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

This Summer School is organized by the University of Pisa from 11 – 15 July 2022 as a part of a project funded by the European Commission “BornToGetThere” with the support of the IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris and of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD). 

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 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.

Click here to find out more about the BornToGetThere Summer School 2022!

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

  • Medical Doctors (specialists or residents in child neurology, child psychiatry rehabilitation medicine or paediatrics) or
  • 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)


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.

British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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