INFANT Research Centre and The Cerebral Palsy Foundation are hosting a free educational Town Hall to share the latest updates and overall management of cerebral palsy with families.

The event is taking place on Saturday 23 March 2024 from 12.30pm-2pm in the Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork and is open to parents and families of children with cerebral palsy.

Professor Deirdre Murray will present on how research leads to clinical changes which will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor Murray, Professor Geraldine Boylan and a Parent Advocate discussing cerebral palsy and the impacts of research in lived experience both from a researcher and parents perspective moderated by Rachel Byrne.

Meet our Experts!

  • Professor Geraldine Boylan: Professor of Neonatal Physiology, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, University College Cork, Ireland and Director of the Irish Centre Maternal & Child Health Research – INFANT. She leads the Neonatal Brain Research Group at the INFANT centre – a multidisciplinary research team focused on neurological monitoring of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, particularly for the early diagnosis of brain injury.


  • Professor Deirdre Murray: A Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatric Research Lead at INFANT and Professor of Paediatrics, in UCC’s Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Deirdre’s research is focused on early brain injury and the development of new ways to predict and assess neurocognitive outcome in children. Professor Murray is the Chair of Early Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy at UCC.


  • Rachel Byrne: Executive Director at the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. She has been working in the field of paediatric rehabilitation and cerebral palsy research for the past 14+ years. Rachel has a background in physical therapy, with a particular interest in neuroplasticity and motor learning.

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