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

Social Sideshows

Networking

Although the Conference has moved fully virtual, the organisers still encourage you to participate in the networking elements to get the most out of the social aspect of the event.

Names, Games & Rock’n’Roll

To assist in accommodating all timezones, the organisers are planning two exciting Welcome Receptions. These functions are going to be high-energy and a lot of fun and everyone is encouraged to attend at least one.

Names, Games & Rock n Roll is an engaging and fun-filled session that combines your love of music, games & general knowledge in a laugh out loud, virtual event. There is something for everyone to enjoy in these interactive sessions including trivia, live music performed by Brihony and their talented team and plenty of themed games to give attendees back their spark, learn hidden skills and connect like you never have before.

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Ask Me Anything Sessions

These interactive sessions will be a fantastic opportunity to meet the keynotes and “ask them anything” in a low-pressure, informal environment. These sessions will be great for early career researchers and anyone looking to further discuss information from the presentations and/or posters.

Networking

The virtual Conference platform will include an in-app messaging chat for you to connect with other delegates, take the opportunity to reach out to people to further discuss their presentations, posters or just for a catch-up chat.

Feel Good Sessions

On each day of the conference, one feel good session has been scheduled. These sessions are short 10-minute breaks from the scientific program and aim to put a smile on your face.

Comedy by Oliver Hunter

Oliver brings humour and insight to his stories and experiences of living with cerebral palsy. Get ready to laugh while you watch Oliver as he entertains the Committee in a short comedy session.

Oliver has performed as a comedian both in Australia and overseas. He also consulting for private companies and government organisations, Oliver works to raise awareness of disability and influence positive change.

Too Peas in a Podcast

Too Peas in a Podcast is run by two Melbourne mums (Mandy & Kate) where they chat to each other and friends about parenting multiples with disabilities and additional needs. With humour and honesty, Kate and Mandy cover a host of issues – from medical and educational challenges to social stigma, mental health and family relationship challenges. They also talk about their ongoing efforts to give their children rich and satisfying lives.

You can listen to the Too Peas in a Podcast on Spotify & Apple Podcasts App. For more information you can visit their website https://toopeasinapodcast.com.au/

An Inspiring Dance Performance

The Inclusion Foundation is a for-purpose-charity that champions the inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Their dance classes incorporate general well-being and fitness whilst tackling broader issues often faced by people with Down syndrome. The Inclusion Foundation believes that inside everybody, behind every face, underneath all levels of human ability is a person with a unique story. This session will include an interview and choreographed dance piece from one of Emotion 21’s artists Jamie Haliday.

You can find more information on their website https://inclusionfoundation.org.au/

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A Paralympic Interview

One of our Committee Members will interview Paralympian cyclist Paige Greco. Paige has recently competed at the 2020 Paralympic games in Tokyo where she won gold in the women's C1-3 3,000m individual pursuit at the Izu Velodrome. In the interview, Paige will provide an insight into her Paralympic journey and talk about what motivated her and any struggles that she had to overcome along the way.

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.