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From Early Detection to Early Surveillance and Intervention in Children at Risk of Cerebral Palsy

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Since there are still some available places, starting from May 18th, applications have been opened again.

The portal will be open for registration until June 20th.

Should you be interested in the scholarships covering part of the accomodation and/or travel costs, please submit your application no later than May 26th.

 

This Summer School is organized by the University of Pisa as a part of a project funded by the European Commission “Born Together” with the support of the IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris and of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD). This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 848201.
The 5-day course is a practical and immersive experience, covering the models, the procedures and instruments that are recommended internationally to plan and conduct clinical and research activities for Early Detection, surveillance and intervention in children at risk for Cerebral Palsy (CP).
It will be based on international guidelines, effective models of knowledge translation, and guided by good clinical and human ethics practice.
The course faculty will be constituted of international experts in the field of childhood disability research and clinical care.

The 5-day course will be divided in:

  • Morning: theoretical teaching organized in lectures covering theoretical frameworks and models
  • Afternoon: practical training in which participants will be directly involved to practise the design and the planning of care pathways and the elaboration of joint research and clinical activities
  • Meet the expert sessions (morning and/or evening): personal experience sharing by international calibre professionals in the field of childhood disability

The Summer School experience will be hybrid mode only for presenters. All participating students are requested to attend in person.

Aim

The aims of the Summer School are

  1. to raise awareness of the participants about the practical pathways for the implementation of Early diagnosis and Intervention guidelines of CP as feasible, sustainable and culturally modified for different environments
  2. to elevate the participants’ knowledge of the surveillance and early intervention methods and models iii) to promote international collaboration for the advancement of early care and parallel research efforts with children at risk of CP and their families.

At the end of the course the participants:

  • Will be familiar with the recommended methods of early detection (ED), early surveillance (ES), and early intervention (EI) of CP
  • Will have the tools to develop and promote a care pathway for early ED of CP
  • Will be aware of the specific challenges related to conducting clinical care and research with children at high risk of CP and their families, and be equipped to anticipate and overcome them
  • Will be able to integrate the newly acquired knowledge to advance their practice clinical and research career
  • Will be familiar with the international ED, ES and EI methods, differences and similarities in different socio-economic contexts
  • Will be able to build on their knowledge to foster regional and international partnerships

Who can apply

  • Early career clinicians and researchers (presently enrolled as a student at a university or in possession of a Master degree, or possession of a PhD degree within 5 years at the beginning of the school)
  • PhD, or at least two publications in international peer-reviewed journals or one as the first author, or significant clinical expertise/experience
  • Position -even if not permanent- in an academic or clinical institution involved in research/clinical activity, supported by letter of presentation of the responsible of the institution
  • Education:
    o Medical Doctors (specialists or residents in child neurology, child psychiatry rehabilitation medicine or paediatrics) or
    o Master degrees in allied disciplines dealing with childhood disabilities (such as physical, occupational, speech therapy, psychology, special education and other disciplines)
  • EACD membership not required for applications
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (equivalence of B2 or higher)

For the SELECTION: a maximum of 45 participants will be selected based on Curriculum Vitae (CV) and the above criteria.
The CV should address the above-mentioned criteria.
A motivation letter and a letter of support by the supervisor to follow this course should be presented.

Preference will be for the maximum of 3 participants per each country.

For candidates who will obtain identical scores for the CV and the above criteria, preference will be given according to the date of application.

Language

English

Program Intensity

Full-Time

Application

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to present a

  1. CV according to points illustrated in the "Who can apply" paragraph
  2. a motivation letter (as indicated above)
  3. a letter of support (as indicated above)

Required documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • CV according to points illustrated in the "Who can apply" paragraph
  • Motivation letter (as indicated above)
  • Letter of support (as indicated above)

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)

ECTS

3

Fees

There is no registration cost to the participants as the Summer School is supported by the EU Horizon 2020 project BornToGetTher.

Flights and accommodations are not included and they are borne by each student.
Some options for accommodations can be found here

After the applicant selection process, the European Academy of Childhood Disability and the organising team will consider on a case-by-case basis where assistance to cover part of the travel and/or accommodation expenses might be appropriate to support people who may not be able to attend otherwise. Particular emphasis is placed on assisting those from European middle-income and low-income countries (Country Income Classification - World Bank Atlas Method). As such, potential applicants who may not be able to attend otherwise are encouraged to indicate in their application if and why they would need assistance to cover part of the travel and/or accommodation expenses.

Period

11 -15 July 2022

Deadline

20 June 2022

NOTICE: Should you be interested in the scholarships covering part of the accomodation and/or travel costs, please submit your application no later than May 26th.

Contacts

Coordinator
Prof. Andrea Guzzetta Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.  
Dr. Giuseppina Sgandurra Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. 

Website http://borntogetthere.eu

Summer/Winter School Office Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

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