Combined 11th Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the 3rd International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability 'Better Together' Conference 2022


Better Together 2022 will be a hybrid format, meaning there are both virtual and in person registration opportunities available. The live in person registration rate is applicable for those attending Better Together 2022 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia. The virtual registration rate is applicable for those attending Better Together 2022 on-line only.

Registration Entitlements

Virtual Registration Entitlements:

  • Access to the on-line Conference platform
  • Admission to all Conference sessions 2 - 5 March 2022
  • Networking opportunity through the on-line Conference platform
  • Access to the on-line Exhibition
  • Access to all posters through the on-line gallery
  • Access to on-demand content post event

In-person Registration Entitlements:

  • Access to all Virtual Registration benefits plus the below
  • Admission to all live Conference sessions 2 - 5 March 2022
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea daily
  • Delegate materials
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception
  • Entry access to the Exhibition
  • Access to the poster gallery
  • Opportunity to purchase social tickets

How to Register

Registration for the AusACPDM/IAACD ‘Better Together’ 2022 Conference is now open. Please read the registration information carefully before beginning the on-line registration.

Registration can be submitted by completing the on-line form. Both virtual and in person registrations are available via the on-line registration form.

Registration Form

Registration Fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax).

Registration Types Early-Bird
Before 1 November 2021
After 1 November 2021
In-person Registration Options
Member $880 $990
Non-Member $995 $1,095
Student Member $495 $595
Student Non-Member $595 $695
Low Resource Nation $495 $595
Person with Lived Experience $495 $595
Accompanying Carer $380
One Day Person with Lived Experience $150
One Day Accompanying Carer $110
One Day Member and Non-Member $385
Virtual Registration Options
Member $440 $550
Non-Member $550 $660
Student $165 $275
Low Resource Nation $165 $275
Person with Lived Experience $165 $275

For your convenience please see the following link to a currency convertor.

Early Bird Fees

In order to receive the early bird registration fee, registrants must register and pay in full by 1 November 2021. If payment is not received by this date then registrations will be automatically transferred to the Standard Registration fee.

Member Registration

To be eligible for Member Registration rates, registrants must be a member of the AusACPDM and be able to provide their academy membership number or alternatively membership of a full provisional academy member of the IAACD and be able to provide proof if requested.

Student Registration

To be eligible for Student Registration rates, registrants must be enrolled students undertaking full-time study, and be able to provide evidence of their status if requested to do so.

Low Resource Nation Registration

To be eligible for the Low Resource Nation Registration you must come from a country on the HINARI list.

Accompanying Carer Registration

An Accompanying Carer Registration can be purchased as an add-on to the Person with Lived Experience Registration.

One Day Registration

One Day Registrations are only available for in-person delegates. Registrants will be asked to select the day that they wish to attend at the time of registration.

Social Functions

Dine with Delegates

Arrive at the Conference early and get to know your fellow delegates and speakers over a casual meal. A great opportunity to network and explore Melbourne, the hub of Australia’s culinary delights.

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2022
Cost: Tickets can be purchased for $100 per person

Welcome Reception

Take this opportunity to connect with your community and meet other conference attendees on the first day of the conference. Enjoy a truly Melbourne themed experience showcasing what makes Melbourne unique.

Date: Wednesday 2 March 2022
Cost: Inclusive ticket for full in-person registration delegates, additional tickets can be purchased for $85 per person

Conference Gala Dinner

A true conference highlight! Enjoy a three course dinner with accompanying beverages for a night of entertainment that’s not to be missed. Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Date: Friday 4 March 2022
Cost: Tickets can be purchased for $150 per person


All best endeavours will be made to present the program as displayed on this website. The Conference and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Organising Committee and the Conference Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Organising Committee and the Conference Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. The Conference does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.

For full registration and accommodation terms and conditions, please click here.


Please direct all enquiries to the Conference Secretariat.

Registration Enquiries
P: +61 3 9682 0500

Accommodation Enquires
P: +61 2 9254 5000

Key Dates
Abstract Notifications
August 2021
Late breaking abstracts
Opens September 2021
Scholarship Applications
Closes 5 September 2021
Early Bird Registration
Closes 1 November 2021
Better Together 2022
Pre-conference Sessions, 1 - 2 March 2022
Conference dates 2 - 5 March 2022
Acknowledgement of Country

Better Together 2022 acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land and sea in which we live and work, we recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.