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Adult CP Studies Featured in AACPDM SIG

On Tuesday, February 6 at 4pm ET the Cerebral Palsy Research Network will be giving an update on some of its adult research efforts at next week’s meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)’s Special Interest Group (SIG) for Adults and Aging. This virtual meeting entitled “Research Updates in Adults with CP “ is open to the public and typically includes a blend of adult clinical providers, nonprofit advocates and members of the community.

The presentations will include updates from two of the CP Research Network’s projects including our Adult Research Priorities study by Dr. Cristina Sarmiento and our Adult Study of Classification of Pain by Drs Amy Bailes and Mary Gannotti. Both of these studies have been funded through our partner Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation. We will be joined in the presentation by Dr. Mark Peterson and Rachel Byrne who will share the progress for developing Adult Care Guidelines.

The Adults and Aging Special Interest Group is one of a small number of AACPDM SIGs that combines members of an AACPDM Committee, with other members, non-members, and people with lived experience. The Adults and Aging SIG is chaired by a leading member of the AACPDM Lifespan Committee Dr. Heidi Haapala. This two-hour meeting will include presentations and open discussion about the work being presented. It is an excellent opportunity for community members to learn more about work in the field to advance the care of adults with CP.

Joining the meeting requires pre-registration. Please join us for this important update on our efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of people with CP.

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