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Happy Holidays from
Respect Respond Reimagine

Wherever you are in the world, and however you celebrate, the Respect Respond Reimagine 2024 team wish you a very happy holiday season. We hope you have some time to rest, relax and reflect on your 2023. We look forward to re-connecting with you in 2024.

Scholarship applications are now open

The Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) Conference Scholarship Program offers funding and support to healthcare and disability professionals for whom attendance might otherwise not be possible. This year, our scholarship criteria has been expanded!

In 2024, we encourage scholarship applications from people in the target groups listed below, and who meet the eligibility criteria. Click on the scholarship link below to view further details about the eligibility criteria.

  • Healthcare or disability professionals from Pacific nations or other HINARI countries OR from regional or remote areas in Australia, New Zealand.
  • Early career researchers who have submitted their research for paper/poster presentations and have been accepted.
  • Limited funding: you have no other sources of funding that would support you to attend the conference.
  • Community leadership: you are a leader or influencer in your community, and in a position to share the knowledge you learn from the conference.

This year there are three scholarship options:

  1. In-person attendance in Cairns: this scholarship includes registration, and partial funding towards travel and/or accommodation and two years of complimentary membership of the AusACPDM.
  2. Virtual attendance: this includes registration to attend the full conference virtually and two years complimentary membership of the AusACPDM.
  3. Work site attendance. This includes a group virtual registration which allows multiple people from one site to join the conference via the virtual streaming.

Nominations close midnight AEDT Sunday 11 February 2024.

Don’t miss out, apply for a scholarship now!

Tick one thing off your 2024 to-do list and register now!

Get a head start on your 2024 to-do list and register for Respect Respond Reimagine 2024 before the new year! Registering at the early bird rate will grant you some serious savings which you can put towards exploring nature’s paradise, Cairns! With both virtual and in-person registrations and a range of types to suit members, non-members, students, consumers and families there’s sure to be a registration type that suits you.

Secure your spot now, register here

Join the program, submit your abstract now!

The Scientific Committee invites you to submit your abstract for Respect, Respond, Reimagine.

Authors have the option to submit for many presentation types including Oral Presentation, Scientific Poster, Demonstration Poster, Instructional Workshop, PhD Platform or a Breakfast Seminar for one of the below themes.

  • Preclinical and neuroprotection
  • Innovations and new technologies
  • Best practice interventions
  • Participation, physical activity and fitness
  • Communication
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Orthopaedics, muscle and bone health
  • Epidemiology, aetiology and causal mechanisms
  • Consumer engagement and social policy
  • Reimagining service delivery including cultural and resource considerations
  • Adults and transitional care
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Equity and sustainability
  • Measurement and outcomes
  • Other

There will be no late breaking abstract submissions for this Conference so don’t miss the deadline for submission of 23:59 (AEST) Sunday 11 February 2024 so don’t miss out!

Submit your abstract here

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Join the mission towards a more inclusive and sustainable future.

This is a fantastic opportunity for your organization to connect with leading industry specialists and professionals from all over the world in the field of developmental medicine and cerebral palsy. By sponsoring the 12th AusACPDM biennial conference, you'll have the chance to align your brand with values such as respect, inclusion, and innovation, while showcasing your organization's commitment to creating a world where people living with childhood onset disability have full access to opportunities.

Our hybrid format allows you to engage with attendees both in person and virtually, ensuring maximum exposure for your organization. With an exciting program in Cairns, this is a unique opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn from leading professionals in the field.

Don't miss out on the chance to connect with like-minded individuals and organizations, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those with developmental disabilities.

Andrea O’Sullivan
AusACPDM 2023 Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
[email protected]
+61 7 3255 1002

Find out more about sponsorship

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