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The programme of the Conference is made of:

  • Keynote lectures
  • Breakfast courses
  • Thematic symposia and workshops
  • Training courses
  • Meet the Experts and “Pros and Cons” debates
  • Pre and post conference workshops and courses
  • Satellite Symposia
  • World CP Register and Surveillance Congress
  • Posters and oral communications sessions

Most of these events will be organized upon participants suggestions and proposals.

Keynote lecture
A list of experts about the main topics of the Conference have been selected and the invitation letters have been already sent to many of them. The names of the keynote contributors and a short description of their research interest will be continuously updated in the dedicate section of the website

Thematic symposia and workshops
Symposia and workshops devoted to one of the conference main  topic or to other topics believed interesting by the attendants can be proposed, following the specific format.
Please note that the duration of these workshops and symposia should be between 60 and 90 minutes and made of three to five coordinated contributions.
A general title should be given with a name of one or maximun two proponents. The proposal needs to be completed by the abstract of each of the contributions

Training courses
Training Courses are the essential element of the Conference, by which it is possible to give informational or educational contributions on specific topics of great interest for cerebral palsy (for example, new methods of functional classification, specific treatments, etc ). Contributions should be highly innovative.
Presentation of the course by multiple speakers and the delivery of educational material to participants, is strongly encouraged.

Meet the experts and “pros and cons” debates
The spaces devoted to them (45 minutes), in parallel sessions, will be used to allow a speaker, or a maximum of two, experts in a subject of large interest with aspects of dispute, to list the "pros" and "cons" of a thesis, proposing a synthesis or a different theory, summarizing the available evidence around a mode of treatment, the pathological hypothesis about some of disorders or other important themes around CP. At least 15 minutes at the end of the meeting will be reserved for audience questions.
The scientific committee will chose the topics and the speakers of this part of the programme, but suggestions by attenders are welcome through Conference mail address (infonews@cp2012.it)
Some of these parts of the programme will be proposed directly by the parents and addressed specifically to them.

Pre and post conference workshops and courses
The participation to these events will be not included in the registration fees. Scientists interested to propose one of these events can contact the Scientific and Organizing Committee giving their suggestions. These events, if accepted, will require special registration fees.
Information about this matter will be shown in a special section of the website.

World cp register and surveillance congress
A proposal for a large space in a paralle session dedicated to this topic has been already presented. The preliminary programme of this part will be shown in the conference website in the next weeks, as soon as the proposed speakers and topics will be accepted.
On the basis of this proposal the attendants can submit further propositions for posters and oral communication around the themes of CP Register

Posters and oral communications sessions
Oral communications and posters have an equal scientific merit in the Conference. For each of oral submissions 10 minutes of time will be allocated in a specific session of the programme. The posters will be exposed  in suitable areas of the Conference venue. The authors of posters must be present next to them, to answer questions from participants in the session indicated in the final programme.

The official language of the Conference is English.
Simultaneous translation into Italian will be provided only for the main lectures and the other events foreseen in the Auditorium



Last update: 16/02/2016 13:17 - Francesco Foschi