American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Final Program

This year’s program offered engaging keynote speakers, learning experiences, and networking opportunities. Our keynote speakers were all dynamic leaders in their fields. They spoke about important topics from the genetic basis of Cerebral Palsy to brain-computer interfaces. A wide range of topics were also presented during the 41 Instructional Courses and 28 Breakfast Seminars that promoted translation of research into practice.

Focused learning experiences were offered through our pre-conference program, which included a neurogentics course organized by the International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium (ICPGC); a course on how to adopt the ICF through the lifespan; a course on rehabilitation and use of motion analysis for single event multi-level surgery; a clinical workshop on how to use the Hammersmith Infant
Neurological Examination (HINE); a course on educational strategies for health care providers serving children with medical complexity; a CP Register congress giving the opportunity to those working on and with CP Registers and surveillance systems to come together, share results and brainstorm barriers, concerns and new initiatives; our traditional orthopaedic day and the hands-on course on how to use ultrasound
guidance for chemodenervation treatments. The interdisciplinary nature of our society made this meeting an excellent opportunity to brainstorm, discuss clinical challenges, and form future collaborations.


Important Dates

  • May 2019
    Registration Opens
  • July 10, 2019
    Exhibit Booth Application Deadline
  • August 7, 2019
    Early Bird Registration Discount Ends
  • August 18, 2019
    Hotel Room Block Reservation Deadline
  • August 21, 2019
    Online Registration Deadline
  • August 22, 2019
    Presentation Handout Deadline
  • September 18-21, 2019
    73rd Annual Meeting!