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2010 Annual Meeting

Scientific Program Committee

Scott Hoffinger, MD Kristie Bjornson, PhD, PT, PCS
Scott Hoffinger, MD
First Vice President
Kristie Bjornson, PhD, PT, PCS
Scientific Program Chair

2010 Scientific Program Committee

Kristie Bjornson, PhD PT PCS - Scientific Program Chair 2010
Maureen O'Donnell, MD - Instructional Course Chair 2010
Susan Murr, DPT PCS - Scientific Program Chair 2011
Nienke P. Dosa, MD MPH - Instructional Course Chair 2011
K. Mitchell Barr, MPT
Cathleen E. Buckon, MS OT
Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, PhD
Golda Milo-Manson, MD
Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS MSc FRCS(C)
Donna J. Oeffinger, PhD
Mario C. Petersen, MD
N. Susan Stott, MD PhD
Michele M. Tourne, PT MS PCS
Carole A. Tucker, PhD PT
Laura K. Vogtle, PhD OTR/L
William O. Walker, Jr., MD

Washington, DC Local Host
Sally Evans, MD


The educational program of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) is designed to provide targeted opportunities for dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and developmental disorders. The program provides a forum for discussion of scientific developments and clinical advances in the care of people with these problems. By presenting forums which foster interdisciplinary communication and interchange among all allied health care professionals concerned with individuals with cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental disorders, this program's purpose is to ensure that the qualified personnel have the skills and knowledge derived from practices that have been determined through research and experience to be successful in serving children with disabilities. The purpose is also to encourage teambuilding within organizations and institutions, encourage multicenter studies, develop information for parents, and find a consensus on the optimal care of various conditions.


  • To disseminate information on new developments in applied and translational sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technology for individuals with cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities
  • To create an interdisciplinary forum to facilitate communication and team-building between professionals who are providing services and care for individuals with childhood onset disabilities

Target Audience

All health care professionals concerned with the care of patients with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities, including: Developmental and other Pediatricians, Neurologists, Psychologists, Physiatrists, Orthopedic and Neuro-Surgeons, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Orthotists, Rehab Engineers, Kinesthiologists, Nurses, Special Education Teachers, Educators and Administrators, Researchers, and Dieticians.

NOTE: All levels of skill will be addressed.

AACPDM Mission:

Provide multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and promote excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with cerebral palsy and childhood-onset disabilities.

AACPDM Vision:

A global leader in the multidisciplinary scientific education of health professionals and researchers dedicated to the well-being of people with childhood-onset disabilities.