Gareth Davies was invited as a keynote speaker to presnt at a specialistspeech workshop at Val d'Hebron children's hospital in Barcelona, Spain on 21 February 2020. This was especially relevant to the SCR4Cleft project and the title of Mr Davies's talk was 'I sound different'. The focus was on Velopharyngeal Insufficiency which is sometimes present in children (and adults) born with a cleft and results in too much nasal air escape making it diffi...
We were able to disseminate information about SCR4Cleft at a major Cost Action conference in Kristianstad, Sweden on 14 December 2019. The Action - ECCE - aims to study inequality in access to cleft care around Europe and make recommondations on improving access to services. There were 85 delegates present from 25 countries with high level keynote speakers focusing on the following
Gareth Davies was invited to present to health professionals and patients at 2 workshops at the Val d'Hebron children's hospital in Barcelona on 11 and 12 October 2019. The parents were especially interested to learn about the SCR4Cleft project given that many families struggle with supporting children born with clefts in speech development and confidence issues. He was invited back to a specific speech related event which will take place early in 2020.
Gareth Davies from the European Cleft Organisation ran a workshop for 20 front line health professioanls at the Sophia children's hospital in Rotterdam on 4 October 2019. The focus was about early feeding of babies born with clefts but this was a wonderful opportunity to talk about the SCR4Cleft project, especially given there were some speech therapists present as well as the coordinator of the European Reference Network for Craniofacial Anomalies.
The kick-off meeting for this a ground breaking new Erasmus+ project took place at the project coordinator’s head office (European Cleft Organisation) in Rijswijk on Wednesday 20 November 2019. 17 participants attended from 9 partner countries including the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Serbia, Norway, Romania, Estonia, Ireland, Italy and Malta. The thee-year project will, for the first time, bring together speci...
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