KT Fellowship update: Dyskinesia

We are pleased to share an update on the Knowledge Transfer Fellowship in Dyskinesia. As part of her Fellowship Dr Kirsty Stewart has developed a toolkit of existing reliable and valid tools to comprehensively identify and classify dyskinesia, and measure its severity and impact on activity and participation using the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. The toolkit is being printed and we are now facilitating workshops across Australia and New Zealand.

Half day workshops will be presented around the country based on the Toolkit and current literature, definitions and incidence of dyskinetic cerebral palsy and how it is currently identified and classified. Currently available outcome measures will be presented as well as use of these outcome measures with other assessment tools across the domains of the ICF.

Workshops are planned for various locations around the country:

  • Melbourne: 5 October 2017 at Monash Children’s Hospital (workshop full; waitlist only)
  • Brisbane: 20 October 2017 at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (workshop full; waitlist only)
  • Perth: 3 November 2017 at Curtin University
  • Tasmania: 14 November 2017 at St Giles in Launceston

Workshops are also planned for Western Australia, South Australia and New Zealand but these dates are yet to be confirmed. The toolkit will be presented at the 9th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine conference. If you would like to speak to us about hosting a workshop for a minimum of 30 people, please email cre.cp@mcri.edu.au

Visit the Dyskinesia Research Page for more information or to register

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