Preliminary Programme at a glance (108.32 Kbytes, last update: 04/09/2012 10:15)
Detailed Programme (83.93 Kbytes, last update: 17/09/2012 14:36)
The programme of the Conference is made of:
- Keynote lectures
- Breakfast courses
- Thematic symposia and
- Training courses
- Meet the Experts and
“Pros and Cons” debates
- Pre and post conference
workshops and courses
- Satellite Symposia
- World CP Register and
- Posters and oral
Most of these events will be organized upon participants suggestions
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
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 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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Information about this matter will be shown in a special section of the
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
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