Keynote and Invited speakers
Marjolijn Ketelaar
Marjolijn Ketelaar

Marjolijn Ketelaar

Associate Professor Rehabilitation
Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine; UMC Utrecht and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitaion. The Netherlands

Marjolijn Ketelaar is Associate Professor at the Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine, the research institute of the UMC Utrecht Brain Center, and De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation, and Scientist at CanChild, Center for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

She is the leader of a research program on Family Empowerment in Pediatric Rehabilitation.

Her research interests include family-centered services, and the role of the family in the development of children with disabilities, with a focus on Brain Based Developmental Disabilities and neuromuscular diseases.

She strongly believes in collaboration with patients, families, clinicians, and service providers in all stages of the research cycle, to optimise relevance and usefulness of research, and to improve clinical practice.

This is one of the main purposes of CP-Net, a network of parents and persons with CP, clinicians and researchers, she has co-founded in 2014;

She is the national coordinator of the Dutch research program PERRIN, studying the development of activities and participation of children and youths and adults with cerebral palsy;