Abstract Submission for Poster Presentation

BACD is calling for abstracts for poster presentation at the ASM2024 in the following two categories: 

  • Original Research
  • Novel Multi-Disciplinary Team Working 

Deadline to submit your abstract(s) is 11.59pm, Sunday 31 March


The ASM will be a hybrid conference. 

BACD Members benefit from discounted tickets and should log in to their user account to book at the reduced registration fees.

Not a member? Join today here.

Super Early Bird Registration closes 11.59pm, Sunday 3 March 2024

Venue and Accommodation

The Venue is the Royal Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel Sheffield

Accommodation is available on site - please contact the hotel directly for the best rates and book by telephone 01142526511 or email [email protected]

This year's BACD Annual Conference will take place on 19 June in Sheffield. The theme of the programme is 'Current evidence and management challenges in Cerebral Palsy’. The conference is aimed at all healthcare professionals working with disabled children and young people and their families. 


Paul Polani Lecture 2024: Interventions in the management of postural issues in cerebral palsy Professor Iona Novak, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Chair of Allied Health, The University of Sydney                                                 

Spinal Deformity in Cerebral Palsy – The Role or Not of Corrective Surgery, an Update Mr Jonathan Lucas, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Evelina London Children’s Hospital 

Management of bone health in children and young people with CP Dr Paul Arundel, Paediatric Consultant in Metabolic Bone Disease, Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Patient Perspective Interview Eleanor and family

GI dystonia and feeding difficulties in children with CP Dr Andrew Barclay, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, and Michelle Brooks, Clinical Nurse Specialist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Palliative care and tricky decisions Dr Michelle Hills, Consultant in Paediatric Palliative Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust This will be an interactive case based discussion considering palliative care, ethical, and best interest decision making for children with disabilities. The session will help us think about what we feel is best, consider what others may feel is best, and consider what is and is not acceptable. 

Please note that there may be small changes to the programme between now and the event. These will only be made if unavoidable.

Gala Dinner

Join us on the evening of Tuesday 18 June for the Conference Gala Dinner which will also be a celebration of BACD's 20th anniversary. We will also be celebrating the graduation of students from the Sheffield Paediatric Neurodisability Diploma. The Dinner will take place at the venue, the Royal Victoria Crown Plaza Hotel Sheffield.

The dinner will provide an excellent opportunity for catching up with friends and networking with colleagues. The ticket price includes a 3 course sit down dinner and glass of wine, followed by tea/coffee and dancing. 

All delegates are invited to attend the dinner. Those not attending the conference but who would like to come to the dinner, e.g. living locally, are also welcome!

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