8 Andrew M. Gordon, PhD is Professor of Movement Science and Neuroscience & Educations and Director of the Center forCerebralPalsy Research at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City . He received a B .A . in Cognitive Psychology and Physiology from Hampshire College, an M .S . in Kinesiology from Pennsylvania State University, a Ph .D . in Neurophysiology and Pediatrics from Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden), and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School . He has served on the Academy’s Research and Awards Committee . For more than 5 years his research has focused on the neural mechanisms underly- Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC Courtesy of Tourism Vancouver aWard reCiPienTs, continued ing sensorimotor impairments in children with cerebral palsy, andfor the last decade he has been translating findings from this basic research into the development and testing of novel rehabilitation strategies in this population . Most recently, Drs . Gordon and Charles have developed an intensive bimanual training protocol for children with hemiplegia, Hand-Arm Bimanual Intensive Therapy (HABIT) . Dr . Gordon has more than 80 publications in leading journals including Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Pediatrics, Brain and Journal of Neurophysiology .
general meeTing informaTion ameriCan aCademy forCerebralPalsy & develoPmenTal mediCine Mission - The AACPDM is a multidisciplinary scientific society devoted to the study of cerebral palsy and other childhood onset disabilities, to promoting professional education for the treatment and management of these conditions, and to improving the quality of life for people with these disabilities . The Academy was founded in 947 “to foster and stimulate professional education, research, and interest in the understanding of these conditions and in improving the care and rehabilitation of affected persons .” The diversity of the six founding members (an orthopedic surgeon, a neurologist, two pediatricians, a neurosurgeon and a physiatrist) signified the necessity for an interchange of ideas and experiences among all of those who provide care for patients with cerebral palsy . The foresight of our founders is reflected by the Academy’s increasing membership of specialists in these and other disciplines . The scope of the Academy’s interests has expanded from an initial focus on cerebral palsy into related areas of developmental medicine, including spina bifida, neuromuscular disease, traumatic brain injury and other acquired disabilities, genetic disorders, communications problems, and specific learning disabilities . Purpose - The educational program of the AmericanAcademyforCerebralPalsyand Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) is designed to provide targeted opportunities for dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and developmental disorders . The program provides a forum for discussion of scientific developments and clinical advances in the care of people with these problems . By presenting forums which foster interdisciplinary communication and interchange among all allied health care professionals concerned with individuals with cerebral palsy and neurodevelopmental disorders, this program’s purpose is to ensure that the qualified personnel have the skills and knowledge derived from practices that have been determined through research and experience to be successful in serving children with disabilities . The purpose is also to encourage teambuilding within organizations and institutions, encourage multicenter studies, develop information for parents, and find a consensus on the optimal care of various conditions . Objectives: • To broaden the learning experience by presenting a multidisciplinary forum for professionals who care for individuals with cerebral palsy or other developmental disabilities . • To identify recent scientific advances in the area of developmental health care . • To describe current research pertaining to the study of cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities . • To evaluate new studies on the care of individuals with cerebral palsy or other neurodevelopmental disabilities . • To foster interdisciplinary communication and interchange that will provide more effective care for individuals with cerebral palsy or neurodevelopmental disabilities . Target Audience - Developmental and other Pediatricians, Neurologists, Psychologists, Physiatrists, Orthopaedic and Neuro-Surgeons, Physical and Occupational therapists, Speech and Hearing therapists, Orthotists, Rehab Engineers, Kinesieologists, Nurses, Special Education Teachers, Educators and Administrators, Researchers and others concerned with the care of children with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities . All levels of skills will be addressed . absTraCT suPPlemenT Free Paper abstracts, Scientific Posters and Multimedia abstracts accepted for presentation at the AACPDM 6 st Annual Meeting have been published in a supplement of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology . Each attendee will receive one copy of the supplement along with their registration materials . admission by TiCkeT only The majority of sessions at the Annual Meeting will require an additional ticket to control access and capacity . Tickets for these sessions are not included in the meeting’s regular registration fees . Tickets will be collected at the door by ushers . Tickets can be purchased at the registration desk, based on availability . ameriCan WiTH disabiliTies aCT The AACPDM wishes to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids and services . If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act please notify AACPDM at least 4 working days prior to the program to allow time to acquire the support needed . board of direCTors meeTings Wednesday, 10/10 Location: Pan Pacific Hotel Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Cypress Suite Meeting 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Oceanview 4 Lunch 2:00 PM – :00 PM Cypress Suite Meeting :00 PM – 5:00 PM Oceanview 4 Saturday, 10/13 Location: Pan Pacific Hotel Meeting :30 AM – 3:00 PM Oceanview 4 9