Sunday, 17 May 2009


VII. World Congress on Conductive Education

7th World Congress on Conductive Education
Hong Kong
5-8 December 2010

Further advance information on the Congress is now on line, and more will follow soon:

Prime responsibility for organising this congress rests with SAHK (formerly the Spastics Association of Hong Kong). This looks like being the best constructed and most intellectually challenging World Congress to date. Certainly it has the most sophisticated website (available in Chinese and in English).

Information already online
  • A cheery welcoming video from SAHK
  • Organisation
  • Tentative plenary topics
  • First call for abstracts
  • Programme
  • Fee and registration
  • Partners
  • Local attractions

Yet to come

  • CE blog
  • What’s new
  • Social events
  • Accommodation
  • History
  • Useful links
  • Contact us


Offers an impression of the logistical operation needed just to manage this event and its preparation.

Note at the top of this page the co-patronage of the China Disabled Persons' Federation

Plenary topics

Seven tentative plenary topics

  • China's experiences of Conductive Education
  • CE - how it is used in HK for developmental and acquired conditions
  • Evidence-based practice in rehabilitation and its implications to the CE world
  • Current rehabilitation trends and International Classification of Function (ICF) for persons with disability and their relevance to CE
  • Advances in neurophysiology and neuro-psychology for neurological rehabilitation and how they can be included in the conductive environment
  • Philosophy of conductive pedagogy and upbringing
  • Historical, social and political issues of CE

Two plenary discussion topics

  • The essence of CE
  • CE in the 21st century

Call for submissions

Seventeen themes are suggested for submitting of abstracts. Do not, however, feel constrained by this: submissions on other themes will also be welcome. Submitting authors are encouraged to coordinate a batch of five or six abstracts under the title of a particular theme, organization or country, to constitute a symposium.

Submissions may be for oral or poster presentations. Fifteen minutes will be allowed for each oral presentation.

Seventeen suggested themes

  • Innovative practices with Conductive Education in developing/rural areas
  • Outcome measures of CE programmes
  • Alignment of CE with recent trends in education, rehabilitation and research work
  • Incorporating CE applications with contemporary interventions
  • Collaboration and conflict between conductors and other professionals in different settings
  • Sharing good practice
  • Long-term outcome of CE from the orthopaedic viewpoint
  • Adapted modes of CE practice in different settings and age groups
  • Information and Communication Technology applications in the CE contexts
  • Creative CE applications for different clientele
  • CE and organisation management
  • CE from clients’ and family-members’ perspectives
  • Case studies of CE applications
  • Knowledge-management in CE

The formal requirements for abstracts are presented in detail, being those normal for international professional-academic conferences. Accepted abstracts will be published in book form for distribution at the Congress, after which they will be posted on line. All abstracts submitted must therefore meet a minimum standard for both print and electronic publishing, as detailed on this web page.

Abstracts must be received by 30 Apr 2010. Acceptance or rejection will be announced no later than 30 Jun 2010

Conference programme

The event’s overall framework is indicated, with content of course to be filled in over the months leading up to the Congress.

Apart from formal Congress proceedings there will be:

  • exhibition by supporting and sponsoring organisations
  • post-Congress tour of the Mainland

Fee and registration


  • Participants from Mainland China
    Standard RMB¥2,100
    Early bird RMB¥1,800 by 31 July 2010
  • Overseas participants
    Standard US$515
    Early bird US$415 by 31 July 2010


  • Sponsored by Providence Foundation Ltd
  • Supporting organisations to be announced


Comprehensive list of links to introductory information for first visitors to Hong Kong:

Congress URL

Watch out to see additions to this Congress site as they are posted. These will also be announced on Conductive World.

Any comments?

There's a year and a half to go yet before this Congress, and only a proportion who might attend will be able to.

No reason in either respect not to make your comments and suggestion about this proposal. The Congress blog will presumably be open to comments and should be a welcome facility.

In the meantime, as ever, Conductive World welcomes readers' comments (click on COMMENTS immediately below, and will also report on coverage elsewhere.

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