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Final Program - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and ...

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46 The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of the 61 st Annual Meeting: Booth 314 GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP The Sunny Hill Foundation fundraises to support Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (Sunny Hill), which is a program of BC Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Sunny Hill offers specialized services to children with disabilities and their families from across B.C. by providing assessment, diagnosis, consultation, referral and treatment. Designing services to complement the resources available in each child’s home community, Sunny Hill addresses development and behaviour disabilities, sensory impairment, neuromotor disabilities, and transition planning. Sunny Hill provides services at its Vancouver facility and uses innovative initiatives like outreach clinics and use of telehealth technology to serve patients in their own communities. Website: Booth 219 Allergan, Inc., is the proud to be a gold sponsor of the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Website: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Booth 308 Medtronic ITB TherapySM (Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy) is an effective medical treatment for people with severe spasticity associated with cerebral palsy, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, or stroke. ITB Therapy delivers Lioresal® Intrathecal (baclofen injection) directly to the fluid around the spinal cord. ITB Therapy is administered by Medtronic’s programmable drug infusion system, which consists of an implanted drug pump, an intrathecal catheter, and an external hand-held programmer. Medtronic’s latest pump is smaller than previous models to better fit pediatric patients’ needs. Patient management is also simplified with 20 and 40 ml reservoir options and 180-day drug stability. Website: SILVER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP Children’s Hospital is a resource and provider of specialized medical and therapeutic services customized to meet the specific needs of children and their families. The hospital began as a small clinic in 1917 and now serves thousands of children each year, providing inpatient, day patient and outpatient services for a wide variety of medical conditions ranging from chronic illness to recent injuries. Specialty programs include Children’s Feeding Program which assists children who cannot or will not chew or swallow and the Transitional Care Unit which provides long-term, subacute care for children who are medically fragile and technologically dependent. Website: The UCP Research and Educational Foundation serves in the nongovernment sector as the nation’s principal provider of research grant funds for the development of biomedical and bioengineering research relevant to the prevention of cerebral palsy and for improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities due to CP. It also collaborates with UCPA in serving to educate health care providers and the public about CP and research advances in the field. Website:

aCknoWledgemenTs, continued BRONzE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP Orthopaedic Hospital, located in Los Angeles, California, is a recognized world leader in orthopaedic patient care, teaching and research, resulting in an improved quality of life for children and adults . For nearly a century, Orthopaedic Hospital has been treating their pediatric patients, regardless of the families’ ability to pay . Expanding its facilities in a partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles, a new inpatient hospital, with a leading orthopaedic residency training program, is soon to open . The Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center, currently under construction, will be the largest and most sophisticated musculoskeletal research facility in the world . Website: laoh .ucla .edu Jones-Kanaar Foundation The Jones-Kanaar Foundation is dedicated to assisting physically challenged people, especially those with cerebral palsy, and to supporting programs which encourage youth to participate in volunteer activities . Founded in 994 by the late Margaret Holden Jones Kanaar, M .D ., 9th President of the AACPDM, the Foundation has strongly supported the UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Center for Cerebral Palsy, including the annual Margaret Jones Multidisciplinary Symposium, and helped fund the Margaret Holden Jones Kanaar, M .D . Chair in Cerebral Palsy at the UCLA School of Medicine . Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology was set up in 958 to educate health professionals about cerebral palsy and to encourage research into it . The inspiration for this was Dr Ronald Mac Keith, a charismatic paediatrician from Guy¹s Hospital in London . Mac Keith Press was set up as the independent publisher of DMCN and of a related series of books . In 962, the AACPDM adopted DMCN as its membership journal, an association that strengthened the journal’s status as pre-eminent in its field significantly . Mac Keith Press values its close link with the Academy highly and hopes it will continue for many more years . URL: www .mackeith .co .uk/journal .html The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago is dedicated to helping people with all levels and types of physical disabilities live a fulfilling life . U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIC the # Rehabilitation Hospital in America every year since 99 . RIC operates a flagship hospital in Chicago as well as a network of day rehabilitation and outpatient centers located throughout the city and surrounding suburbs . It also maintains strategic alliances with other healthcare providers throughout the state of Illinois and north central Indiana . For more information, visit the RIC website . Website: www .ric .org Booth 2 4 Ultraflex Systems, an employee-owned R&D company, serves the therapeutic and definitive O&P needs of patients with severe neuromuscular and/or orthopedic dysfunction . Ultraflex manufactures custom joint mobilization systems for the management of spasticity . The custom-molded systems apply submaximal stretch and position to improve the dynamic and static components of deformity . Stop by Booth #220 to learn more about our innovative technology, including: FirstFlex, a breakthrough treatment combining patented bracing and electrical stimulation for pediatric spastic hemiplegia, UltraSafeStep, the latest in gait training rehabilitation, and the HOPe pediatric hip abduction orthosis, which provides better compliance than traditional “A” frames . Website: www .ultraflexsystems .com St . Louis Children’s Hospital is a 250-bed teaching hospital and has been at the forefront of pediatric medicine, developing new therapies and increasing understanding about children’s health, since 879 . Ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by Child magazine and USNews & World Report, St . Louis Children’s Hospital serves as a regional, national and international referral center offering comprehensive care and providing a full range of health services for children and their families . Website: www .slch .org 47

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