July 26, 2019

“Innovation for participation” at the EACD 2019 Conference

The European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) 2019 conference took place in Paris between the 23th and the 25th of May. The motto of the conference was “Innovation for participation” with a clear aim of the organizing committee to emphasize the association of these two “hot” topics.

This conference went beyond the expectations, met perfectly the EACD politics and the initial spirit wished by the organization committee:

For the ones who missed the conference or some specific sessions, the keynotes, the oral presentations (.pdf) and posters (.pdf) of the authors who agreed to share them will be available soon at http://edu.eacd.org/. The abstracts are now available at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/14698749/2019/61/S2.

The SFERHE (Société Francophone d’études et de Recherche sur les Handicaps de l’Enfance), the SFNP (Société Française de Neuropédiatrie), the CDI (Cercle de documentation et d’information pour la reeducation des infirmes moteurs cérébraux), La Fondation Paralysie Cérébrale and the SOFOP (Société française d’orthopédie pédiatrique) which were the local organizing partners along with the EACD board, hope that this conference will have contributed to the constantly evolving field of research and education for children with disabilities and their family.

From “Together we are stronger” to “Innovate for participation”, towards” from Childhood to adulthood with disabilities” and “Composing a new symphony”, the EACD’s actions spread its perspectives throughout Europe and beyond!

Sylvain Brochard, Christopher Newman