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Chiarello and Palisano Present Cerebral Palsy Research in Pisa, Italy

October 1, 2012

Lisa Chiarello, PhD, and Robert Palisano, ScD, of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences presented two research workshops at the 4th International Cerebral Palsy Conference in Pisa, Italy. Their presentations centered around a research platform on determinants of outcomes for young children with cerebral palsy and a participation-based approach to therapy services.

"The conference advocated for a collaboration among scientists, families, and society to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and adults with cerebral palsy. The conference provided opportunities to pursue research collaborations with colleagues in Canada, Europe, and Australia and inspired my continued pursuit to promote meaningful participation in daily life for children and their families,” Chiarello said.

Palisano shared that, “In addition to the opportunity to share our research with a distinguished audience, the conference increased my understanding of global perspectives and fostered interactions with scientists and practitioners from Europe, Australia, and Asia.”