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Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) Training

Is this course suitable for you or your organisation?

This course is available 

  • for Cerebral Palsy Alliance employees (Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists) 
  • for Public participants
  • on the scheduled dates below (or if no dates showing, enquire below)

Why choose this course? 

Target audience: Medical or allied health clinicians interested in or currently involved in clinical practice for early identification and provision of early intervention for infants at high risk of CP. This course is suitable for any level and there are no prerequisites. It is a face to face course. 

The Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) is a standardised and scoreable clinical neurological examination that can be used to assess infants from 2-24 months of age. There is a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the accuracy of this assessment in the diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP) in high risk newborns (preterm and term). In addition, when used for sequential clinical follow-up the HINE can provide information on the type and severity of CP. The International Clinical Practice Guideline for the Early Accurate Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy recommends the use of the HINE, particularly in situations where the most predictive tools (General Movements assessment and MRI) are not able to be used. This training course will be presented by Dr Cathy Morgan (Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute) and will provide standardised training in the HINE. All items of the HINE will be demonstrated with the correct approach to administration and scoring.

What content does the program cover? 

1. Outline the current evidence for the use of the HINE for the early detection of infants at high risk of CP. 
2. Demonstrate the HINE with case examples and train clinicians how to administer the assessment in infants at risk of CP. 
3. Provide an opportunity for participants to score cases of infants at risk of CP on the HINE to determine their risk status. 
4. Understand the role of the HINE in prognosis. 


Dr Cathy Morgan, Senior Research Fellow, BAppSc (Physio), PhD 

Dr Catherine Morgan is a Physiotherapist with PhD in Biomedical Science and >30 years clinical and research experience in the field of Cerebral Palsy.  As Senior Research Fellow at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute, at the University of Sydney she leads the Early Detection and Early Intervention theme. Dr Morgan is part of an internationally recognised team of researchers conducting clinical trials of novel interventions geared to preventing, curing and treating cerebral palsy, early diagnosis of CP, and knowledge translation across the pipeline from bench-to-bedside-to-policy. She coordinates a network of clinicians and researchers focused on improving the early detection of cerebral palsy in high risk infants in NSW. She is an expert in neurodevelopment and one of only two Australian General Movements Trainers.

What is the cost?

Public participants: $200.00 incl GST 
No cost for CPA employees 
Morning tea and lunch provided 

Important:  Please arrive wearing a mask. You will be issued with a P2 mask on arrival, which must be worn throughout the training.

How long is the course?

Duration: 1 day 
Time:  9:30am – 3:30pm

Date:  Friday 24th June, 2022 
Venue: ACT Child Development Service, 26 Weingarth St, Holder ACT 2611.


Date:  Tuesday 16th August, 2022

Venue: Cerebral Palsy Alliance - 3/20 Karalta Road, Erina, NSW 2250

If no dates displayed please enquire below.

Where can I get more information?

Contact: The Training Alliance team
Email:    training@cerebralpalsy.org.au
Phone:   +61 2 9975 8715

Cancellation conditions apply


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