Dear friends and colleagues,
We are honored to host the 27th annual meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 27-30, 2015.
Copenhagen: Vibrant and progressive
Inarguably, Copenhagen is one of the most vibrant and progressive cities in Scandinavia. The Danish capital thrives on a mixture of its beautiful medieval city centre, brave new architecture, a rich cultural life and an extraordinary culinary scene. The city is renowned for its take on biking – you can reach anywhere in the city within a 15 minute bikeride – and, perhaps most famously, the all-important “hygge”, giving rise to a distinctively Danish sense of wellbeing that we hope you will enjoy with us.
Most of all we hope that you will join us to share our excitement to find new ways to help children with disability.
New ways, new moves
We have chosen four main topics for the meeting which we believe to be essential to childhood disability – neuroplasticity, nutrition and exercise, cognition and technology. Among these four topics we will focus on novel ideas, research and solutions to hopefully both enlighten and inspire you.
This is why the motto of the conference is: New ways, new moves.
Neuroscience and related fields have made tremendous progress in recent years and we believe that we have a unique possibility to use this new knowledge to find new ways to help children with disability. And we need to embrace new moves to achieve this. We hope that the meeting can be part of a bridge that facilitates the transfer of knowledge from basic research into practice. We will put emphasis on interaction between researchers, therapists, physicians and parents in order to create networks between us that are essential for exchanging new ideas that can change the lives of children in the future.
We all look forward to seeing you here in Copenhagen.
On behalf of the EACD 2015 organizing committee,
Jens Bo Nielsen