From 30 June to 2 July 2017, the 3rd China International Forum of Pediatric Development was grandly held in the Beijing Conference Center. About 5000 domestic and international pediatric experts and scholars gathered there to exchange and share new concepts, new explorations, new technologies and new achievements in pediatric diagnostic technology, preventive intervention, and healthcare management. LIH Olivia’s Place experts Dr. Susan Cadzow, Director of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, and Prof. Fengyi Kuo, Occupational Therapy Corporate Lead, were invited to present at the forum.
Dr. Susan Cadzow has abundant clinical and training experiences in the field of developmental behavioral pediatrics. In the conference’s pediatric development and nutrition sub-forum, Dr. Cadzow reviewed new research and advanced treatment concepts in the early diagnosis of autism in her presentation, “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Autism Diagnosis.” In the presentation, she introduced how western multi-disciplinary teams make autism diagnoses and provided intervention strategies to encourage family participation and follow-up treatment.
In the pediatric rehabilitation sub-forum, Prof. Fengyi Kuo, LIH Olivia’s Place Occupational Therapy Corporate Lead, spoke on “Early Intervention & Family-centered Care for Children with Autism: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach” to emphasize the importance of family involvement in early intervention. Children’s overall functions and daily living abilities can be improved by integrating family activities with an interdisciplinary team approach.
“Children’s Health, the Starting Point of the Chinese Dream” was the theme of this conference. With great government support government and collaborative efforts of pediatric experts, pediatrics in China is thriving. Increased professional interdisciplinary teams in China certainly will help more children to grow healthily.