Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton
Co-director, CanChild - Centre for Childhood Disability Research
Developmental Paediatrician, Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre


Dr Kraus de Camargo completed his medical education and pediatric training in Brazil, followed by a residency in Germany where he received training in developmental-behavioural pediatrics and child neurology. Prior to joining the faculty at McMaster, Dr Kraus de Camargo held positions in Germany as a Professor of Social Medicine at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen and as CEO and Medical Director of Kinderzentrum Pelzerhaken GmbH, an inpatient and outpatient facility for children with developmental-behavioural disabilities and chronic neurologic disorders.
Dr Kraus de Camargo is the co-director of the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and a member of MacART (McMaster Autism Research Team). He practices as a developmental pediatrician at the Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.
Since 2001, Olaf Kraus de Camargo has been involved with the implementation of the WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). He co-edited the book “ICF: A Hands-On Approach for Clinicians and Families”. He is a member of the steering committee of PONDA – Physicians of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Advocacy and a member of the Disability Advisory Committee to the Canadian Revenue Agency.
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7927-7189

Lecturing Itinerary

  • Date:
    2 December 2023 (Saturday)
  • Parallel Session 2 Lecture 2
  • Time:
    14:50 – 15:10
  • Topic:
    Children with disabilities: Environmental factors and the International Classification of Functioning (ICF)