AusACPDM & IAACD 2022 Conference: Call for submissions now open

The Combined 11th Australasia Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the 3rd International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disabilities Conference ‘BETTER TOGETHER’ (AusACPDM / IAACD 2022) will take place from the 1st to the 5th March 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will be a hybrid conference so you can attend in person or virtually.eHealth Summit for Paediatric Therapists

Call for Focused Symposia and Current Debates/Controversies

The Scientific Committee invites you to submit abstracts now for Focused Symposia and Current Debates/Controversies. Future calls will be made for scientific free papers, posters, instructional courses, breakfasts, PhD platforms and other presentation types. We engage multi-centre, multi-country submissions from both high and low resource settings. This will be a hybrid conference and presenters can plan to attend in person or virtually. We welcome in-person, virtual and hybrid presentations. This does not need to be specified at the time of your submission.

The deadline for submission is: 23:59 (AEST) 31st October 2020

Submissions are welcomed over a wide range of conditions and themes;


  • Acquired brain injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cerebral visual impairment
  • Chromosomal disorders
  • Neonatal Brachial Plexus palsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Spinal Bifida
  • Spinal cord injury and disease
  • Other


  • Adults and transitional care
  • Aetiology, epidemiology and causal mechanisms
  • Care in lower resource settings
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines, Care Pathways
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Communication and assistive devices
  • Consumer engagement, social policy and service delivery
  • Disability management during a pandemic / disaster
  • Early detection, neonatal care and early interventions
  • Family/caregiver health and wellbeing
  • Genomics
  • Indigenous and First Nations people and disability
  • Intensive motor interventions
  • Knowledge translation and implementation
  • Living and planning for pandemics and disasters
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Movement disorders and Hypertonia/hypotonia management
  • Neuroscience and neuroimaging
  • New technologies, innovations and robotics
  • Nutrition, diet, feeding and oropharyngeal dysphagia
  • Orthopaedics, muscle and bone health
  • Pain
  • Participation
  • Physical activity, fitness and sports/leisure
  • Physical rehabilitation/ habilitation
  • Preclinical studies, neuroprotection, prevention & neural repair
  • Sleep
  • Telehealth
  • Vision
  • Other