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March 15, 2017

Now Accepting Abstract Submissions!

2019 Annual Meeting: Now Accepting Abstract Submissions!

The 2019 Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your abstracts to be considered for the first ever combined 73rd AACPDM Annual and 2nd IAACD Triannual Meeting to be held in Anaheim, California from September 18-21, 2019. A higher priority will be placed on abstract submissions that include participants from multiple countries or regions. The abstract submission website will close on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

The Scientific Program Committee is currently looking for abstract submissions in the formats of:

Scientific Presentations

  • The Scientific Program Committee determines the presentation format of Scientific Presentations after review and selection. Scientific Presentations can be selected as either a free paper or poster (additional descriptions below). All abstracts that are accepted in this category will be published. Please note: Individuals may only present a maximum of two oral presentations.

    Free Paper (podium presentation) – A seven-minute oral presentation held during one of the concurrent “Free Paper” sessions during the Annual Meeting.

    Scientific Poster – If accepted, Scientific (and Demonstration) Poster Presenters will be required to submit their poster in 2 formats: a traditional paper poster (to be displayed on a bulletin board) as well as an ePoster. An ePoster is an electronic version of the traditional paper poster in PowerPoint and PDF format. It will be displayed on computer monitors at the Annual Meeting and posted on the AACPDM website for 2 months after the Annual Meeting. The dual display methods will increase exposure to the work and allow people to view the poster in the comfort of their hotel room or even at home after the meeting. Details will be sent to accepted presenters and posted on the AACPDM website.

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Instructional Courses

  • Instructional Courses are two hours in length, providing formal in-depth instruction for continuing professional education combined with audience participation and interaction. There is a strict 3,000 character count, including spaces, which will be imposed on the length of the body of the abstract.

Breakfast Seminars

  • This 60-minute interactive session should include approximately 40 minutes for presentation of material and 20 minutes of interactive discussion with attendees. Attendance is limited to 50 people in order to encourage audience participation.

Demonstration Posters

  • The purpose of a Demonstration Poster is to showcase emerging ideas, generate discussion regarding service delivery models, highlight novel techniques and technologies; and/or advocacy efforts pertaining to the care of people with childhood-onset disabilities. Demonstration Posters can be used to highlight an upcoming funded clinical study, but scientific data and analyses are more appropriate for submission as a Scientific Presentation.

Abstracts can be submitted online via the Annual Meeting Abstract Submission website. Please click here for more information on Abstract Submission Guidelines.

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Your shopping on Amazon can benefit AACPDM

AACPDM is part of's Smile program.  Amazon Smile allows us to receive a percentage of the money you spend on Amazon Smile, on any purchases that you make.

To set up AACPDM as your charity, please visit Amazon Smile.  Just under the search bar, there is a link to choose your charity.  Click on that and search for "AACPDM", then select us.  If you've bookmarked, please consider replacing that bookmark with this URL:, after choosing AACPDM as your donation selection.

Please remember - you'll have to access Amazon through the Amazon Smile page at  If you go to, a percentage is not donated!

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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 last month to a full 10 years of funding for the program.

Read more HERE.

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