Cerebral Palsy


Please note the programme continues to develop and may be subject to change. 

Time What's On

Registration, networking and exhibition

Refreshments will be available


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Stephanie Fraser, Chief Executive, Bobath Scotland

Sue Grant, Partner, Digby Brown Solicitors

Keynote Presentation

Dr Joy Nisbet : Mental health, wellbeing and cerebral palsy


Breakout Sessions

Delegates can choose to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Kenny Thoms, Neurophysio Scotland: "Using Technology to Overcome Physical Barriers in CP" (Room: Skybox)
  • Bobath Scotland: Baby Bobath play session for young children (Room: Millenium Suite)
  • Ross Milvenan, Digby Brown Solicitors: "Avoiding Discrimination in Employment - Employees and Carers" (Room: Lomond 1)
  • Dr Sonali Shah, University of Birmingham: "Exploring access to healthcare for girls and women with cerebral palsy" (Room: Lomond 2)
  • Rikke Moen, Made for Movement: "Static versus dynamic standing – what to choose? A clinical reflection on available evidence" (Room: Lomond 3)

Refreshments, networking and exhibition


Breakout Sessions

Delegates can choose to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Grant Douglas MBE: "Challenge yourself and change the world: The Story of the S'up spoon" (Room: Skybox)
  • Boccia taster session with Scottish Disability Sport (Room: Millenium Suite)
  • Ria Cuppers, University of Antwerp: "Reflection on walking aids in children with cerebral palsy. A scientific framework and evidence evaluation for the impact of using a new innovative assistive device which facilitates the development of standing and walking in children with motor impairments" (Room: Lomond 1)
  • Bobath Scotland and Kathryn Cubby, NHS D&G, "Outreach work and joint working with Bobath Scotland" (Room: Lomond 2)
  • David Reilly, "Cerebral Palsy and the importance of remaining active" (Room: Lomond 3)

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

Light lunch will be available. Other snacks are available to purchase at the cafe


Breakout Sessions

Delegates can choose to attend one of the following sessions:

  • Jan Kerr, The Homelands Trust, "#AccessibleLevenmouth" (Room: Skybox)
  • Tracy Veck: Disability-led meditation and movement workshop for disabled and non-disabled participants (Room: Millenium Suite)
  • Claire Harrison, CALL Scotland: "Assistive Technology - information, ideas and resources for communication and access to learning" (Room: Lomond 1)
  • Dawn Forbes, Bobath Wales: 'Managing increasing complexity: a therapist's view' (Room: Lomond 2)

Refreshments, networking and exhibition


Panel session and Q & A: 'Ballsy on film, palsy by nature'

Robert Softley Gale, Artistic Director of Birds of Paradise Theatre Company will speak about creating performances that tell disabled people's stories and about representation of disabled people in the media and arts. He will be joined by Jack Hunter who worked with BOP on the documentary 'You've got to be Ballsy: Stories from the Front Line of Cerebral Palsy'.

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