Mac Keith Press is proud to sponsor organisations whose aim is also to improve the lives of disabled children by extending the knowledge and understanding of developmental medicine and paediatric neurology. Here are some of the projects, meetings and courses we support.
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
This award is given to an American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) member within four years of completion of training. The winner is selected based on the Awards Committee rating of presented work and is announced shortly after the Annual Meeting.
This award is presented at the AACPDM Annual Meeting.
British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD)
A £250 award is presented to the winner of the best poster at the British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) Annual Meeting.
At the 2021 BACD meeting, we were pleased to confirm that the winning submission was:
Framework for the Meaningful Participation in Inclusive Sport for Children and Young People with Neurodisability
Emer O’Reilly, Melanie Burrough and Ciara Knox
Past BACD Mac Keith Poster Prize winners
Check out all of the poster abstracts from the 2020 meeting ‘Maximising potential for children and young people with sensory loss’ including the prize winner Dr Dimitra Metheniti.
British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA)
At the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) Annual Conference, the Ronnie Mac Keith Prize is awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to Paediatric Neurology as judged by published work and who were under the age of 40 years or within 5 years of obtaining a CCST, whichever was later.
At the BPNA Conference we also sponsor the Ronnie Mac Keith Guest Lecture and Best Oral Presentation by a trainee.
The European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD)
This award is presented at the The European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) Annual Meeting along with the Mac Keith Press Best Abstract Award that includes ebook vouchers worth £300.
At the 2021 (33rd) annual meeting, we were pleased to confirm that the prize winner was:
COVID-19 pandemic and child and adolescent mental health
Professor Jorg Fegert
Winner of the Best Abstract Award was:
Rehabilitation status of children with cerebral palsy in low and middle-income countries: findings from the Global LMIC Cerebral Palsy Register
Mahmudul Hassan Al Imam
European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS)
In recognition of honorary European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS) member and internationally renowned French child neurologist, Professor Jean Aicardi (1926-2015), MacKeith Press, in partnership with the EPNS, has established a series of award lectures. The biennial award recognises a respected and admired doctor who has attained major achievements in child neurology. Recipients of the award must practice in Europe using the countries in the WHO European region. The award presentation and lecture take place at the EPNS Congress which is held every two years. The next Aicardi Award Lecture will be presented at the EPNS Congress which will be taking place in Glasgow in 2021.
Gillette Children’s International Symposium
We have sponsored the hosting of a group of internationally recognised clinicians and research scientists to discuss mobility and function priorities for individuals with cerebral palsy. A book bringing to together the findings of the Symposium is available as a free download.