National Conference on Cerebral Palsy from Dec 1

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Bangalore, Nov 29 (UNI) The Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy will hold its second National Conference here from December 1 to create awareness about Cerebral Palsy, a consistent and non-progressive disorder that causes paralysis of the brain in infants.

According to a release today, a pre-conference workshop would be conducted tomorrow at the Spastics Society of Karnataka, which would be followed by plenary sessions at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on December one and two.

The main theme of the pre-conference workshop was the 'Management of Cerebral Palsy from Infancy to Adulthood'. At the workshop, topics on cerebral palsy in adolescents, early diagnosis, evaluation and management of children with this disability would be discussed.

The importance of parents' role and how they should deal with this issue would also be part of the discussion.

An in-depth study on dealing with cerebral palsy would be brought to light at the Plenary Sessions. Topics ranging from the epidemiology of cerebral palsy, associated disorders, the use of botox and stem cell therapy in the treatment and the role of therapists would also be discussed, the release added.

UNI

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