General Movements Basic Course 2024

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

The General Movements Basic Course

Location: Rydges Esplanade Cairns Resort, Cairns 

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

 

The Basic Course

The Basic Course provides an introduction to Prechtl's Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in young infants. This new assessment method has shown its merit for the prenatal and postnatal evaluation of the integrity of the nervous system. Compelling evidence is now available that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GMs) at a very early age is the best predictor for cerebral palsy. This method has become a potent supplement to the traditional kind of neurological examination.

 

Who should attend?

Medical specialists, neonatologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses and other professionals in the field of infant neurology. 

The courses fulfil the standards specified by the GM-Trust (www.general-movements-trust.info).

 

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)

LocationDatesCourseRegistration inc GST
CairnsSaturday, 27 July 2024 - Monday, 29 July 2024Basic$1,650

 

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Course Instructors

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.

 

 

Professor  Giovanni CioniProfessor Giovanni Cioni, MD

Professor Giovanni Cioni is Director of Research at the University of Pisa. Professor of Child Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pisa - Scientific Director of IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris. Giovanni Cioni's main research interests are: Early brain plasticity in relation to neurodevelopmental disorders (human and mouse models) and early intervention Primary creatine deficiency disorders Neuroimaging techniques (including Ultra High Field MR) and application to child neurology New approaches to neurological evaluation of newborns and young infants; Short- and long-term follow-up of the newborn at risk for a neurological damage; Cerebral visual disorders in children. Giovanni is a Senior Trainer at the General Movements Trust. Total number of publications (Google Scholar July 2019): 581 (last 5 years 121) Total H index: 58 (last 5 years 16) Total number of citation: 11386 (last 5 years 912). Giovanni will lead the GMA Introductory/ Basic Course.

 

For more question about the event, please email to auscpnetwork@uq.edu.au. 

 

General Movements Basic Course - SOLD OUT

Sat 27 Jul 2024 8:30amMon 29 Jul 2024 4:30pm

The Basic Course
The Basic Course provides an introduction to Prechtl's Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in young infants. This new assessment method has shown its merit for the prenatal and postnatal evaluation of the integrity of the nervous system. Compelling evidence is now available that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GMs) at a very early age is the best predictor for cerebral palsy. This method has become a potent supplement to the traditional kind of neurological examination.

$1650

Contacts

Erin Murphy
07 3069 7370