehabilitation; Unit de Neurologie et Neurorehabilitation Pediatrique, Hôpital Nestlé, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)
Erik Domellöf, Psychologist, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology at Umea University
Senior Lecturer in developmental Psychology.
Yannick Bleyenheuft, MD, PhD
Professor at Institute of Neuroscience
The EACD General Management Committee appoints at least three members (outside the present General Management Committee) to form the EACD Scientific Committee. Scientific Committee members are elected for a period of 3 years (renewable once). The Scientific Committee members should reflect an appropriate representation of the various research areas in the area of Childhood Disability, including the fields of Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. The EACD Scientific Committee appoints a Chair, who will be an adjunct (non-voting) member of the General Management Committee.
Role of Scientific Committee Members
The Chair of the Scientific Committee is the leader and coordinator of the activities of the Scientific Committee and the Scientific Committee members are expected to work closely with the Committee Chair. Scientific 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 Scientific Committee members are:
Specific responsibilities and duties of the Chair of the EACD Scientific Committee:
EACD Scientific Committee members are accountable to the EACD General Management Committee for the stated duties and responsibilities.