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2015 Annual Meeting Highlights

Last Updated:
May 19, 2016

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - Opening General Session
Welcome and Exchange of Gavel
Jan Willem Gorter, MD PhD FRCP(C) - Fit for Life
Michael Merzenich, PhD - Brain Plasticity and CP

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - Afternoon General Session
Veronica Schiariti, MD MHSc PhD - Fred P. Sage Award
Richard Ellenson - Cerebral Palsy Foundation Update
Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD - The Science of Making Friends for Adolescents and Young Adults with Special Needs: The UCLA Peers Program
Paul Gross - Making a Difference Award

Friday, October 23, 2015 - Morning General Session
Jerry Mendell, MD - Update on Molecular Therapy for Pediatric Neuromuscular Disease
Kerr Graham, MD - Mentorship Award
William Oppenheim, MD - Lifetime Achievement Award

Friday, October 23, 2015 - Afternoon General Session
Andrew McAleavey - Corbett Ryan Pathways Pioneer Award
Linda Fetters, PT PhD FAPTA - Going Green: Evidence Based Ingredients to Promote Action for Infants and Children
Bernadette Gillick PT MSPT PhD and Kathleen Friel, PhD - Stimulating Controversy, Stimulating the Brain: Non-invasive Brain Stimulation as a Potentially Disruptive Change Agent

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Closing General Session
Zach Anner - Working with What You Got
Sharon Levy, MD and Alan Shackelford, MD - Cannabinoid Biology and Marijuana Policy
Best Scientific Poster Award
Promising Career Award