American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Abstracts

Abstract notifications were sent out on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. If you have not received a notification please email meetings@aacpdm.org.




Morning Seminars

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

Your session abstract should include:

  1. A maximum of 4 presenters and a strict 3000-character count, including spaces, which will be imposed on the length of the body of the abstract.
  2. Content that is current, evidence based, practical, applicable and provides a balanced perspective.
  3. A plan for audience participation in the schedule. We encourage you to prepare questions to promote participation in the interactive portion of your session.

Prepared background materials (handouts, references) are required and should be made available prior to or at the meeting. Handouts submitted electronically prior to the meeting will be included on the AACPDM meeting website. Prior permission must be obtained to duplicate copyrighted materials. Instructions on submitting handouts will be sent to accepted presenters and posted on the AACPDM website.


Mini-Symposia are 120 minutes in length and include up to 75 minutes of presentation and at least 45 minutes for active discussion with the audience, providing formal in-depth instruction for continuing professional education combined with audience participation and interaction. There is a strict 3000-character count, including spaces, which will be imposed on the length of the body of the abstract. Please limit the number of symposia speakers (including author) to no more than eight. 

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. All accepted Scientific Presentation will be published in the Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Supplement. Please note: Individuals may 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 Poster presenters will be required to submit their poster in two formats: A traditional mountable poster and 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 will be included in online meeting content posted on the AACPDM website after the Annual Meeting. The dual display methods will increase exposure to the work and allow for more flexible access. Details will be sent to accepted presenters and posted on the AACPDM website.

Demonstration Posters

The purpose of a Demonstration Poster is to showcase emerging ideas, generate discussion regarding new and innovative service delivery models, highlight novel techniques, technologies, and/or advocacy for the care of people with childhood-onset disabilities. Demonstration Posters can be used to highlight an upcoming funded clinical study or a program or service evaluation, but abstracts that include scientific data, analyses and results are more appropriate for submission as a Scientific Presentation and will not be considered for this poster category.

Clinical Observation or Single Case Study Posters

These posters will provide the opportunity to share observations and single case studies that illustrate important or novel findings, treatment outcomes, or lines of scientific inquiry. The goal is to serve as a forum for interesting observations that may not meet the robust standards of scientific evidence needed for a scientific poster but are compelling to our attendees and inspire idea generation about potential new directions for clinical consideration and scientific inquiry.

Note: Abstracts that include data analyses and results including reviews (i.e., systematic, scoping, umbrella) and meta-syntheses MUST be submitted as Scientific Presentations. Abstracts that are clearly more appropriate for scientific presentations will not be considered for this poster category.

Important Dates

December 1, 2021
Abstract Submissions Open

January 31, 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline

April 20, 2022
Abstract Notifications Sent Out

May 25 2022
Preliminary Program Available and Registration Open

June 16, 2022
Presentation and Poster Tasks and Information Sent Out

August 15, 2022
Early Bird Registration Deadline

August 21, 2022
Hotel Registration Deadline

September 1, 2022
Online Registration Deadline

September 7, 2022
Speaker Handout and Poster Upload Deadline

September 21-24, 2022
76th Annual Meeting