Thursday, 5 June 2008

First Information on North American Conference

Fourth Annual ACENA Conference

The organising Committee writes:

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

28-29 August 2008

Join us in Chicago to share ideas, network and learn about recent advances in conductive education, and other services available for children with cerebral palsy.

Over the course of two days, you will have a chance to hear from some of the leading professionals working within the fields of Conductive Education, cerebral palsy and overall physical disabilities. Thursday and Friday’s morning sessions will be a chance for all attendees to hear from leaders in the field including:

Andrew Sutton, Founder-President of the Foundation for Conductive Education in Birmingham, England – enjoy Andrew’s humor and passion for Conductive Education during his key-note address.

Franz Schaffhauser, the newly appointed Rector of the International Pető Institute will give an update on the recent advances at the Pető Institute.

Michael Mosall is creating the first-ever national cerebral palsy registry within the United States of America and will share his current research & database.

Deborah Gaebler Director of the Cerebral Palsy Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, will speak about her work on the classification of movement disorders.

Krisztina Harsanyi, a pediatric neurologist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago will share her insight into sleep disorders as they relate to individuals with cerebral palsy.

James Rimmer, an expert in the field of exercise and movement for those with disabilities, will share his latest research findings as well as the resources available on the NCAPD website.

Further information will follow. For further detailsin the meantime, contact:


  1. How do we get an invite to the conference?

  2. Email ACENA at the address given above, and/or Patti Herbst at