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Only 3 weeks left to submit your abstract

Only 3 weeks left to submit your abstract

Attention researchers and professionals! Time is running out to submit your abstract for the highly anticipated conference, Respect Respond Reimagine 2024. With only three weeks left, this is your chance to showcase your expertise and research, and contribute to the advancement of shared knowledge.

Choose from a diverse range of presentation types that best suit your research, including Oral Presentation, Scientific Poster, Demonstration Poster, Instructional Workshop, PhD Platform, or a Breakfast Seminar. Respect Respond Reimagine 2024 provides a platform for you to present your work with industry peers in a hybrid format.

Target one of the following themes to ensure your abstract aligns with the conference's focus:

  • Equity and sustainability
  • 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
  • Measurement and outcomes
  • Other (if your research falls outside the listed themes)

Please note that there will be no late-breaking abstract submissions for this conference. To ensure your work is considered, submit your abstract before the deadline of 23:59 (AEDT) on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a transformative conference that explores critical topics and drives innovation in cerebral palsy and developmental conditions. Submit your abstract now and join us in shaping the future of research and practice. Act fast, the deadline is approaching!

Submit your abstract here

Scholarship applications are closing soon

Exciting news for healthcare and disability professionals! The Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) Conference Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 2024. This program aims to provide funding and support to professionals who may not have had the opportunity to attend otherwise.

In 2024, the scholarship criteria have been expanded, opening up more opportunities for professionals in specific target groups. If you are a healthcare or disability professional from Pacific nations or other HINARI countries, or if you are from regional or remote areas in Australia or New Zealand, you may be eligible to apply.

Eligibility criteria is detailed below.

  • 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 for the scholarships close at midnight AEDT on Sunday, 11th February 2024.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with professionals, and contribute to your community.

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

Reap the savings with the early bird registration rates

Don't miss out on an incredible opportunity to kickstart your 2024 by registering at the early bird rate for Respect Respond Reimagine 2024!

Whether you prefer virtual or in-person attendance, we have a range of registration types to suit everyone, including members, non-members, students, consumers, and families. With the savings from our early bird rate, why not treat yourself to an unforgettable adventure in Cairns?

Cairns, the heart of Tropical North Queensland, offers a perfect blend of laid-back tropical vibes and a vibrant multicultural lifestyle. Immerse yourself in the morning markets, unwind at hip bars, take a refreshing swim in the sparkling Esplanade Lagoon, or seek shade in the city's beautiful parks and gardens. Cairns is where the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest converge, offering endless opportunities for new and exciting adventures.

And here's an exclusive offer for conference attendees: book a trip with Reef Unlimited before or after the conference and use our special discount code ACPDM24 to enjoy a fantastic 10% off the regular price.

Don't wait any longer! Register now for Respect Respond Reimagine 2024 and seize the chance to explore Cairns while saving big.

Secure your spot now, register 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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