Research Summit - Early Detection and Rehabilitation in Cerebral Palsy
1-2 July 2014
Australian researchers attending the 3rd international Summit (supported by the Balnaves Foundation) are calling for the introduction of a new early diagnosis method for cerebral palsy, called the General Movements Assessment tool - a technique that enables doctors to identify cerebral palsy in babies as young as 3 months. Read more about the General Movements Assessment
Grant Applications for 2014 are now open
Applications for The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance's 2014 Research Grants and Career Development Awards can be submitted from 1 July - 30 August 2014.
Winter 2014 Issue of Breakthrough
Download breakthrough and read about our 2013 grants program which awarded $2.5 million to research, Dr Cally Tann's Ugandan project on neonatal encephalopathy (NE) and how to 'step up' for research by taking part in STEPtember 2014.
PhD Scholarship and PhD Opportunities 2014
A grant recently awarded by The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance has lead to PhD opporunities in the areas of Neuromuscular function across the lifespan in adults with cerebral palsy and a PhD Scholarship with the Queensland cerebral palsy & rehabilitation research centre. More about these opportunities.
Listen to our podcasts to catch up on current cerebral palsy research.
A podcast of two research presentations addressing the topic Identifying Causes and Treatments for Infants with Brain Damage can now be listened to online.
Australian Cerebral Palsy Register Report 2013
The Australian Cerebral Palsy Register Report 2013 featuring vital data provided by each of the state and territory cerebral palsy registers has now been published. The full report can be found here.
Computer modelling to predict effective treatment for CP
Take a look at how University of Queensland researchers funded by the Research Foundation are using computer modelling to predict the most effective way to help cerebral palsy patients walk and move more easily. Read the article on UQ's website
Queen’s Birthday Honour
Congratulations to Professor Nadia Badawi who was awarded a Membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her significant service to paediatrics and neo-natal intensive care medicine as a clinician and researcher, and for her leadership and promotion of research into cerebral palsy.
Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Cerebral Palsy
Meet Professor Nadia Badawi - one of Australia’s leading authorities on cerebral palsy research. Professor Badawi believes a breakthrough is possible.
She encourages researchers around the world to help us find ways to prevent and cure cerebral palsy. Read more...
About Cerebral Palsy
Nearly 17 million people around the world have cerebral palsy. There are 33,000 Australians with cerebral palsy. Read more…
Access Economics reported that the cost to the Australian community in 2008 alone was $3.87 billion. The majority of these costs are borne by individuals with cerebral palsy and their families. Read the report...
The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance is building research capacity worldwide. See the map of research grants.
- 1 in 500 babies is diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
- The incidence of cerebral palsy has not declined despite advances in medical science.
- More premature babies are surviving and they have a higher risk of cerebral palsy.
- We do not understand many of the causes of cerebral palsy, or how to cure it.