New CP-North doctoral student!
Jessica Stockman PhD student with the project "Orthosis use and comorbidity in individuals with cerebral palsy and myelomeningocele"
At the beginning of 2020, Ms. Jessica Stockman—a physiotherapist at the habilitation center in Nyköping, Sweden— began her doctoral studies at Lund University. Ms. Stockman will continue her clinical work and complete her doctoral studies on a part-time basis. Her doctoral work include investigating the use of orthoses in children and adolescents with CP. She will also study the prevalence, type and distribution of comorbidities related to CP over the life span. We welcome Jessica and wish her good luck!
CP-North was well represented at the AACPDM congress in Anaheim in September 2019
Ira Jeglinsky presenting the Norwegian and Finnish study.
Johan Jarl presented education outcomes for children with CP in Sweden.
The 11th Congress on the European Pain Federation in Valencia
Amanda Burman Rimstedt presented a CP-North study at the 11th Congress on the European Pain Federation in Valencia, Spain in August 2019.
May we present two of the PhD students in the CP-North project
May we present two of the PhD students in the CP-North project. Amanda Burman Rimstedt is a nurse, who has worked within the area of public health. Her research focuses on pain in children and youth with disabilities, with a focus on children/youth with CP.
Derek Asuman is the first official CP-North PhD student. He´s research is focusing on the health economic aspects of CP in the Nordic countries, including labor market, educational outcomes and health services.
Copenhagen in the end of August 2019
The CP-North researchers spent two successful and fruitful days in Copenhagen in the end of August. During the days we shared experiences and planned for new studies within the project. We are happy that user representatives Virpi Siiskonen, David Heyerdahl and Anna Myhrman could join the meeting
CP-North was represented at the EACD conference in May
CP-North was represented at the European Academy for Childhood Disability Conference in Paris in May 2019.
Reidun Jahnsen and Guro Andersen presented the poster.
Great interest among budding health economists to work with CPNorth!
Sixty-three applicants applied for the doctoral position with CPNorth that recently closed. Health economist, and will be supervisor Associate Professor Johan Jarl was pleased with the turn-out “We are delighted that there were so many qualified applicants who were interested in working with CPNorth” Now, the journey has begun to select the candidate who will become the first official CPNorth PhD student.
CP-North was represented at the AACPDM annual conference
CP-North was represented at the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in Cincinatti, Ohio, USA in October 9-13. Two posters related to CP-North was presented. “CP-NORTH: Living Life with Cerebral Palsy in the Nordic Countries?” and “Health-related Quality of Life in Adults with Cerebral Palsy ” arose both interest among the congress participants.