The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) is planning two webinars this month on Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 23 both at 8 pm ET.
On Wednesday, July 8, CPRN will interview Lily Collison, author of Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy: Understanding the Motor Problems, Their Impact on Walking, and Management Throughout Life: a Practical Guide for Families, a recently released book about her experience as a parent of a young man (age 25) with bilateral cerebral palsy. CPRN Chairman Paul Gross will interview Ms. Collison about her journey as the mother of a child with CP, how she made decisions about various interventions including jointly with her son to have a selective dorsal rhizotomy as an adult and why she chose to write a book. Ms. Collison will be available for Q&A with attendees following the 25-minute interview.
On Thursday, July 23, Michael Kruer, MD, a pediatric neurologist and movement disorders specialist, will present his formative research on genetics and cerebral palsy entitled “Genetics and cerebral palsy – what difference does it make?” as a 5th presentation of CPRN research in the MyCP Webinar Series. Dr. Kruer chairs the International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium and is funded by the National Institutes of Health to research genetics and CP. His groundbreaking research will launch in partnership with CPRN in the coming year and holds the potential to resolve many unanswered questions in causes and treatments for CP. Join us for this 25-minute presentation followed by open Q&A with Dr. Kruer.
To receive instructions to join either of these webinars, you can sign up on the MyCP Webinar Series page on CPRN. People who have already registered for the whole series will receive invitations to both webinars. Both webinars will be recorded for future viewing on the CPRN YouTube Channel.