Pediatric orthopaedics, Department of pediatric surgery
- Medical University Graz
Martin has dedicated his clinical and scientific career to children with cerebral palsy. He finished his medical education and bachelor degree in physiotherapy at Charles University of Prague. He is nowadays working as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in a team specializing in the neuroorthopaedics with the main focus on cerebral palsy. “Gait analysis in children with cerebral palsy“ was the topic of his PhD thesis in 2010. He was awarded an APART scholarship of the Austrian Academy of Science in 2010. His publication activity encompasses dozens of papers in peer-reviewed international journals and many lectures. He finished his Board certification in December 2010 and extended his expertise in plenty of specialized trainings. Martin completed his postdoctoral degree (Habilitation; Ass.Prof.) in 2015. The topic of his work was “Equinus deformity in children with cerebral palsy”.
Martin has been a board member of European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC) during the last term, covering the science, edducation and awards for the society. He co-organized as a scientific-chair the last annual meeting in Prague 2018 that turned out to be a great success. Martin is also a member of other professional organizations EPOS (European Paediatric Orhtopaedic Society), VKO (Vereinigung für Kinderorthopädie) and GAMMA (Gesellschaft für die Analyse Menschlicher Motorik in ihrer klinischen Anwendung).
It would be a great honor for me to serve the society and its members also in the next term! I would like ESMAC to support even more young researchers offering them an interdisciplinary background for sharing of knowledge and establishing new cooperations. Our “Young mentorship forum” is a good example that turned out to be a success. Education is a key mission of ESMAC and our teachers in gait courses and seminars are doing a great job. I would find also important to open the ESMAC and its knowhow towards other professional societies e.g. European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society or European Academy of Childhood Disability. Collaboration and networking are the only ways to keep our ESMAC society strong and ready for future!