From early detection to early surveillance and intervention in children at risk of cerebral palsy

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This Summer School is organized by the University of Pisa as a part of a project funded by the European Commission “Born Together” with the support of the IRCCS Fondazione Stella Maris and of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD).


Summer School Venue
Centro Congressi Le Benedettine, Piazza S. Paolo a Ripa D’Arno,16,56125 Pisa, Italy

The Centro Congressi Le Benedettine of the University of Pisa is easily reachable from the airport (10 min by taxi) and from the railways station (10 min walking).
Public transportation (Pisa Mover and buses) is also available.

IMPORTANT: Flights and accommodations are not included
and they are borne by each student.
Some options for accommodations can be found here.

While the accommodations are the responsibility of each student participant, the past edition of the Summer School have utilized Residence le Benedettine.
This is a hotel that is the closest to the venue, allows for roommate bookings, and has lower costs than other hotels in the center of Pisa.

Booking contacts:
• Phone number + 39 050 28257
• Email:; with email subject “booking

Monday 11
Early detection and the General Movements assessment

10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45 International guidelines on early detection of cerebral palsy – Andrea Guzzetta
11.45-12.30 Introduction to the General Movements – Andrea Guzzetta
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30- 14.15 Main categories of GMs and their predictive role – Andrea Guzzetta
14.15- 15.00 How to implement GMs – Andrea Guzzetta
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.15 Case examples (working in groups) – Borntogether Team
16.15-17.00 Early electrophysiological biomarkers of CP – Viviana Marchi
17.30-18.30 Keynote: The General Movements: an historical perspective – Giovanni Cioni

Tuesday 12
Early detection: HINE and neuroimaging

9.00-09.30 Introduction to day 2 and overview – Andrea Guzzetta
9.30-10.30 Overview of the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Exam – Domenico Romeo
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 HINE application – Domenico Romeo
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30- 15.00 Early neuroimaging and prediction of CP – Linda de Vries
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Case examples (working in groups) – Borntogether Team
17.30-18.30 Keynote: Neuroimaging of CP: an historical perspective – Linda de Vries

Wednesday 13
Early surveillance: best practice

9.00-10.30 ES Framework: Motor, Sensory and Sleep – Borntogether Team
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 ES Framework: Language, Cognition and Social-Emotional – Borntogether Team
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.00 Visual functions in CP – Borntogether Team
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Supporting the family – Borntogether Team
17.30-18.30 Keynote: birth of intersubjectivity: lessons for intervention Andrea Guzzetta

Thursday 14
Early intervention: from guidelines to practice

9.00-10.30 EI guidelines – Cathy Morgan
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 CP guidelines – Iona Novak
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.00 Goals setting with READ – Iona Novak
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Case examples (working in groups) – Borntogether Team
17.30-18.30 Keynote: the diagnostic communication – Iona Novak

Friday 15
Implementation: lessons for and from the Borntogetthere network

9.00-10.30 Implementation in remote Australia and India Leap-CP – Ros Boyd and Kath Benfer
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Implementation of Borntogether – Nana Tatishvili
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30- 15.00 Participant groups presentations – Borntogether Team
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Practical discussion – Borntogether Team
17.30-18.30 Conclusive remarks and farewell – Andrea Guzzetta & Giusy Sgandurra


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Date And Time

2022-07-11 to

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