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AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting

72nd Annual Meeting

The 2018 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to announce that the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) will take place October 9-13, 2018 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. "Transformative Journeys" is the theme for the meeting.


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.

AACPDM Annual Meeting Objectives:

  • 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.


Important Dates

  • December 2017
    Abstract Submission Opens
  • January 31, 2018
    Abstract Submission Deadline
  • February 7, 2018
    Scholarship Applications Open
  • March 2018
    Abstract decision notifications sent by the end of March
  • April 6, 2018
    Scholarship Application Deadline
  • May 2018
    Registration opens; Preliminary Program available
    Scholarship notices sent out
  • October 9-13, 2018
    AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting