Preliminary Programme

2nd European Paediatric Physiotherapy Congress

FLORENCE, Italy

6-7-8 October 2022

The official language of the congress is English.
Simultaneous translation into Italian will be available during the plenary sessions.
In the pre-congress courses and during the parallel and networking sessions, Italian colleagues will be present to facilitate, if necessary, the understanding of English and active participation.

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

PRE-CONGRESS COURSES

THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER 22, 8.30-12.30 hr

8:30 – 12:30 Meyer Health Campus

  1. The Child with Toe Walking: Physiotherapy Assessment and Intervention Strategies
    Conductors: Laura Beccani PPT MSc; Giulio Valagussa PT MSc – Italy
  2. Early Diagnostics with the Alberta Infant Motor Scale
    Conductors: Marike Boonzaaijer PPT PhD; Imke Suir, PPT MSc – The Netherlands
  3. U.G. Your Baby- Helping and Guiding parents Understanding Newborns Behavior
    Conductor: Benedetta Costa Italy PT, Italian Certified HUG Teacher – Italy
  4. Respiratory Physiotherapy for the Children with Complex Care Needs – Real Life Case Studies
    Conductors:  Chiara Castellani PPT MSc; Beatrice Ferrari PPT MSc, Simone Gambazza PT PhD  – Italy

THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER 22, 14.00-18.00 hr

13.00-14.00   Registration and Welcome
14.00-14.30   CONGRESS OPENING
14.30-16.00   Plenary Session 1 – KEY TOPIC: NEUROSCIENCE APPLIED TO PAEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTIONS

  • The Mirror Meuron System: Properties and its Possible use in Rehabilitation. Leonardo Fogassi MD– Italy
  • Differential Learning (Noise-Based Learning) in Children with Cerebral Palsy: a Dynamical and Ecological Approach. (online presentation) – Sérgio T. Fonseca PPT PhD – Brasil
  • Caregiver Coaching in Early Intervention – the example of COPCA. Schirin Akhbari Ziegler PPT PhD – Switzerland
  • Discussion

16.15-16.45 AFTERNOON BREAK: Poster and Exibition Viewing
16.45-18.15    Plenary Session 2 – KEY TOPIC: THE CHILD WITH COMPLEX MULTISYSTEMIC CARE NEEDS

  • The Management of the Children with Complex Multisystemic Care Needs. Dr. Giovanni Maria Poggi MD – Italy
  • Nutrition and Sleep are (also) Critical to Success. Dr Olaf Verschuren PPT PhD, The Netherlands
  • Respiratory Physiotherapy for the Clinically Complex Child. Beatrice Ferrari PPT MSc, Italy
  • Discussion

FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 2022, 8.30-18.00 hr

8.30 Poster and Exibition viewing
9.00-10.30 PARALLEL SESSION A: Abstract platform and Workshops
10.30-11.00 MORNING BREAK Poster and Exibition viewing
11.00-12.30 Plenary Session 3 – KEY TOPIC: PHYSIOTHERAPY IN ADOLESCENTS

  • From Family Centered to Adolescent-Centered Approach – Dr. Emanuela Pagliano MD Italy
  • Pain Management In Adolescents. Sara Frygner Holm PPT PhD – Sweden
  • Main Issues of Pelvic Floor Problems in Adolescence – Èlia Bassini PT MSc – Italy
  • Discussion

12.30-14.15 LUNCH BREAK Poster and Exibition viewing
14.15-15.45 PARALLEL SESSION B: Abstract platform and Workshops
15.45-16.30 AFTERNOON BREAK: Poster and Exibition Viewing
16.30-18.00 PARALLEL SESSION C: Abstract platform and Workshops

SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER 2022 8.30-13.30 hr

8.30- 10.00 Plenary Session 4

  • The Future of Pediatric Physiotherapy: Where Patient Care, Research and Education Meet. Prof. R.H.H. (Raoul) Engelbert PPT PhD – The Nederlands
  • Abstract Presentation

10.00-11.00 NETWORKING SESSION: RESEARCH – EDUCATION – CLINICAL PRACTICE IN PPT
11.00-12.00 Plenary Session 5

  • The Placebo Effect and the Clinician-Patient Relationship. Prof. Fabrizio Benedetti MD – Italy
  • Poster Award

12.30-13.30 CONCLUSIONS …  and ARRIVEDERCI