A Step Towards Improving Paediatric Clinical Knowledge for Neurological Disorders

In the last decade, the average rate of Down Syndrome in Canada has increased to 15.8 per 10,000 total births1. Autism is also becoming the fastest growing and the most frequently diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada as 147 in 10,000 children are currently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder2. Neurological disorders such as these can affect development amongst newborns and children and can impact their socio-economic growth in the long-term. It can also lead to poor academic performance, lower-than-expected occupational status as well as higher rates of social isolation.

Earlier diagnosis is key in managing these types of disorders. Child Development Update 2017 will provide participants with knowledge about on-going developments in paediatric research and effective treatment techniques that can help. Over the 2-day conference, participants will acquire a range of new assessment skills and strategies for managing developmental disorders.

Topics will include:

  • Technology and Apps in Learning Disabilities
  • Current Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of CP
  • Cannabinoids and Epilepsy

This conference is open to all healthcare professionals interested in child development including, but not limited to, Developmental Paediatricians, Family Physicians, Psychologists, Social Workers and Speech & Language Specialists. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.childdevelopmentupdate.com

1 https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/healthy-living/down-syndrome-surveillance-2005-2013.html

2 http://www.autismspeaks.ca/about-autism/facts-and-faqs/