Register to the General Movements Advanced Course (Type B)

Learn Prechtl's Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements

Advanced Course (Type B) 

Location: Rydges Esplanade Cairns Resort, Cairns

Dates: Saturday, 27 July to Monday, 29 July 2024 

For those who have already completed the General Movement's Basic Course.


Strengthen your confidence and competency in the Precht's Method of the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements to detect a prognosis of cerebral palsy in the child's infancy. 


The Advanced Course Type B

The Advanced GMA course (type B) is a three day course for participants who are already engaged in applying Prechtl's Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements. The Advanced Course (type B) will deal with the details of the assessment, the proper terminology and technique, as well as with the application of individual developmental trajectories. 

Main topics of lectures, demonstrations and exercises are:
•    The ontogeny of spontaneous motor activity;
•    Normal and abnormal GMs from birth to 20 weeks post-term;
•    Practical instructions for recording and assessment of GMs;
•    GMs and follow-up: individual developmental trajectories and their predictive power for later neurological impairments.

The Advanced Course B will provide specific training on detailed scoring of both the Motor Optimality Score (MOS) during the fidgety period and General Movements Optimality Score (GMOS) during the writhing period. Participants will be expected to bring some of their own videos. 

Who should attend?

To participate in this course you must have successfully completed the General Movements Basic Course held under the auspices of the GM-Trust.

The courses fulfil the standards specified by the GM-Trust (


Registration & Payment

Limited number of places available - registration fee includes workshop materials, morning tea, light lunch, and afternoon tea:

(Actual location of the trainings will be available closer to training dates)

Registrations open 29 February 2024.

LocationDatesCourseRegistration inc GST
CairnsSaturday, 27 July 2024 - Monday, 29 July 2024Advanced (Type B)$1,650


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Course Instructor

Professor Andrea Guzzetta MD, PhD 

Professor Andrea Guzzetta is Director of the SMILE Lab and Clinical Director at the Stella Maris Institute at the University of Pisa. His expertise and research focuses on neonatal brain function, neonatal and child vision andearly intervention for infants at high risk of CP and with CVI.  Andrea leads the EU Horizon Program Born together on implementation of Early Detection and early Intervention in Italy, Denmark, Georgia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Indigenous Australia. He is a senior trainer and member of the General Movements Trust, an international group of researchers, together with whom he developed a method to assess brain function in young infants from their spontaneous movements.  Andrea will lead the Advanced B GMA Course.



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General Movements Advanced Course (Type B)

Sat 27 Jul 2024 8:30amMon 29 Jul 2024 2:00pm