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The West Midlands Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity Network in conjunction with Partners in Paediatrics held their Annual Study Day on Friday, 10th November 2017 at The Studio, Birmmingham.

The day was hosted by Ram Vadivelu and Raj Pandey

Main aim of the day:  To address the issues in relation to deformity of the spine (in children & young people with Cerebral Palsy)

Objectives were to:

  • Learn about new developments in relation to management of the spine
  • Understand the role of all professionals involved in the management children with CP, in order to provide an holistic service
  • Share good practice  - to ensure a safe and quality service is provided to children and their families / carers
  • To provide a networking opportunity for all professionals involved (in the management children & young people with CP)

The Programme focussed on Spines in Cerebral Palsy and included the following speakers:

 Mr Ram Vadivelu, Consultant Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeon, Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS FT

 Professor Raj Gupta, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS FT

 Mr. Jwalant Mehta, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Orthopaedic Hospital NHS FT

 Professor Nachiappan Chockalingham, Professor of Clinical   Biomechanics, Staffordshire University

 Ms. Claire Rylance, Advanced Physiotherapist in Neurosciences, Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS FT

 Mr.John Goodden Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Tr

 Mr. Chirag Patel, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, University Hospital Wales

 Andrew Schneider & Daniel Hodgkin, Orthotists, Blatchford, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS FT

 Mr Steve Cooke, Consultant Children’s Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospital Cov & Warks NHS Tr

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