74th Annual American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference

Lectures and research from Weinberg Family CP Center Team

September 21, 2020


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The 74th Annual American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Virtual Meeting will feature presentations and research from a number of Weinberg Family CP Center staff, affiliates, and researchers. The AACPDM Annual Meeting, held virtually from September 23-26, serves as forum for providers, medical professionals, and researchers to share information related to patients with cerebral palsy.  In keeping with this years’ theme of the meeting, “Unmasking Potential,” AACPDM is creating fresh, new opportunities for networking and collaboration with other professionals passionate about enhancing the health and well-being of individuals with childhood-onset disabilities around the globe. 

See below for the syllabus of presentations, lectures, and papers being presented by the Weinberg Family CP Team:


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

11:00 am to 3:00 pm - Pre-Conference Courses

  • Robotic Rehabilitation: Evidence-based Training of Balance, Posture, Mobility and Gait │ Sunil K. Agrawal, PhD, Joseph Dutkowsky, MD, Diane Damiano, PT, PhD, Andrew Gordon, PhD, Cole Galloway, PhD, PT, Deborah Gaebler-Spira, MD, David P. Roye, MD, Heakyung Kim, MD, Rosemarie Murray, PhD Student, Danielle Stramel, PhD Student

Thursday, September 24, 2020

2:02 pm – 2:09 pm

  • C5: Impact of Pain location, intensity, and interference across the adult life course: pilot findings from the Adult Cerebral Palsy Patient Reported Outcomes Registry │ Mary E. Gannotti, PT, PhD; Deborah E. Thorpe, PT, PhD; Edward A. Hurvitz, MD; Garey Noritz, MD; Michael E. Msall; Bethann Sennett, EdD; Linda E. Krach, MD; Henry G. Chambers, MD; Susan Horn, PhD; Paul H. Gross, BA (CPRN PARTNERS)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Free Paper Session D: Basic Science

1:38 pm – 1:45 pm

  • D2: Genetics of Cerebral Palsy: Who to Test │ Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD; Halie J. Holmes, MS; Jennifer Fasheun; Joshua E. Hyman, MD; David P. Roye, Jr. MD; Evan H. Baugh; Anya Revah-Politi; Natalie Lippa; Sulagna Kushary; Jennifer M. Bain, MD; Vimla Aggarwal; David Goldstein

 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Instructional Courses

  • IC14: Reestablishing Musculoskeletal Care for Adults with Cerebral Palsy: Focused on Spasticity Management │ Heakyung Kim, MD; Hana Azizi, MD; Paulo Selber, MD; Amber Newell, CPNP, OTR/L, David P. Roye, Jr.

Friday, September 25, 2020

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Free Paper Session F: Rehab

1:38 pm – 1:45 pm

  • F2: Improvements in hand function after unimanual or bimanual training are independent of corticospinal tract laterality │ Claudio L. Ferre, PhD; Marina B. Brandao, PhD; Karen Chin, MA; Veronique H. Flamand, PhD, OT; Ana Bonouvrié-Smorenburg, PhD; Talita C. Campos, MA; Maxime Robert, PhD; Yannick Bleyenheuft, PhD; Jason B. Carmel, MD, PhD; Andrew M. Gordon, PhD; Kathleen M. Friel, PhD; Hsing-Ching Kuo, PhD

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Instructional Courses

  • IC22: Sex in the CP- sexuality and life span care in people with cerebral palsy │ Heakyung Kim, MD; Amber Newell, CPNP, OTR/L; Jan Moskowitz, LCSW, CCLS; Susan C. Labhard, MSN

Saturday, September 26, 2020

1:38 pm – 1:45 pm

  • J2: Lower Limb Injections of OnabotulinumtoxinA: Improvement in Gait and Treatment Goal Achievement in Pediatric Patients with Cerebral Palsy │ Heakyung Kim, MD; Brad Racette, MD; Courtney Dunn; Shubhra Mukherjee, MD; Emily McCusker, PhD; Chengcheng Liu, PhD; Rozalina Dimitrova, MD, MPH

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Instructional Courses

  • IC29: Management of knee disorders in ambulatory cerebral palsy │ Mauro C. de Morais Filho, MD, MSc, PhD; Francesco C. Blumetti, MD; Paulo Selber, MD