Summer School From Early Detection to Early Surveillance and Intevention in Children at Risk of Cerebral Palsy University of Pisa Summer - Winter Schools & Foundation Course
- Clinicians and researchers working in the disciplines related to rehabilitation of childhood disabilities with interest in performing research in this field
o Medical Doctors (specialists or residents in child neurology, child psychiatry rehabilitation medicine or paediatrics) or
o Master degrees in allied disciplines dealing with childhood disabilities (such as physical, occupational, speech therapy, psychology, special education and other disciplines)
- PhD, or at least two publications in international peer-reviewed journals or one as the first author, or significant clinical expertise/experience
- Position -even if not permanent- in an academic or clinical institution involved in research/clinical activity, supported by letter of presentation of the responsible of the institution
- Living and working in a European country
- Fluency in written and spoken English (equivalence of B2 or higher)
Applicants are required to present:
- a CV according to points illustrated in the "Ideal Students" paragraph
- a motivation letter
- a letter of support
- Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
- Enrolment Form
- CV according to points illustrated in the "Ideal Students" paragraph
- Motivation letter
- Letter of support
- Request of bursary (not compulsory)
All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)
For the SELECTION: a maximum of 32 participants will be selected based on Curriculum Vitae (CV) and the above criteria.
The CV should address the above-mentioned criteria.
A motivation letter and a letter of support by the supervisor to follow this course should be presented.
Preference will be for the maximum of 3 participants per each country and to include at least 8 participants out of the 32 from lower economic income countries of Europe (based on the GNI: nominal per capita less than 20.000 dollars).
For candidates who will obtain identical scores for the CV and the above criteria, preference will be given according to the date of application.
The selection of participants based on the above criteria will be made by the ‘Summer School 2023 ad hoc committee’. The committee includes also two members of the University of Pisa. After a first selection based on provided data, a selection interview will be decisive.
Scholarships and Funding
At the end of the course the participants:
- Will be familiar with the recommended methods of early detection (ED), early surveillance (ES), and early intervention (EI) of CP
- Will have the tools to develop and promote a care pathway for early ED of CP
- Will be aware of the specific challenges related to conducting clinical care and research with children at high risk of CP and their families, and be equipped to anticipate and overcome them
- Will be able to integrate the newly acquired knowledge to advance their practice clinical and research career
- Will be familiar with the international ED, ES and EI methods, differences and similarities in different socio-economic contexts
- Will be able to build on their knowledge to foster regional and international partnerships