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Jilda Vargus-Adams, MD MPH, President, AACPDM
Jilda Vargus-Adams, MD MSc

The AACPDM welcomes you! I write this having just returned home from the Academy’s 72nd Annual Meeting. We had a wonderful time together learning and sharing our ‘Transformative Journeys’ in Cincinnati. ‘Transformative Journeys’ is a meaningful description of the work the Academy does and the paths our members follow around the world to impact the lives of people with and at risk for cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities...

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2019 Election

Vote Now!The Slate of Nominees Has Been Selected!

In accordance with the Bylaws of the AACPDM, the Nominating Committee hereby submits the following slate of nominees for the Board of Directors and...Read More


Registration is now open for the Combined 73rd AACPDM Annual and 2nd IAACD Triannual Meeting September 18-21, 2019, in Anaheim, California! To learn more about available instructional courses, networking events, accommodations, travel arrangements and to register for this year's...Read More

AusACPDM 2020 Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions for 10th Biennial AusACPDM Conference 2020 are now open and close 5pm AEST 29 July 2019. Submissions are being sought for free papers, posters (paper and electronic), workshops, breakfast sessions and PhD platform presentations on the following topics:

Conditions including, but not limited...Read More

CP NOW Sponsors New RFA for CPRN

CP NOW, a non-profit focused on cerebral palsy education and...Read More

House passes changes to Americans With Disabilities Act

On February 15th, the House passed legislation that would amend the Americans With Disabilities Act over objections from disability rights advocates and Democratic leaders, who warned that the bill would remove incentives for businesses to comply with the law.

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The US Senate’s new budget deal funds CHIP for a full decade

For at least the next 10 years, families in the US Children’s Health Insurance Program shouldn’t have to worry about the money running out again.

Senate leaders announced on Wednesday that, as part of a broader budget agreement, they would lengthen the six-year funding extension for CHIP that Congress passed...Read More

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