The symposium will cover various important issues related to cerebral palsy. The clinical spectrum and heterogeneity amongst populations in developed and developing countries will be discussed. The basic scientific principles of management including the role of use based plasticity will be highlighted. Strategies needed for management in resource poor conditions based on experience will be shared. Finally answers will be attempted to find solutions to the burning question of how can CP be prevented? Emerging evidence based neuroprotection strategies will be analysed.