American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Free Papers

All presenters at the AACPDM 77th Annual Meeting are required to include a CME Disclosure Slide at the beginning of each presentation. Please use this PowerPoint Slide as a template to ensure all required information is listed. The slide is also a task in the new Speaker Harvester system.

All presenters should read and review the AACPDM Presentation Instructions, Tips & Advice document before creating their presentation. Please also ensure your presentation is in person-first language. Download the flyer and brochure for more details.

The preferred slide format is 16:9. Screens at the Annual Meeting will be set for this format and slides submitted in 4:3 will have black bars on each side to fill the screen.

The deadline to submit your slides is August 23, 2023.

Equipment Details

Free Paper Presentations Receive:

  • Digital Projector
  • Screen
  • Podium and Microphone

Additional Notes:

  • A laptop will be provided
  • Your presentation is required to include a CME Disclosure Slide
  • Your presentation will be pre-loaded on an AACPDM provided laptop
  • There will be a presentation monitor that will be viewable to you, in front of the podium
  • Technicians will assist with the remotes/timers/laser pointers before the presentation begins

Presentation Details

Presentations must be submitted via the Speaker Harvester System. Details will be emailed to the presenting authors in the upcoming weeks. If you have any revisions to your presentation, you can visit the Speaker Ready Room onsite in Chicago to upload your presentation at least 24 hours before you present. Please include your session number and last name in your file name (F8_Jones).

Note: The AACPDM recommends that all presenters bring a copy of their presentation on a flash drive to serve as a back-up.

All session and presentation times are in the Central Time (CT) Zone. Unsure how to convert times to your specific time zone? Just click here.
*Times and presentations are subject to change


Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Speaker CV Upload
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Download CME Slide
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Download AM23 Power Point Slide Template
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Upload Slides (Free Paper Presentations ONLY)
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 Upload Pre-Recorded Lecture (Top 10 Free Papers ONLY)
September 10-13, 2023 2023 Annual Meeting

Free Paper Presentation Information:

Time to Present: 7 minutes

Ten free paper presentations will be scheduled into one Free Paper Session. It is imperative you adhere to this time frame in order to keep the session on track along with the other presenters in the session. The moderators of the session will prompt you to begin and end. After 5 presentations have been completed, there will be a question and answer period for those five presenters before the next set of presentations.

All Presenters must register for the meeting and pay the required registration fee. Please remember that by agreeing to present, you are agreeing you are available and able to attend the meeting. There is a strict limit of (2) free paper presentations per person, which will be enforced during the meeting.

Important Dates

November 2022
Abstract Submissions Open

January 31, 2023
Abstract Submissions Deadline

March 27 & 28, 2023
Morning Seminar, Mini Symposia, Free Paper Acceptances Sent Out

April 5, 2023
Poster Acceptances Sent Out

May 8, 2023
Morning Seminar, Mini Symposia, Free Paper Information Sent Out

May 12, 2023
Poster Information Sent Out

May 15, 2023
Registration Opens and Preliminary Program Available

September 10-13, 2023
77th Annual Meeting

September 15, 2023 and October 9, 2023
CME Instructions Sent Out

September 29, 2023 - December 31, 2023
On-Demand Content Available