ONLINE, 25.11.2020 - 28.11.2020

During EACD meeting a session on Muscle skeletal topics will be held. Every day there will be a block of oral communication. We have also planned guest lectures, keynote lectures and one specialty hip session. Every morning there will be a breakfast session.

Among the speakers invited there are: Unni Narayanan, Virginia Paleg, Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet, Harold J.P. van Bosse, Bart Kowalczyk, Piotr Michno, Jeroen Vermeulen, Annemieke Buizer, Erika Cloodt and others.
Oral communication blocks are in the topics:

1. Spine, movement and treatment outcomes (Thursday);
2. Upper extremity and treatment outcomes (Friday);
3. Cerebral palsy - outcome and daily activity (Friday);
4. Orthopaedics (Friday);
5. Muscle tone (Saturday).

On Thursday, we have planned a breakfast session on “Early muscle health in cerebral palsy: Moving towards an Integrated Functional Approach”. On the same day in the afternoon we propose an instruction course on “Has there been a change in the use of Botulinum Toxin Injection as part of the management of Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy? A review of service 2015 – 2019”.

The title of the morning session On Friday is: “From childhood to adulthood with cerebral palsy: CPUP – a multi-professional surveillance program through the lifespan” and the title of the second session is “Single Event Multilevel Surgery (SEMLS) in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP); the multidisciplinary process of clinical reasoning and an accurate guideline for a rehabilitation treatment”.

At the end of the day the instructional course will be held: “An ICF-CY based conceptual approach: Activity and Participation Focused Individualized Therapy (APFIT) after Botulinum Toxin injection in children with cerebral palsy”. The title of the second session is “Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita - overcoming skeletal disabilities in children via surgical treatments - the international perspective”.

On the same day a hip session will take place – dedicated for hip problems. The title of the instructional course is: “Management of the Hip in Cerebral Palsy - From Evidence to Practice”.

On Saturday, the last day, the morning session will be on medical treatment in dyskinetic cerebral palsy.

Blazej Pruszczynski, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopaedics and Paediatric Orthopaedics
Medical University of Lodz, Poland