Keynote Speakers

George Burniston Oration – Associate Professor Adam Scheinberg

Associate Professor Adam Scheinberg FRACP FAFRM DCH MMed is Statewide Medical Director of the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS), and Head of Department Paediatric Rehabilitation at the Royal Children’s Hospital. An active clinician with over 20 years’ experience in the care of children and adults with disability, he has focused on the delivery of family centred care and integration of research knowledge into the Australian paediatric subacute health care system. A/Prof Scheinberg has been an investigator on CREs in Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injury with a focus on knowledge translation. He has an interest in technology, working with engineers at Swinburne University to develop a humanoid robot to assist with post-operative care. As a long-standing member, and Chair, of the Faculty Paediatric Training and Assessment Committee of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, he has had the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in Paediatric Rehabilitation involved in the delivery of rehabilitation programs around Australia. This group is influential in their ability to drive clinical change within Statewide programs, lead national clinical advisory groups and benchmarking programs for interventions such as ITB and SDR, encourage recruitment to large scale research programs, and through links to adult rehabilitation colleagues, encourage care across the lifespan. A/Prof Scheinberg is a Board member of Very Special Kids, Victoria’s hospice for children, and is on the advisory committee of Solve. He is a past President of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and was on the Board of Directors 2014-2018. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, and Department of Paediatrics Monash University, and Honorary Fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

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