BornToGetThere Summer School 2022
Pisa, Italy


Since there are still some available places, starting from May 18th, applications have been opened again until June 20th, 2022! Click here to find out the latest info!

Should you be interested in the scholarships covering part of the accommodation and/or travel costs, please submit your application no later than May 26th, 2022.

From Early Detection to Early Surveillance and Intervention in Children at Risk of Cerebral Palsy

This Summer School is organized by the University of Pisa as a part of a project funded by the European Commission “Born Together” with the support of the IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris and of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 848201. The 5-day course is a practical and immersive experience, covering the models, the procedures and instruments that are recommended internationally to plan and conduct clinical and research activities for Early Detection, surveillance and intervention in children at risk for Cerebral Palsy (CP). It will be based on international guidelines, effective models of knowledge translation, and guided by good clinical and human ethics practice. The course faculty will be constituted of international experts in the field of childhood disability research and clinical care.

The 5-day course will be divided in:

  • Morning: theoretical teaching organized in lectures covering theoretical frameworks and models
  • Afternoon: practical training in which participants will be directly involved to practise the design and the planning of care pathways and the elaboration of joint research and clinical activities
  • Meet the expert sessions (morning and/or evening): personal experience sharing by international calibre professionals in the field of childhood disability

The Summer School experience will be hybrid mode only for presenters. All participating students are requested to attend in person.


The aims of the Summer School are

  1. to raise awareness of the participants about the practical pathways for the implementation of Early diagnosis and Intervention guidelines of CP as feasible, sustainable and culturally modified for different environments
  2. to elevate the participants’ knowledge of the surveillance and early intervention methods and models iii) to promote international collaboration for the advancement of early care and parallel research efforts with children at risk of CP and their families.

At the end of the course the participants:

  • Will be familiar with the recommended methods of early detection (ED), early surveillance (ES), and early intervention (EI) of CP
  • Will have the tools to develop and promote a care pathway for early ED of CP
  • Will be aware of the specific challenges related to conducting clinical care and research with children at high risk of CP and their families, and be equipped to anticipate and overcome them
  • Will be able to integrate the newly acquired knowledge to advance their practice clinical and research career
  • Will be familiar with the international ED, ES and EI methods, differences and similarities in different socio-economic contexts
  • Will be able to build on their knowledge to foster regional and international partnerships



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There is no registration cost to the participants as the Summer School is supported by the EU Horizon 2020 project BornToGetThere.
Flights and accommodations are not included and they are borne by each student. Some options for accommodations can be found here

After the applicant selection process, the European Academy of Childhood Disability and the organising team will consider on a case-by-case basis where assistance to cover part of the travel and/accommodation expenses might be appropriate to support people who may not be able to attend otherwise. Particular emphasis is placed on assisting those from European middle-income and low-income countries (Country Income Classification - World Bank Atlas Method). As such, potential applicants who may not be able to attend otherwise are encouraged to indicate in their application if and why they would need assistance to cover part of the travel and/or accommodation expenses.


11 -15 July 2022

Application Deadline

20 June 2022

NOTICE: Should you be interested in the scholarships covering part of the accomodation and/or travel costs, please submit your application no later than May 26th.


Prof. Andrea Guzzetta 
Dr. Giuseppina Sgandurra

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