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June 17, 2019

2020 Abstract Submission deadline is Wednesday, January 31st!

The 2020 Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your work to be considered for the AACPDM 74th Annual Meeting, which will take place September 23-26 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, LA. Please carefully read the Abstract Submission Guidelines for details on the abstract submission process. Details and access to the submission guidelines can be found online at:

Scoring rubrics are now available for your reference at the link above. These rubrics will be used by the Scientific Program Committee during the abstract review process. Final decisions are made from these scores, topics to provide a variety of options, and feedback from past meetings.

The AACPDM Annual Meeting provides high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities. "Unmasking Potential" is the theme for the 2020 Annual Meeting.

Abstracts can be submitted in the following formats:

  • Scientific Presentation
  • Instructional Course
  • Breakfast Seminar
  • Demonstration Poster

DEADLINE for abstract submission is January 31, 2020, 11:59 pm ET.

2019 Annual Meeting General Session videos are now available online

The AACPDM 73rd Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California was a tremendous success! If you were unable to attend, we now have the fabulous general session videos online. If you did attend, feel free to refresh your memory and view the meeting highlights once again.

House passes changes to Americans With Disabilities Act

On February 15th, the House passed legislation that would amend the Americans With Disabilities Act over objections from disability rights advocates and Democratic leaders, who warned that the bill would remove incentives for businesses to comply with the law.

The US Senate’s new budget deal funds CHIP for a full decade

For at least the next 10 years, families in the US Children’s Health Insurance Program shouldn’t have to worry about the money running out again.

Senate leaders announced on Wednesday that, as part of a broader budget agreement, they would lengthen the six-year funding extension for CHIP that Congress passed last month to a full 10 years of funding for the program.

Read more HERE.

Your shopping on Amazon can benefit AACPDM

AACPDM is part of's Smile program.  Amazon Smile allows us to receive a percentage of the money you spend on Amazon Smile, on any purchases that you make.

To set up AACPDM as your charity, please visit Amazon Smile.  Just under the search bar, there is a link to choose your charity.  Click on that and search for "AACPDM", then select us.  If you've bookmarked, please consider replacing that bookmark with this URL:, after choosing AACPDM as your donation selection.

Please remember - you'll have to access Amazon through the Amazon Smile page at  If you go to, a percentage is not donated!

DMCN goes mobile

Introducing the new iOS app for Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology