AusCP-CTN 4 Year Report Card

4 March 2021
4 Year Report Card

The Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence) is a multi-national team of experts in paediatric neurology, neonatology, epidemiology, rehabilitation and knowledge translation – coming together with one vision – reduction of CP and improved outcomes in children. Since establishment of the network in 2017, the team has been working tirelessly towards our vision, through developing and implementing international clinical practise guidelines across clinical settings, upskilling the clinical work force for earlier detection and diagnosis of CP in infants, testing the efficacy of novel interventions for children with cerebral palsy and their families, and working with consumers and families to develop inclusive user-friendly apps for the community.

While it is clear our activities have been many and varied – the team is committed to start 2021 with a bang! First up we will have our International Hot Topics in CP Research Forum – delivered online to allow more flexibility especially during this new-normal of COVID19. We have an exciting program planned, uniting our colleagues from Finland, Norway, Italy, USA, and of course our very own local experts across Australasia. The one-day international forum will showcase latest achievements and advancement in early diagnosis and intervention to improve outcomes for children with CP around the world. We would also like to take the opportunity to officially launch the free Jooay in Australia app - connecting children with disabilities to leisure activities in their local communities!

We hope you enjoy reading about some of the key achievements and highlights from our network (AusCP-CTN 4 Year Report Card) and - whether you are a network member, parent, researcher, clinician, or one of our many supporters – join our network as we would be delighted to work with you.

Warm regards,

The AUSCP-CTN Chief Investigator Team

Professor Roslyn BoydProfessor Iona NovakProfessor Morrison Euan Wallace AMProfessor Nadia BadawiAssociate Professor Michael FaheyProfessor Stephen RoseProfessor Paul ColditzProfessor Jenny ZivianiProfessor Catherine ElliottProfessor Susan StottA/Prof. Leanne SakzewskiDr Sarah McIntyreDr Jurgen Fripp, and Dr Katherine Benfer