5th CountMeIn! 2020 Meeting


Dear Colleagues and Friends

We are absolutely delighted to invite you to join us for the 5th CountMeIn! 2020 to advance children’s participation in everyday activities.

The CountMeIn! is an international, inclusive, grass roots movement to bring together families and front line practitioners and researchers across sectors.

The 2020 event will take place on 25-26 June in Sheffield, UK, in the now well-established CountMeIn! spirit. It will be a highly interactive meeting and a place for practice, research, and lived experience to mix seamlessly in order to create new insights and innovation.

The specific focus of the 2020 event is “Actions to enable everyday participation”. We particularly welcome involvement from young people, families and front line practitioners. FREE PLACES for parents, carers and young people! Book hereWe can also offer financial support for travel and childcare if needed, please drop us an email.

We have an exciting line up of keynote speakers:

Dr Keiko Shikako-Thomas, a holder of prestigious Canada Research Chair in Childhood Disability, and an internationally respected expert in the promotion of the human rights of children and healthy living. Learn more about Keiko’s work here.

Georgia Vine, an international blogger documenting about living with cerebral palsy, an occupational therapy student and ambassador for CP Teens UK, inspiring children and young people with disability to never let their disability get in the way of living life to the full and to face whatever challenges life throws at them. Georgia is passionate about the power of blogging and online communities to encourage children and young people with disabilities to participate in everyday life.

Dr Kathryn Hesketh, a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology, and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), and a highly respected expert in the influence that the environment and caregivers have on children’s everyday participation in physical activity and play. Learn more about Kathryn’s work here.

We welcome all practitioner, science and patient and public stakeholders! More information, and link to bookings, can be found here, and the programme can be viewed below. We hope to see you in there!