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Audience and Lecturer

 2021 Paediatric Update Symposium
May 13th/14th   


The BCACDI is organizing a virtual conference May 13th and 14th: the 2021 Paediatric Update Symposium! The Update Symposium takes place every 2 years and focused on content relevant to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists working with children and youth with support needs

Register here:

Early bird tickets only $110! Early bird deadline extended to April 16th! Participant registration capped at 200 so register early to not miss out!

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Chantal Camden

Assistant Professor at the school of Physical and Occupational Therapy at Sherbrooke University, and a scientist at CanChild. Her research focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions and service delivery models for children with disabilities or at risk of developmental delays. She was involved in the organization of the first eHealth virtual Summit for therapists in pediatric rehabilitation, and currently has a pragmatic trial going on to evaluate the impact of online early interventions for children with motor difficulties

Dr. Iona Novak

Head of Research of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Brain Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. Her research includes an updated review of what interventions do and do not work for children with cerebral palsy, and a recently completed clinical practice guideline for improving function in children with CP

BC Practice Profiles

10' overviews of innovative practice or research happening right here in BC. Expect 5-10 Practice Profiles with time for questions from participants

Break out Sessions

60' - 90' workshops on specific topics related to paediatric rehabilitation

Self-organized Conversation:

During the Thursday afternoon we’ll create the agenda together in real-time for small group discussions that accelerate change and practice in our field. You’ll have the chance to invite others to join you in exploring an idea, question, or sharing learnings and stories from your experiences (especially during this unique time of COVID), and then we’ll use some nifty Zoom technology to be able to go to the conversations you want to contribute and learn. Often a favourite part of a conference are the conversations that happen at coffee break and lunch; this is that valuable chance for sharing and connecting with your peers and activating the wisdom of this whole network! Come ready with a question or topic, or to jump into a conversation to offer what you can.

2021 Paediatric Update Symposium Agenda:


Poster Presentations:

Practice Profiles

Practice Profiles:

Having problems viewing these videos? Please visit the BCACDI youtube channel to view them there.  

Session Materials

Session Materials:

If you have any additional resources that you would like to share OR questions regarding the Paediatric Update Symposium please contact the BCACDI Provincial Advocate, Jason Gordon, via email

Keynote Sessions

Keynote Sessions:

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