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Cerebral Palsy Conference 2024 – National Space Centre (Leicester) – 17th January 2024 – Brain Injury Group in-person event

Wednesday, 17th January @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

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Cerebral Palsy Conference 2024 – National Space Centre (Leicester) – 17th January 2024 – Brain Injury Group in-person event

Our Cerebral Palsy Conference for 2024 will be held in Leicester on the 17th January 2024.

The stunning venue for the conference is the National Space Centre, Leicester.

Training will take place in the Shuttle Suite with refreshment, lunch and our exhibition being held underneath the Thor and Blue Streak rockets in the iconic Rocket Tower.

A small number of invited exhibitors, relevant to Cerebral Palsy claims, will be joining us on the day. There will be opportunities to network throughout the day.

A diverse range of topics, accredited by APIL Training, will be included. Members receive free or discounted places at this event (subject to membership level). A fee applies to non-members. Book before 31st August 2023 to take advantage of our 25% early booking discount rate.

There will be opportunities throughout the day to ask questions and chat with all our speakers.

Delegates at our brain injury training events have commented:

  • Excellent training on a very specific and relevant issue to our work
  • Very interesting with excellent, knowledgeable speakers
  • Informative, interesting – very well run course. Experts were specialists in their field and made the seminar very interesting.

Who is the Cerebral Palsy Conference 2024 for?

Designed for lawyers, this day will also be of interest to case managers and other professionals who support those affected by brain injury.

Accredited by APIL Training (5.25 hours litigator/senior litigator).

Agenda for the Cerebral Palsy Conference 2024

– Breach of duty/causation issues – labour

Prof Alexander Heazell, Professor of Obstetrics and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

This session will look at breach of duty and causations issues during labour which could give rise to a clinical negligence claim. Professor Heazell the Professor of Obstetrics and Director of the Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician at St Mary’s Hospital Manchester.

– Breach of duty/causation issues – neonatal

Dr Kevin Ives, Consultant Neonatologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This session will look at breach of duty and causation issues is neonatal injury which could give rise to a clinical negligence claim. Dr Ives is Consultant Neonatalogist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a position he has held since 1992. Dr Ives undertakes medico-legal work with a specialist interest in the treatment of jaundice and kernicterus.

– Epilepsy

Dr Gayatri Vadlamani, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist, Nuffield Hospital, Leeds

This session will look at the frequency of epilepsy in children with cerebral palsy, the types, treatments for controlling epilepsy and the long term outcomes. Dr Vadlamani qualified as a doctor in 1991 and commenced working in paediatrics in 1993, working within the NHS in paediatrics and paediatric neurology for 25 years. She currently undertakes private outpatient paediatric neurologic clinics at Nuffield Hospital and outpatient clinics at Nottingham Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

– Feeding difficulties

Natalie Morris, The Feeding Trust

This session will focus on feeding difficulties, drooling, vomiting, regurgitation and gastro-oesophageal reflux for people with cerebral palsy. Natalie Morris is founder and CEO of The Feeding Trust, the UKs only charity for children with paediatric feeding disorders. A speech and language therapist by training, her clinical specialism is paediatric dysphagia (feeding and swallowing disorders) and cerebral palsy.

– Legal update on CP Cases

Richard Baker KC, 7BR

This session will provide a legal update on recent cerebral palsy cases and developments in this area of the law. Richard Baker KC (year of call 2000, Silk 2023) from 7BR has specialised in complex clinical negligence work since he was called to the bar. He undertakes working covering all clinical and surgical specialities but takes a special interest in obstetric cases. He has been involved in several trials on liability and quantum in cases where the Claimants suffered catastrophic brain injury at birth or as babies.

– Accommodation

Kate Sheehan, The OT Practice and Jonathan France, France + Associates

This session will provide delegates with information on the main considerations when assessing and arranging accommodation for those affected by cerebral palsy and future proofing the home. It will continue to look at the process for adaptations once an accommodation OT report has been completed. Kate Sheehan is an Occupational Therapist with 36 years clinical experience whose specialist area is accessible housing design. Jonathan France is a chartered architectural professional who acts as an accommodation expert in medical negligence cases, who gets involved in projects from early design states through to management of the process onsite.

– Education

Laxmi Patel, Boyes Turner

This session will look at how EHCPs have changed access to education for those with cerebral palsy, how to challenge an EHCP and different schooling options. Laxmi Patel leads Boye Turner’s education team. She is an expert in special educational needs and works closely with parents, schools, local authorities and case managers to ensure child and young people with special educational needs and disabilities receive the support they need to achieve their potential in their education.

– Transitioning from child to adult services

Carole Chantler, Carole Chantler Limited

This session will discuss the transition process from child to adult services for those with cerebral palsy and how to ensure a smooth transition. Carole Chantler has extensive experience working and liaising with families, insurers, case managers, statutory services and lawyers to obtain optimal outcomes for injured parties following catastrophic injury.

Cerebral Palsy Conference 2024 pricing

  • Member law firms: first place = free
  • Additional Member places = £105 + VAT
  • All other delegates £210 + VAT
  • 25% early booking discount applies until 31st August 2023

Accredited by APIL Training (5.25 hours litigator/senior litigator).

On the 17th January 2024 our popular Cerebral Palsy conference returns in the magnificent National Space Centre, Leicester. Training will take place in the Shuttle Suite with refreshment, lunch and our exhibition being held underneath the Thor and Blue Streak rockets in the iconic Rocket Tower.

We are expecting this event to be popular, especially as we have an early bird discount before places booked before the 31st August 2023. To secure your places via email, click below.

Book your place(s) for the Conference via email

Other useful information

The National Space Centre has free onsite parking for delegates. The closest train station is Leicester which is a short taxi ride away. Registration will commence at 9 am for a 9.30 am start, and we expect to finish by 4.45 pm.

Organizer

Clare Harrison

Location

National Space Centre, Leicester.

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Date:
Wednesday, 17th January
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9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Venue

National Space Centre, Leicester
Exploration Drive
Leicester, Leicestershire LE4 5NS United Kingdom
Phone:
0116 261 0261
Website:
https://www.spacecentre.co.uk/