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December 14, 2016

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Dr. Lisa Thornton is a longtime AACPDM member, and currently serves on AACPDM's Board of Directors.  In this video, she gives a brief overview of cerebral palsy.


TED Talks

Gubela Mji: How can we make disability research accessible in Africa?

Cole Galloway: A Movement for Mobility

Stella Young: I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much

Sue Austin: Deep sea diving... in a wheelchair

Lisa Thornton, MD: What I've Learned as a Childhood Disability Doctor

2016 Annual Meeting highlights

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Opening General Session
John Ioannidis, MD, DSc - Improving Research Practice
Euan Wallace, AM - Prevention and Cure of Cerebral Palsy: A Reality or Forlorn Hope?

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Afternoon General Session
Richard Ellenson, CEO - Cerebral Palsy Foundation Update
Donna Thomson - After 27 Years of Treatment: A Report Card on Developmental Medicine From a Consumer
Michele Shusterman - From Chaos to Cohesion: Making Sense of CP for Caregivers
Justin Herbst - Corbett Ryan Pathways Pioneer Award

Friday, September 23, 2016 - Morning General Session
Stephen Scherer, PhD, FRSC - Genome Analysis in Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disorders
Maryam Oskoui, MD - Perspectives from the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry

Friday, September 23, 2016 - Afternoon General Session
Scott Wright, MD - How the Rough Beginning has Influenced the Ways that I Lead
Benjamin Joseph, MD - Agony and Ecstasy - a Personal 30 Year Journey of Management of Cerebral Palsy with Limited Resources in India
James Gage, MD - Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Msall, MD - Mentorship Award
Annemieke Buizer, MD, PhD - EACD Update
James Rice, MD - AusACPDM Update

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Closing General Session
Tom Chau, PhD, PEng - “Listen To Me, I Have Something to Say” – Enabling the Right to Communication Through Body and Brain-Machine Interfacing
Best Scientific and Demonstration Posters
Mac Keith Press Promising Career Award
Ronnie Dickson - Duncan Wyeth Award
Vedant Kulkarni, MD - Fred P. Sage Award

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Community Forum
This playlist contains 11 videos, each of which highlights a different Community Forum speaker

NIH Workshop on Basic and Translational Research in Cerebral Palsy

In November 2014, NINDS and NICHD co-hosted a workshop on the state of the clinical science and treatment options available for individuals with cerebral palsy.  The 2014 workshop set the stage for a second complementary workshop focused on the state of cerebral palsy basic and translational research.  During the 2016 workshop, the role of non-human animal research in understanding the biology of cerebral palsy and the development of new cerebral palsy therapies will be considered.  The state of neuroprotective therapies for cerebral palsy will be discussed, as will the contribution of neuroimaging and biomarker development in furthering cerebral palsy research and drug development.  Finally, the role of interventions based on neuroplasticity will be reviewed.  Understanding the state of the science in these areas will help identify limitations in knowledge of cerebral palsy and pave the way for future discoveries needed to improve the lives of patients with cerebral palsy.  


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