Our 2021 virtual conference was held on 7 October. The theme was “What we have learned from Covid: impact and opportunity”.
The conference attracted 230 delegate registrations, with 13 organisations participating in the online exhibition. There were 21 speakers at the conference, presenting across 12 sessions, with topics including the impact of the Covid pandemic on disabled people, ageing with cerebral palsy, postural care, pain management and employment rights.
See below for videos of the presentations.
Keynote presentation – Professor Nicholas Watson, University of Glasgow – “The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on disabled people”
Plenary session – Dr Lisa Cameron MP
Breakout Sessions 1
Miriam Creeger, Emma Livingstone and Jennifer Ryan – “CP – a lifelong perspective: what you need to know as you get older”
Jennifer Cassidy and Joe Brown – “Speech Bubble: How Covid-19 made a tiny project think bigger”
Michelle Morrison and Jenny Whinnett, PAMIS – “Your Posture Matters, a collaborative approach to protecting body shape for people with movement difficulties”
Breakout Sessions 2
Sonali Shah, University of Nottingham – “Healthcare for girls and women with cerebral palsy”
Ros McCallum and Nikki Rice – “International intensive virtual therapy: what we learned”
Breakout Sessions 3
Jenny Carroll, Cerebral Palsy Cymru – “Is Bobath relevant for today’s evidence-based practitioner?”
Jill Clark and TAG – “The Advisory Group – What is TAG and how you can get involved”
Breakout Sessions 4
Dr Danielle Farrel, Alastair Minty and Lee House – “The Independent Living Fund Scotland and Person Centred Planning”
Leen Van Gestel and Petra Mikesková Gurd, Cerebral Palsy Scotland – “DIY strategies to improve flexibility and reduce pain”
Ross Milvenan, Digby Brown Solicitors – “Covid 19 – Your employment rights”