Saturday 22 March 2014
The 9th Annual CEPEG Conference ‘Celebrating Achievement’ was held on Saturday March 22nd at the Tally Ho Conference Centre in Edgbaston, Birmingham. This year’s conference was hosted by The National Institute for Conductive Education (NICE) and 149 delegates attended.
A reception held at NICE on the Friday evening was also well attended with delegates having the opportunity to see the facilities and learn about the work of The Foundation for Conductive Education.
The conference was opened by Dr. Lillemor Jernqvist a trustee of The Foundation for Conductive Education and the day began with The CEPEG and PCA AGM during which the merging of the CEPEG and PCA committees was discussed and the current committee members introduced.
The rest of the day was structured around 12 presentations which were delivered by a range of professionals from different Conductive Education centres. Delegates were able to attend four presentations from the wide variety on offer and feedback on the day was very positive with delegates feeling the presentations were useful and pertinent to their work.
Of particular note was the opening presentation of the afternoon by Amanda Richardson, CEO of The Pace Centre in Aylesbury. Amanda spoke about the work of Action CP, a national consortium of specialist charities working with children with cerebral palsy and their families.
We thank The National Institute for hosting this year’s conference and look forward to another successful conference on March 7th 2015, hosted by Stick ‘n’ Step, Merseyside.