AACPDM
AACPDM

THANK YOU!

We cannot express enough gratitude to all who have contributed to make the AACPDM 70th Annual Meeting a huge success! Each and every one of you helped exchange ideas, create connections, and provide an amazing atmosphere. Videos of the general sessions are now available to view online: http://www.aacpdm.org/resources/multimedia#AM-highlights.


The 2016 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place September 20-24, 2016 in Hollywood, Florida. The AACPDM Annual Meeting provides high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. "Making a Difference... Are We?" is the theme for the meeting.

Purpose:

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 childhood onset disabilities. The program provides a forum for discussion of scientific developments and clinical advances in the care of people with these conditions. 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.

AACPDM Annual Meeting Objectives:

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. Specifically:

  • Participants will increase awareness of new and emerging treatments for individuals with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to identify new modalities for the diagnosis of cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities.
  • Participants will increase interprofessional collaboration to help coordinate and improve services across the continuum of care for individuals with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities across the lifespan.

Target Audience:

Developmental and other Pediatricians, Neurologists, Psychologists, Physiatrists, Orthopedic and Neuro-Surgeons, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Orthotists, Rehab Engineers, Kinesiologists, Nurses, Nutritionists, Special Educators, Administrators, Researchers, and all others concerned with the care of people with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.
All skill levels will be addressed.