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Fred P. Sage Award winners

Last Updated:
December 13, 2016

Recent Fred P. Sage Award Winners

Beginning in 1982, Academy past president Dr. Sage envisioned the great potential of audio-visual as a learning tool. Submissions for this award are accepted on a variety of platforms, including DVD, websites, online learning courses and mobile apps. Below are links to recent winners of the Fred P. Sage Award

2016 Winner

HipScreen: A Smartphone App for Community-Based Hip Surveillance Programs for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Contact: Vedant Kulkarni, MD
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Northern California
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2425 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 453-2049

One in three children with cerebral palsy will develop progressive neuromuscular hip dysplasia. Excellent evidence from Australia and Sweden has shown that a schedule of clinical exams and hip xrays, called “Hip Surveillance,” can identify hip dysplasia early and improve outcomes through early intervention. Unlike these countries with centralized medical systems, the United States needs a more community-based approach to educate those involved in the care of children with cerebral palsy about the science and practice of hip surveillance. To facilitate the practice of hip surveillance in the United States, we developed “HipScreen,” a free app through the Apple App store that is a self-contained tool to help learn about hip surveillance, implement a hip surveillance x-ray schedule, and even measure a hip x-ray! It works on all Apple devices that use iOS (iPhone, iPads, iPod Touch). The companion website has information on hip surveillance and tutorials on how to use HipScreen.
(Description from Dr. Kulkarni)

2015 Winner

ICF Educational e-tool

Contact: Veronica Schiariti, MD, MHSc,PhD
University of British Columbia
N401, 737 Humboldt St
Victoria, BC V8W 1B1
(604) 875-2000 x 5438

The purpose of this educational website is to illustrate the application of the newly developed ICF Core Sets for children and youth with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The ICF Core Sets are a shortlist of ICF categories that offer a framework for assessments, evaluations and follow up of children and youth with CP. There are five ICF Core Sets, a comprehensive Core Set, a Common Brief, and three Age-Specific Core Sets. The intended audience of this website is professionals, including students and trainees. The website provides navigation tools that include: a brief introduction to the ICF, a description of the ICF Core Sets development methodology, and five case studies illustrating the application of each one of the ICF Core Sets.

2014 Winner

Complex Care App for Helping Caregivers Manage their Child's Feeding Tube

Contact: Wendelin Burdo-Hartman, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-2460

The Complex Care app was developed to help parents of patients with feeding tubes at Nationwide Children's Hospital care for their children by managing their chronic conditions.Parents will have access to feeding regimen and weight tracking journals, information on how to care for feeding tube problems, and the opportunity to test their feeding tube IQ. The App helps patients identify their care team and provides necessary contact information. User feedback is greatly encouraged as this will allow future updates to continually meet the needs of patients and families.  

2013 Winner

A New Media Educational Program on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to Improve Quality of Care in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Sebastian A. Schroeder
Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
Department of Paediatric Neurology
Lindwurmstr. 4
Munich 80337

Munich MUC (Muscle Ultrasound Course)
"MUC" was created to help you in improving your skills in identifying muscles and neighbouring structures using ultrasound.  By using this rich internet application we want to help you to learn the sono-anatomy of the human body by giving you the ability to quickly compare clinically relevant muscles. We correlate ultrasound cross-sectional images with cross-sectional MRI scans and anatomic cross-sectional specimen. These three cross-sectional images are linked with an anatomic sketch for your quick orientation in the superior part of the screen.

2012 Winner

SEMLS KIDS - Interactive resource for children and parents
Melinda Lewis, OT
Department of Paediatric Rehabilitation
Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane
Herston Road, Herston
Australia 4029

2011 Winner

Healthy Transitions
Nienke P. Dosa, MD, MPH
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Dept of Pediatrics
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 464-7603

This presentation includes 40 video vignettes that were made for and with young adults with developmental disabilities. The vignettes depict situations that occur in real life and demonstrate skills to help young adults be more involved in their own health care.

2010 Winner

Successful Bridges: Growing Up with Spina Bifida

Richard C. Adams, MD
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn St
Dallas, TX 75219-3993
(214) 559-7855
This presentation provides an overview of spina bifida, with perspectives from families and health professionals in the field. The descriptions of issues/options facing individuals and families are provided in the context of barriers and potential facilitators of development as they impact body structure, body function, participation in activities of home and community, and those environmental considerations that support the individual needs of the child.  The clip above is a partial presentation.

2009 Winner

Don't Get Cold Feet- Winter Fun Is For Everyone!
Barbara Anthony, Recreation Awareness Coordinator Therapeutic Recreation & Life Skills, Life Skills and Wellness Institute
Bloorview Kids Rehab 150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 1R8, Canada
416-425-6220, x3542

Children with disabilities are often less involved than their peers in recreational activities. This video invites people with disabilities to get outside in the winter. It is shot at WindReach, a wheelchair-accessible farm. The film demonstrates a variety of adapted winter equipment and tips and activities to promote healthy and active living in the community.