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Better Together 2022 observes and celebrates International Day of People with Disability. This day aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrates their achievements and contributions.

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Announcing the first International Keynote Speaker line-up with many more to come…

The Scientific Committee is planning a world-class, stimulating scientific program based around the theme of Better Together, with both local and international keynotes speakers over a range of cutting-edge topics.

Professor Gillian King

What can delegates expect to hear from you?

A presentation that is grounded in the literature and highlights the importance of developing new ideas, the tools needed to explore these, and working with clinicians and knowledge translation specialists to move ideas into practice.

What is the best piece of advice you could give a student or early career researcher who is attending their first big conference?

Try to meet as many people as possible, you never know what connections you may find in terms of shared interests.

What was your guilty COVID isolation pleasure?

That would be potato chips or any salty, crunchy snack, they were my pre-COVID pleasure too!

Associate Professor Mark Peterson

What can delegates expect to hear from you?

I will be sharing my research from the United States, pertaining to health outcomes among adults with CP. I will specifically be discussing the state of the literature surrounding lifespan health and development for individuals living with CP, with specific attention given to the unique burden of preventable, noncommunicable diseases attributed to physical inactivity and aging in this population.

What makes conferences such as this important?

Conferences such as this are so valuable to me. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn from my long-time and new friends and colleagues, as well as network and brainstorm future collaborations, visit and experience different cultures, seek adventures, and explore new places.

Do you see any particular benefits of having the conference in Melbourne/ Australia?

Yes! I’ve never been to Melbourne, Australia! I cannot wait to explore and meet new people!

Professor Tom Shakespeare

What can delegates expect to hear from you?

I generally talk about how disabled people can feel good about themselves, and how health professionals can support them in that. I am sure I will get more specific as the date draws closer! We may be living in a very different world by then.

Highlight the international relevance of your work for delegates?

I have researched in Africa and Asia as well as in UK, so I am aware of the differences for low, middle and high income country settings. The need to change attitudes towards people with disabilities is common across the board.

Do you have any hobbies outside of your work?

Art and culture, good food, and creative writing.

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Sponsorship Information

Better Together 2022 will provide the perfect forum for companies actively involved in cerebral palsy and childhood-onset disability to promote their products and services. The Conference will provide multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and those with lived experience of disability, as well as promote excellence in research and best practice clinical care for children and adults with cerebral palsy and developmental conditions.

There will be many attractive sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities available to increase your company’s awareness to this audience, ranging from small to high level packages. Packages can also be individually tailored to suit your requirements.

Why Sponsor or Exhibit?

  • Align your organisation with this important field of health and welfare provides you with the opportunity to consolidate relationships to a highly targeted audience involved in childhood disabilities.
  • Participate in the world’s premier Conference for childhood-onset disabilities with over 1,500 healthcare professionals expected all under one roof
  • Connect with key decision makers in multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and researchers dedicated to the wellbeing of people with childhood-onset disabilities
  • Ensure your organisation stays abreast of current developments and research and use this information to stay ahead of the market
  • Develop business connections and strengthen relationships through face-to-face and virtual engagement

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