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AACPDM 72nd Annual Meeting

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Meeting at a Glance

[Meeting at a Glance]

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Orthopedic Day
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:30 am - 12:00 pm AACPDM Board & Committee Breakfast / Meetings
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ultrasound Workshop
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AACPDM Board & Committee Luncheon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Sessions

PC1: Design and Conduct of Comparative Effectiveness Trials and Practice-Based Research in Cerebral Palsy

PC2: The Complex Genesis of Chronic Pain

PC3: Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination Clinical Workshop

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Reception at the Hall of Mirrors/Hilton Netherland Plaza
Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Seminars 1-14
7:00 am - 8:00 am Advisor Support Program Meet & Greet Breakfast
8:15 am - 10:15 am

General Session

Opening Address and Gavel Exchange: Sarah Winter, MD and Jilda Vargus-Adams, MD, MSc

Cerebral Palsy Foundation Update: Richard Ellenson, CEO

Reaching for the Stars: Wendy Sullivan

Presidential Guest Lectureship "Designing for Life: Specific solutions for specific needs" Amie Shao

Gayle G. Arnold Lectureship "The Eating and Drinking Ability Classification System (EDACS): purpose and potential" Diane Sellers, PhD

10:50 am - 12:25 pm Free Paper Sessions A-D
A: Orthopedics: Spine and Hip
B: Epidemiology, Surveillance and International Health
C: Neuroimaging
D: Therapy
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm AACPDM Membership Business Meeting & Boxed Lunch (members only)
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

General Session

Corbett Ryan Pathways Pioneer Award Presentation TBA

Presidential Guest Lectureship "Transformative Action - by Design" Kelly Mrklas

NIH Update: Ralph Nitkin, PhD

Fred P Sage Award Presentation: Rachel Byrne, PT

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Instructional Courses 1-16
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Wine & Cheese Poster and Exhibit Review in the Exhibit Hall
Friday, October 12, 2018
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Seminars 15-28
8:15 am - 9:45 am General Session

Mac Keith Press Basic Science Lectureship: "Genetics of Premature Birth" Louis Muglia, MD PhD

Point, Counter-Point Session: "Is It Genetic, Or Is It CP? What's the Debate?" Peter Rosenbaum, MD vs. Michael Kruer, MD

10:35 am - 12:10 pm Free Paper Sessions E-H
E: Leisure, Physical Activity and Sports
F: Spasticity Management, Muscles and Classification
G: Gait
H: Orthopedic Surgery and Complex Care
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Non CME Luncheon Options

International Networking Luncheon

Ipsen Presentation Theater

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

General Session

Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation: Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD

Presidential Guest Lectureship: "Making Digital Voice Personal to Foster Meaningful Social Connection" Rupal Patel, PhD CCC-SLP

Duncan Wyeth Award Presentation: Deborah McFadden, MD

Gayle G Arnold Best Free Paper Award: TBA

Mentorship Award: TBA

EACD and AusACPDM Updates: Giovanni Cioni, PhD and Christine Imms, PhD, MSc

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Instructional Courses 17-31
7:00 pm - 12:00 am Networking Dinner and Celebration
Saturday, October 13, 2018
7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast Seminars 29-41
8:15 am - 10:15 am Complex Care SIG Meeting
8:20 am – 9:55 am Free Paper Sessions I-L
I: Early Identification and Intervention
J: Orthopedics: Lower Limb
K: Upper Limb Function
L: Adult Care
10:00 am – 5:00 pm AACPDM Community Forum
10:30 am - 12:00 pm General Session

Chambers Family Lifespan Lectureship Sibling: Panel Presentation

Cathleen Lyle Murray Award: Pete Zeidner, Pedal-with-Pete Foundation

Research Grant Awards: Research Committee Chair, Sharon Ramey, PhD

Best Poster Awards: TBA

Mac Keith Press Promising Career Award: TBA

Closing Remarks

2019 Annual Meeting Introduction

12:00 pm - 1:00 Board & Committee Lunch Meetings
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Instructional Courses 32-46

Important Dates

  • May 31st
    Registration Opens
  • July 23rd
    Exhibit Booth Application Deadline
  • August 29th
    Early Bird Registration Discount Ends
  • September 11th
    Hotel Room Block Reservation Deadline
  • September 12th
    Online Registration Deadline
  • September 19th
    Presentation Handout Deadline
  • October 9th-13th
    72nd Annual Meeting!