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.

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 Pacific Time (PT) Zone. Unsure how to convert times to your specific time zone? Just click here.
*Times and presentations are subject to change


Monday, August 15, 2022 Speaker CV Upload
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Photo Upload
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Speaker Bio Upload
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Download CME Slide
Thursday, September 1, 2022 Download AM22 Power Point Slide Template
Monday, September 7, 2022 Presentation Slides Due
September 21-24, 2022 2022 Annual Meeting

Instructions on how to access the speaker management system have been emailed which include your username and password. Please email meetings@aacpdm.org with any additional questions.

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 Submission Deadline

May 2023
Abstract Notifications Sent Out

June 2023
Preliminary Program Available and Registration Open

July 2023
Presentation and Poster Tasks and Information Sent Out