The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) is excited to announce that three of its abstracts have been accepted for the annual meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in Cincinnati, Ohio in October 2018. These opportunities to present CPRN’s efforts to AACPDM members is an important validation of our mission to accelerate clinical research for cerebral palsy.
The abstracts include:
- an analysis of the CPRN clinical registry presented as a scientific paper;
- an instructional course on conducting multi-center research with CPRN presented;
- a breakfast seminar on Research CP – our community-based research prioritization effort.
Each of these presentations represent different aspects of the work of CPRN – the creation of a CP registry in the U.S., the capability to conduct multi-center research and the research priorities that will guide work and collaboration. The acceptance of these abstracts demonstrates the multi-faceted interests of the CP research and provider community in working with CPRN. Having announced that our network is open for collaboration on research projects and open for sites to join, interest in CPRN has grown significantly over the last year with several new sites joining. CPRN also plans to hold a side meeting at AACPDM for new sites interested in joining the network.