09.00, Wednesday 29 November 2017
The trend in childhood disability has shifted over recent decades from physical and medical conditions to neurodevelopmental and behavioural disorders. The global burden of neurological disorders is underestimated and large numbers of children are now displaying neurodevelopmental disabilities. However, research and medical progression in the field of paediatric disability is lagging and resources are disproportionately scarce, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
The workshop will bring together evidence on the burden of paediatric neurodevelopmental disorders from experts in Brazil, the UK and other countries. Participants will identify gaps in our knowledge and associated research priorities through a review of the evidence available. They will consider the importance of early intervention and the issues associated with translational paediatric research.
Following the workshop, a written report will be produced and disseminated to UK and Brazilian stakeholders with key recommendations of next steps in addressing the diagnosis and early intervention of paediatric neurodevelopmental disorders in Brazil.
This workshop is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund that aims to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. Visit our GCRF webpage to read more about the fund.
This event is by invitation only.