The AusCP-CTN CRE aims to foster and develop current and future leaders in cerebral palsy research and clinical practice. Our vision for the future workforce for children with Cerebral Palsy is national capacity building comprising individuals (Medical/Allied health) with expertise in more than one key area of research and/or training (basic science/neuroscience, epidemiology, clinical/health services initiatives, and translation/implementation). The interdisciplinary nature and depth of research across broad research areas will enable clinical training across multiple disciplines including: Medical, Newborn Medicine, Paediatrics, Neurology, Neurogenetics, Orthopaedics; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Biomechanics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Knowledge Translation. 

Workshops and training courses

We will facilitate the delivery of workshops and training courses including:

  • Systematic Review and meta-analyses
  • A range of paediatric neurological assessment methodologies, including Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE), Hand Assessments for Infants (HAI), and General Movements (GMs) assessment by internationally accredited trainers (AI A/Prof. Andrea Guzzetta). 
  • Semi-quantitative MRI scoring
  • NIH-style grant writing course

If you would like to participate or be notified when our next training course is available, please submit your interest below and we'll be in touch.

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    Upcoming Courses

    Training and education dates for 2020 (click the link for further information):

    • Systematic Review Workshop: TBA
    • General movements Training:  Towbsville 26 - 29 February 2020;  Brisbane, 1 - 4 March 2020;  Perth, 7 - 10 March 2020.
    • NIH-Style Grant Writing Workshop: TBA
    • Hand Assessment for Infants (HAI) training: TBA
    • AusCP-CTN Annual Hot topics in Cerebral Palsy Research Forum: TBA

    Past Training & Education Events

    Training and education dates for 2019 (click the link for further information):

    PhD Research Opportunities

    The AusCP-CTN will be recruiting new enthusiastic PhD students for various projects. Our PhD students can look forward to high quality support and mentorship through the following initiatives:
    • students will be allocated a primary and secondary mentor within the CRE relevant to their area of interest
    • students can participate in an annual leadership training program developed by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance
    • reverse internships may be offered to students to give exprience in international clinical/research environments

    A number of PhD postgraduate opportunities are available for stduents from 2018-2021, as listed under the areas below:

    1. Randomised controlled trial of Hand Arm Bimanual Intensive Training including Lower Extremity Training (HABIT-ILE) for children with bimanual cerebral palsy
    2. Participate-CP: Optimising participation in physically active leisure for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial
    3. Very early detection and intervention for infants at risk of cerebral palsy
    4. LEAP-CP Learning through everyday activities for children with CP through parent to parent training
    5. Neuroimaging projects with QCPRRC and the Australian e-Health Research Centre (CSIRO)
    6. EARLY PACT: Parenting acceptance and commitment therapy: a trial of an innovative web-based intervention for parents of infants diagnosed as at risk of cerebral palsy
    7. CP Muscle Research: Quantifying the effect of intramuscular Botulinum toxin A on calf muscle spasticity, structure and function in children with CP
    8. CP muscle research:the effect of FAST training on calf muscle spasticity, structure and function in children with cerebral palsy
    9. NHMRC CRE: Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network


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