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CPRN Launches Community Education Webinars

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) has announced a new community education webinar series focused on its findings and directions in research for cerebral palsy (CP).  One webinar per month will be presented by the principal investigator conducting the research and be followed by an open Q&A.  Interested participants must sign-up. These webinars will not only provide the community with an excellent opportunity to learn about important new research projects but also to interact with the clinician researchers conducting these studies.  Webinars will occur on weeknights at 8 pm ET.

The first webinar, scheduled for Wednesday March 25, is focused on the preliminary findings about adult health and wellbeing from the adult registry that was launched last year.  It will be presented by Dr. Mary Gannotti, a professor from the University of Hartford and the co-chair of the CPRN adult study group, who has led the development of the study in conjunction with several clinicians who treat and study adults with CP in addition to help from the CPRN Adult Community Advisory Committee.

The webinars scheduled for the rest of the year include:

Date Subject Speaker
April 23 Report from the CPRN Clinical Registry Garey Noritz, MD
May Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy Adam Ostendorf, MD
June Practice Variation in Spasticity Management for Diplegics Paul Gross
July Functional Improved Related to Spasticity Treatments Kristie Bjornson, PT, PhD
August Practice Variation in Spasticity Management for Children who are not Ambulatory Sruthi Thomas, MD, PhD
September CP Genetics Michael Kruer, MD
October Speech and Participation Kristen Allison, PhD
November Family Attitudes About CP Diagnoses Bhooma Aravamuthan, MD, DPhil

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